Bank United denied at the death as they are edged out by odd goal in nine

PUBLISHED: 11:25 22 December 2011

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Bank United were involved in a thrilling encounter with FC Cornerstone before being edged out by the odd goal in nine.

Bank were forced to go into the game with a make-shift back line, but they were first to score when some trickery from Adam Pring resulted in him being fouled, and he picked himself up to float the free-kick into the net.

The lead did not last long, but neither did parity, as John Chalkey, making a rare appearance in the Bank colours, delivered a superb cross that Dan Jones tucked away to make it 2-1.

Back came Cornerstone with two goals and it was a 3-2 lead that they took into the break.

Shortly after the re-start Pring bagged his second to make it 3-3, but the goals continued to flow at either end with Cornerstone regaining the lead after an error in the Bank back line.

Adam Gendall then came off the bench for his first appearance in four months having overcome injury and it was no more than Bank deserved when a 35-yard strike from Andy Lowe levelled things up at 4-4.

Once again Cornerstone scored to lead 5-4, and it could, perhaps should, have been 5-5 when Dan Jones headed home only for the match official to blow his whistle to take the game back to an off-the-ball incident after which a drop-ball was used to re-start the game.

That proved to be the final action at either end with Bank being edged out in a real thriller. Andy Lowe was named the Bank Man of the Match for a sterling shift at the heart of the defence.

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