Today’s match took place a Villa Park with the visitors being Upton AA. With both sides having to deal with windy conditions, it was the home team who started the stronger. Having taking full control of the first 10/15 minutes it was Ashville who struck first with some intricate football on the edge of the opponents box with a great finish from in form striker Lewis Moynes. Ashville stayed on top for the majority of the 1st half, and limited the away side to just 1 attempt on goal with the home Goalkeeper Terry McCormick producing a fantastic save. With the score still at 1-0 the home team went into the break feeling disappointed that the lead wasn’t extended. 2nd half started with the away team coming out fired up wanting to rectify there 1st half performance which they did with a good spell of football which lead to a corner, which then resulted in an own goal from Ashville’s Centre back Adam Sunners. With the away team now in the ascendence it was them who were pushing for a second goal which they got with some very sloppy defending, with the home team not being able to deal with a long throw into the box which was finished at the back post by Johnathan Egerton. With the tide turning ashville’s manager looked to the bench and brought on substitute Lee Davey and within 10 minutes of being on the pitch he repaid his manager with a thunderbolt of a strike which the keeper had no chance of saving! With the score know all square and both teams pushing for a winner it was the away side with a route one ball that split Asville’s defence and was nicely finished by striker Nathan Mapletoft. With only 10mins to play Ashville had to go for it and went more direct in the search of an equaliser, with the away side dropping deeper and deeper Ashville’s pressure paid off and resulted in a dangerous free kick on the edge of the opponents area, which was dispatched superbly by free kick specialist James Clare. With both teams pushing for a winner in the dying minutes, and with both teams missing good opportunities, the game finished in a very entertaining 3-3 draw.
M.O.M - Lewis Moynes
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