Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Flying Horse 0, Bank United 1
Bank United returned from a visit to table topping Flying Horse with all three points and top spot in the table.
The opening exchanges saw both sides seeking to gain control of the midfield area. This meant much of the play being compressed into the middle third with chance sat a premium at either end of the pitch.
The ball was knocked into the Bank net on 15 minutes, but the off-side flag kept the game all square.
Five minutes later came the best chance of the half for Bank when winger Phil Sanders broke clear of his marker down the left and crossed, but the keeper got there before a United player.
A half time team talk clearly hit the spot for Bank began the second half with a greater tempo. The passing was crisper and space was created that led to an increasing number of shots on the Flying Horse goal.
The first Bank change was made on 55 minutes with the introduction of recent signing Mathieu Peligry.
On the hour mark Flying Horse fashioned a real chance, but United glovesman Graham Lewis produced a finger tip save to deny the chance.
The deadlock was finally broken on 68 minutes.
A neat passage of passing involving Sam Weeks, Wayne Tucker and Jamie Drummond ended with the latter playing in Peligry and the French striker calmly slotted it home.
Ten minutes from time Phil Sanders spurned a glorious chance to double the lead, but, with the goal gaping, he fired wide!
Flying Horse looked to respond, but got little change out of the solid Bank back line and that one goal proved sufficient to bag all three precious points for Bank and see them leap frog Flying Horse to sit proudly on of the table with four games in hand!
The Man Of the Match award was won by Wayne Tucker for his hard work and effort in midfield.
This Sunday Bank once more face Flying Horse with the game kicking off at 10.15 at the bank home at the Archery Club on Woodbury Common.