Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Lympstone 3:4 Colaton Raleigh
Colaton Raleigh produced a stunning late fight back, scoring twice in the last 15 minutes to win an entertaining game against a very competent Lympstone side.
The hosts started brightly and took an early lead when Raleigh keeper Dev Lines was left facing a one-on-on situation that the Lympets striker won.
Raleigh’s response was good and two goals from Adrian Parr, one of them from the penalty spot, sent Raleigh into the half-time break with a 2-1 advantage.
The home side stared the second half much the better and sloppy play from Raleigh, coupled with some incisive play by the Lympets saw two home goals as the lead changed hands once again!
Raleigh boss Rikki Pitter then threw caution to the wind and removed a pair of midfield players, sending on two more strikers.
The move paid dividends as the pressure eventually told. Tony Cox sent in a teasing cross from the left wing and Mark Pavey reacted first in the box to fire home and level things up at 3-3.
Raleigh continued to attack, and, with the referee looking at his watch, Pitter, leading by example, blasted the ball home from 35-yards to secure a 3-2 victory for his side.
This Saturday Colaton Raleigh’s first team travel to Upottery for a league game that kicks-off at 3pm.
In the Seaton Challenge Cup semi-final, Colaton Raleigh have drawn a plumb home
tie against Fresha League Premier Division side Budleigh Salterton.
The tie will be played on Sunday, March 11.