The Reserves welcomed Somersham to Carlton Park for a bottom of the table clash. We beat our opponents earlier in the season but it soon became clear that they were going to be tougher opponents this time.
It was Sax who had the first clear chance with Dan having a shot cleared off the line after 10 minutes.
We continued to press and after 14 minutes Harry was taken down in the area following a good run. Ash calmly slotted home the penalty to make it 1-0.
We continued to be the dominent side and forced a few corners without really creating any clear chances. After 25 minutes another corner was cleared up field and two passes later they scored an equaliser.
Shortly after, we lost the ball in our opponents half and they again broke through to take the lead, 1-2.
We didn’t let our heads drop and continued to press. With 5 minutes of the half remaining a good move found Isaac on the left and his cross was met by Dan with a great header to equalise. The half ended 2-2.
We started the second half on top again and after a couple of minutes Harry played a ball to Isaac on the left corner of the area, whose shot found the top far corner of the net, 3-2.
We then went in search for a decisive fouth goal but it wouldn’t come. After 70 minutes we got caught with a sucker punch when a mistake left the striker a tap into an open goal to equalise, 3-3.
We then rode our luck as they hit the bar from a corner and missed a chance that looked easier to score. The last 10 minutes we pressed again for the winner, with the best chance falling to Ash whose injury time shot was well saved.
In the end we had to settle for a draw in a game we dominated and feel we should have won, but could easily have lost.
The First team went down 4-2 to league leaders Tattingstone, with both goals scored by Hunter.
Next week, virus permitting, the Firsts are home to Bedricks Worth and the Reserves visit local rivals Framlingham A.
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