Mousehold through to semi-final
Mousehold 2, Loddon Utd 1In this Shoetraders Cup quarter-final, the Mousehold side was quite evenly balanced between first team and reserve players - a true 'club level' team.
Mousehold 2, Loddon Utd 1
In this Shoetraders Cup quarter-final, the Mousehold side was quite evenly balanced between first team and reserve players - a true 'club level' team.
The game started very evenly, and it was a full 35 minutes before any goals resulted from the end-to-end play.
Loddon went a goal up when their player chased a slow ball goalwards and used his head instead of his foot to knock it down and past the keeper, totally confusing the keeper who had not been expecting that move.
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However, Mousehold were not about to take that lying down and just two minutes later had evened the scores.
Chris Vines made a long throw in which was flicked on by Ben Jacob. The ball broke on the edge of the six-yard box and Joe Wilkes swung with his left foot to poke it home.
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After the break both sides continued to battle hard, and Mousehold were frustrated when Dwayne Batley came within a whisker when the ball rebounded off the post 58 minutes into the game.
Eventually, however, their efforts were rewarded - on 85 minutes Ben Jacob switched the ball from right to left to Joe Wilkes, who put in a lovely cross across the front of the goal and Chris Vines got his head to it - 'pure quality'!
A final chance deep into injury time rebounded off the bar - Bretty's free-kick right in front of goal was an excellent chance, but the game finished shortly afterwards 2-1 to Mousehold, who were jubilant to be going to the semi-final.
Man of the match went to Ian Hipperson. A very good team game.