A battling, hard working performance was not rewarded today. We scored in the first half after a great move down the left which ended up in their penalty box, but their last defender fouled Mick Roach who neatly despatched the penalty hard and low to the keepers left. We were VERY surprised when the 'guilty' defender wasn't even booked, when we believed as last man he should have been sent off???
They equalised within a few minutes when a high swerving ball over the top caught me out. I misjudged it as it came down and one of their 2 (very physical but good) centre forwards lobbed Billy (our keeper) as he came to try and rescue my mistake. 1 - 1 at half time but I think we had the better chances in this half.
They started to dominate the 2nd half, after we were forced into 3 substitutions thru injury. Our defence was under constant pressure and we thought we were going to hold out for injury time and maybe penalties. But, with only 3 minutes left, they scored a header from a corner and we couldn't get the equaliser.
The only plus point we all took from the game is that if we get promoted this season, we should be more than capable of holding our own in the first division with performances like this.
Unlucky today lads.