Bank hit by late, late strike and forced to settle for a point in eight goal thriller

20:10 22 February 2012

Tim Neild of Budleigh against Newton Abbot Spurs

Tim Neild of Budleigh against Newton Abbot Spurs

Copyright: I Hitchcock

Bank United 4:4 Half Moon

Honours ended even at the end of a cracking game of Sunday Morning football.

After a run of disappointing results, Bank were looking for some cheer and things started badly as they found themselves three down in next to no time!

However, with two thirds of the contest still to be played Bank finally found their feet.

The spark was provided by Phil Sanders from mid-field and it was his pass that found Adam Gendall out wide. He raced away before crossing for Adam Pring to get the come-back started.

Just before half-time Pring netted a second following more excellent midfield play and bank went into the break in much better shape.

Straight from the re-start Bank began to play some tidy passing football.

Pring picked up the ball in the middle third and passed it sideways to Sanders who beat a couple of players before slamming it into the back of the net to make it 3-3.

Warren Vaughan then weaved his way past a couple of opposition players before finding Sanders and he struck it beautifully.

The ball looked destined for the net only to rise at the last minute and cannon back off the crossbar.

It fell invitingly to skipper Jamie Drummond but he then put it wide of the upright! Bank kept pressing, forced a number of late corners.

From one of them substitute Luke Newcombe scored from close range to give Bank the lead for the first time in the game.

Half Moon threw everything in a bid for an equaliser of their own. Bank keeper Rob Watts made a number of fine saves but could nothing about the one that beat him in the sixth minute of added time.

Adam Pring was named the Bank Man of the Match.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

11:21
Football generic picture

East Budleligh warmed for the new football season with a friendly fixture against near neighbours Woodbury who are now managed by former East Budleigh manager Spencer West, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
11:20
Exmouth RFC's Henry Goldson , who is set to play Centre against an Exeter Chiefs xv this Thursday, 6.45pm kick off

Exmouth are set to come face to face with an England International when an Exeter Chiefs XV travel to the Imperial Ground this Thursday (6.45pm), for a pre-season game being sponsored by Ashfords LLP.

Read more
11:20
Exeter Falcons action versus Cradley Heethens

Exeter Falcons fans hoping to see their new side in action back on a local track will have to be patient – but a new home is going to be found.

Read more
11:19
Golf generic picture

Sarah White was the winner of the August stableford at East Devon Golf Club last week, claiming victory over the 92 strong field by two shots, writes Helen Chivers.

Read more
11:19
Exeter Falcons action versus Cradley Heethens

Exeter Chris Richards Falcons are to be represented at Topsham Fun Day this coming Saturday (August 27).

Read more
11:18
Cycle speedway Champions
Will & Owen Tidball

Exmouth cycle ace Will Tidball continued his fine season when he won the Under-16 Cycling Championships last national series meeting of the year at Oliver’s Mount Scarborough.

Read more
11:04

Budleigh Salterton Reserves begin a new Macron Devon and Exeter Football League Division Two season on Saturday (August 27), writes SpursTom.

Read more
11:01
madeira ladies singles champion Jan Roberts with runner-up, vice-captain Mary Ann Dowrick

The finals of Madeira’s internal competitions were played at the weekend and were much enjoyed by those taking part and those supporting despite the weather turning cooler and at times wetter, writes Jenny Smith.

Read more
10:59
Cricket

Exmouth had an eye on next season in the game against Torquay on the Maer, which failed to go the distance, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
10:59
Topsham St James CC Under-12s at the cup final

Topsham St James Under-12s were gallant runners-up when they contested the County Sport KO Cup with Exeter.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 16°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications