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Sandy Reserves: Match Report v Bedford Panthers

Competition League - Division 4
Result Bedford Panthers 1-2 Sandy Reserves
Date Saturday 01 December 2012
Kick Off 2.00pm

Match Report

Sandy Reserves travelled to Queens Park in Bedford for a tough fixture versus Bedford Panthers who had won all 10 of their games prior to this match. A few changes to the line-up with Barker dropping into centre back and Gregory partnering Jonnie up front.

The game kicked off and Sandy started attacking straight away and got some early efforts in on the goalkeeper. Gregory and Jonnie were becoming a handful for Panthers’ defence while receiving support from Dennis and Dora. The opposition started forming attacks and were looking very dangerous through the middle but Barker and Rogan were making some great challenges and getting the ball away from danger. But against the run of play Panthers’ got a break through with Phil getting down to make a great save, the Panthers’ striker was there first to pounce on the rebound making it 1-0.

After half time Sandy came out all fired up and started forming more and more attacks and it was clearly frustrating the opposition who have been used to seeing out games easily all season. But finally Sandy got their reward when Gipson played the ball down the line to Jonnie who took on the full back and putting in a low cross for Gregory to scuff the ball in the corner with his left foot. 1-1 and all to play for as Sandy had the momentum. Panthers’ started attacking again but Barker was always there to clear any danger. A sub was made as Hales replaced Gipson and Jordan replaced Dennis. Sandy then got a second goal when Chris played a ball for Jonnie the defender intercepted but Jonnie dispossessed him straight away and went on to lob the ‘keeper. Panthers’ then put a lot of pressure on Sandy but they held it off. But controversy in the dying seconds as Webby tried to clear the ball he appear to make contact with the opposing captain in the box but the ref strangely awarded an indirect free kick which was blocked but still a strange decision. The full time whistle went and Sandy got a deserved win which lifted them to 10th in the league.

Match Stats

Starting Line-up:

3. Darren Gipson (9)
5. Peter Rogan (9)
8. Chris Gregory (9)
8. Scott Dora (9)
10. Andy Barker (10)
20. Matt Baines (9)
21. Jonny Stratford (9)
50. John Sheppard (9)

Subs:

16. Adam Hales (9)
24. Jordan Harrington (9)

Goal Scorers:

1 x Chris Gregory
1 x Jonny Stratford

Assists:

1 x Jonny Stratford

Man of the Match:

10. Andy Barker

 

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