Mousehold through in cup
Mousehold 3. Jarrolds 2This Shoetraders Cup game, after a six-week break and players unavailable, was always going to be a hard game for Mousehold.Jarrolds got the scoring started after just seven minutes, when a Mousehold defender had his pass intercepted by a Jarrolds striker who ran in on goal and shot past the keeper.
Mousehold 3. Jarrolds 2
This Shoetraders Cup game, after a six-week break and players unavailable, was always going to be a hard game for Mousehold.
Jarrolds got the scoring started after just seven minutes, when a Mousehold defender had his pass intercepted by a Jarrolds striker who ran in on goal and shot past the keeper.
Mousehold didn't put their heads down for a second, and as the minutes ticked by it really seemed only a matter of time before they found the equaliser.
It came on 25 minutes when Ben Jacob picked the ball up from the centre circle, ran 10 yards and split the Jarrolds defence with a lovely ball through to Chris Daniels who managed to get his toe to the ball before the keeper.
The ball went under the keeper and trickled into the net.
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Jarrolds kept the pressure on, going ahead for the second time on 33 minutes with a forceful ball that caught the inside of the post.
After half-time, both teams continued to push hard, and it was 18 minutes before Mousehold equalised again, when Chris Vines threw the ball into the goal area and Chris Daniels finished it off with his head for his second goal.
Four minutes later Chris Vines came off, and Dan Tolliday got on the pitch. Less than one minute later Ben Jacob hit the crossbar in his first attempt, then ran across the goal and headed the rebound into the corner of the net to bring Mousehold ahead for the first time.
The rest of the game - which included some injury time - was frantic, but Mousehold held on and finished the game 3-2 up to go through to the next round of the cup.
Man of the match was awarded to Chris Daniels, and special thanks to Ashley Dye from Jarrolds, who stood in as referee at the last moment and did a great job.
Mousehold Res 0, Lingwood Caveners 1
Mousehold Reserves played with the bare minimum 11 players in their first game.
After such a long break, despite the defeat the manager was justly proud of his team's performance and spirit.
It was a very close first half with no clear chances on either side. The only event of note was when Lingwood hit a post with a header about 10 minutes into the game.
The second half started much the same. It was a difficult pitch, very big and Mousehold worked really hard to slow Lingwood down and make it hard for them.
Fifteen minutes into the half Mousehold didn't fully clear a corner and a Lingwood striker hit a shot that deflected off two Mousehold players and ended up in the back of the net, leaving the keeper bemused.
It was very unlucky, a complete fluke, and no way to stop it.
James Bowden had a chance about 10 minutes from the end, but the keeper made the save, and the game finished 1-0 to Lingwood.
Mousehold chairman Andy Brown said that everyone responded really well to what was said before the game and worked really hard on a very big pitch, the defence was solid and they didn't deserve to lose.
Man of the match was jointly awarded to Johnny Flower and Ian Hipperson.