Tough weekend for Mousehold

Mousehold 2, Costessey Crown 3It was an even first 20 minutes with no real chances on either side. Costessey Crown won a series of corners after 22 minutes, Mousehold failed to clear the last one which resulted in the Costessey player volleying their first goal into the top corner.

Mousehold 2, Costessey Crown 3

It was an even first 20 minutes with no real chances on either side.

Costessey Crown won a series of corners after 22 minutes, Mousehold failed to clear the last one which resulted in the Costessey player volleying their first goal into the top corner.

The rest of the half was end to end with no real chances.


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In the second half Mousehold scored straight away, a through-ball to Dwayne Batley who scored on the second attempt from the rebound. Costessey's first attack after the restart won a corner, which they headed in for 2-1.

With 10 minutes to go a through-ball from Gareth Crick saw Dwayne again through on goal, who passed to Dan Tolliday who put into an open goal for 2-2.

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With two minutes to go Mousehold got caught on the break from one of their own corners, the Costessey centre-forward went clean through and lobbed the keeper.

Gareth's attempt to equalise for the third time went wide, and the game finished 3-2.

Man of the match was awarded to Chris Daniels.

Mousehold Res 1, Costessey Sports 9

The level of injuries in the club told again this week, with both teams having the bare minimum, and the reserves short of several vital players.

Although Mousehold came out fighting right at the start, getting their first try on goal within seconds, Costessey Sports quickly got the game under control and got their first goal on just five minutes, with a ball up and over the keeper, too high to reach.

On 11 minutes they scored again, from distance, into the bottom left of the net. Then on 18 minutes the Mousehold keeper dived a fraction too late for Costessey's third goal.

Their fourth came on 35 minutes, but another on 40 minutes from a corner was disallowed. However on 42 minutes they scored their fifth; everyone thought it was offside, and therefore the defence didn't chase it.

After half time, things didn't get any better. Costessey Sports scored after only about 20 seconds, a powerful shot from the edge of the circle, which went over everyone and tucked into the net.

The seventh came on 54 minutes, and the eighth on 72 minutes, shortly after Matt Brown came off for Paul Mitchell.

Finally, Mousehold got a goal back on 79 minutes, courtesy of Bruno Pinto, his first for the club, with a lovely high ball, which tucked neatly under the bar out of the keeper's reach.

Unfortunately the pain wasn't over yet, as Costessey put one more away right on the whistle to take the score to 9-1.

Man of the match was awarded to Bruno who kept his game and his head up throughout and scored Mousehold's only goal.

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