Today’s game was a close encounter with some nice football being played by both sides. We went ahead after some good play on the left side saw Luca cutting in and finishing with a low shot past the keeper’s inside post. We continued to dominate the start of the game and put our opponents under pressure, and this led to our second goal after a shot from Sam R was blocked it fell to Sam P who made no mistake to shoot high into the net, scoring his third goal of the season. Unfortunately we grew complacent at this stage and allowed Lancing to get back into the game. We did not work as hard as we had, and Lancing dominated possession. Their first goal was a good first time finish from a cross, and then they equalised after catching our keeper out of position.
In the second half we worked hard, with Louis and Sam R putting lots of tackles in and getting us more possession of the football. Cosmic played an excellent ball out from a goal kick and Luca latched on to it, running clear of the defence to finish with an excellent strike into the top corner. This was Luca’s 8th goal of the season! Lancing started to press for an equaliser, but we defended well, with Liban and James working hard at the back. Cosmic made a fantastic diving one handed save down to his left, to keep us ahead, but could do nothing to stop a deflected shot that went in in the final seconds of the game. A disappointing finish to the game but a good performance!