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Mens 4th XI
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Neston Men's 3s
A rude awakening

A rude awakening

By ian thorne
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A rude awakening


The 4's kicked off the season with a narrow defeat to Neston 3's. Pre match we had the usual round of team introductions, luckily the BBC FFC cameras were able to catch some of it HERE.

The first league game of the season proved a far tougher proposition that many expected. Having scored in the opening 2 minutes through a well executed drag flick from Morris Green it looks a comfortable victory was on the cards. As time progressed however the directness and speed of Neston started to cause trouble to the home defenders. True to the pattern of play there speed man up front picked up the ball and carried deep into home territory before squaring the ball. After a brief melee the ball found its way to the top of the D where it was finished well by the arriving midfielder. 1 : 1 into the break.

The second half started with the game wide open with both teams looking for the next strike. An early card for the home side was quickly followed by the second goal the away team. Following a good one on one save from Timmy in goal the Neston forward finished well with a reverse hit from the top. 2-1 quickly became 3-1 with the home team now staring down the barrel. Brooklands worked hard to get back into the game and scored the next through who were covering every blade of grass. With a 3-1 deficit to close the home team were staring down the barrel. Despite a valiant effort the boys could only find a consolation goal via a well finished goal from Max. Lessons to learn for the team and a good, competitive league to play in. Game on Brooklands.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 22, Sep 2018

Kickoff

TBC

Competition

Division 3 South

League position

4
Neston Men's 3s
10
Brooklands MU Men's 4s