Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The match of the Newtons...

Maiden Newton 3 - 2 Sturminster Newton United

This top of the table clash started badly for the home side as early United pressure eventually led to an inevitable opening goal. Despite further pressure Ollie kept calm in goal and the much smaller Maiden players gradually became more confident. Keiron equalised with a low hard shot that deceived the keeper and the match became more even up to the break.
At half time the boys were told "this is much harder" but they all said they were enjoying it more because it was a close game. In the second half the play was end to end but Sturminster went ahead in amazing fashion direct from a corner with a large crowd wondering how he managed to score from that position. MN now looked for another equaliser with Frederic pushed over as he was shooting but the ref giving a goal kick. Shortly after Frederic was through again but this time the defender tackled from behind and brought him down for a certain penalty. The Stur player then showed very obvious dissent and was shown a yellow card before Frederic drilled home the spot kick.
Before long there was a goalmouth scramble and Frederic was presented with a gaping goal and hit the roof of the net. Sturminster then pressed to the end with the Maiden goal leading a charmed life. Tom, Noah, Thomas, and Charlie all made last ditch clearances with the latter the man of the match for his excellent defending. A very special mention for Jamie as the game was so tight the manager could not make changes and he bravely took one for the team.

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