Mottishead conjurs up a special goal for Brixington United Under-14s
PUBLISHED: 21:48 01 April 2013 | UPDATED: 21:48 01 April 2013
Brixington United 2, Kentisbeare 1
This was a tense battle between two evenly matched Under-14 teams at the lower end of the second division and it was a contest that had almost everything, writes Dave White.
The game had almost everything!
An injured ref, a brilliant goal, contentious decisions and crunching tackles. In fact both teams did well not to collect the odd booking or two! In fact, on another day and with a fitter ref, there could well have been a sending off or two!
Kentisbeare started the better of the two teams and United keeper Joe Gore was forced into pushing a rasping shot around the post.
It wasn’t long before the united defence switched off for a second and allowed the Kent’s to score the opener early in the second half.
Both defences looked rock solid as the game ebbed and flowed.
It took a moment of brilliance from midfield dynamo Mat Mottishead to level thing sup.
The youngster picked up the ball on the half way line and drove down the left hand side before cutting in from the by-line and curling the ball over the keeper and into the far corner.
Gradually the home team began to get the better off the visitors well organised off-side trap with Billy Cresswell a constant threat down the left.
United took the lead when Spike O’Connell netted.
United appeared to have put the game out of reach when Ed White finished with a volley from the edge of the box.
The referee gave the goal, but then, after a heated discussion with the visiting linesman, changed his original decision!
Tackles began to fly in from both sides and had the ref not been struggling with
injury it is highly likely a card or three would have been issued!
There may well have been cards.
All of the United defence deserve credit, but the Man of the Match award rightly went to Tom Green who was outstanding at left back.