Holly Tree’s late goal holds up Beach Boys title charge

PUBLISHED: 17:05 23 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:13 10 June 2010

SUNDAY League table topping Exmouth Beach Boys were involved in a high scoring draw when Holly Tree held them to a 3-3 score line last weekend.

SUNDAY League table topping Exmouth Beach Boys were involved in a high scoring draw when Holly Tree held them to a 3-3 score line last weekend.

Goals from Richard Taylor, Adam Pring & Steve Tooze, the latter scoring deep into injury time, helped Holly Tree to an unlikely point.

Beach Boys made an explosive start and were a goal to the good inside the first minute.

Ian Boyd slotting home from close range after a lightning raid and they went on to dominate the remainder of the half but could not make their possession chances count.

This despite creating a number of gilt-edged opportunites and, after being so wasteful in front of goal, they paid the ultimate price as Holly Tree scored from a couple of their own chances and took a 2-1 lead into the break.

The second half saw Beach Boys rally, Boyd scored his second before an own goal headed in direct from a corner saw the hosts take a 3-2 advantage.

Holly Tree, to their credit, never let their heads drop and battled to the very end, grabbing what was a deserved equaliser in the final minute.

Beach Boys will look back on this game and consider it points dropped as they did have the greater share of the ball and certainly the lions share of the chances.

However, from the Holly Tree perspective they can be delighted with their point as they proved that, if you keep going right to the end of a contest, and put the work rate in, you will get your just rewards.


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