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Succesfully defending an attack

Successfully defending an attack - under a beautiful evening sky

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How Did This One Get Away?

Down on numbers this week - working away, injuries, get the caravan on the road for the new season etc - so it was a bare bones 7 and the recall of Dave Hitchen (any port in a storm!). We started well enough and in fact kept it going for the full 40 minutes, but just couldn't do quite enough to get the ball in the back of their net. They had 2 good chances, both in the first half, the first from which they scored, through ball sliced through or midfield, one touch and a smart shot into the back of the net. No complaints, quality. They missed an equally good chance from a corner five minute later, where their striker had to decide between a powerful header or a touch to control and fire the ball in the back of the net. Fortunately for us he chose to head it, but didn't make good contact and a regulation save for Goose.

At the other end we created more chances, but couldn't beat their keeper or the ball went the wrong side of the post or bar.

Certainly the best we've played and lost in a long time. There's always next week …

© John Gatheral 2019