Fulbourn FC Res 2 vs 2 Hemingfords United

KERSHAW ‘A’ LEAGUE Saturday 30th March 2013

Dickie – Fulbournfc chairman

The reserves got back into action after the bad weather of the previous weekend With a home game against Hemingford.

They started off well, with Chris Tovey back in action after his charity raising Cambridge half marathon when he raised around £800 for cancer research and Arthur Rank Hospice. Dan Pearce and Georgio Favaroulo were home from University and Reece Nightingale was making his debut in goal.

There was a good attitude from the reserves against a side a couple of places above them in the league. After 20 minutes they got good possession down the right and Dylan Keith’s’ low cross found Roger Phillips who swept the ball into the net . The game was played in a good spirit and the referee let the game flow which was nice to see although one visiting spectator didn’t see it quite that way. Fulbourn could have gone in with a two goal lead at half time but Phillips failed to capitalise on a chance over his shoulder when he had more time than he realised.

The second half saw Hemingford pushing forward more but the home defence weren’t unduly worried and were coping well despite the visitors throwing men forward at set pieces. With around 15 minutes left the visitors got a slice of luck when the goalkeeper was beaten at the near post after the ball got a deflection.

They had their tails up now and soon capitalised on some slack marking by Fulbourn to take the lead with a free header. It looked like a cruel blow after playing so well was about to leave the home side pointless but with Alex Loughlan on for Roger Phillips and Nicky Bell taking over on the left there was still hope and he delivered a testing cross which the goalkeeper failed to deal with; Alex challenged and a defender put through his own goal to give the reserves the point they deserved.
Well played lads, you showed a lot of skill and never gave up.