Read’s late strike secures all three points for Emmer Green
IN-FORM winger Chris Read struck twice as EMMER GREEN ran out 3-2 winners at DEE ROAD RANGERS in their Senior
IN-FORM winger Chris Read struck twice as EMMER GREEN ran out 3-2 winners at DEE ROAD RANGERS in their Senior Division clash.
The visitors dominated the first half, with the defensive duo of Dave Mortimer and Adam Tombs keeping the Dee Road strike force at bay.
Just before half-time the visitors were awarded a penalty after John Donegan, who was through on goal, was brought down in the box. Skipper Daniel Donegan stepped up and sent the goalkeeper the wrong way to put his side ahead.
In the second half Daniel Donegan put a 20-yard curling lob ball into the box which Read ran on to before firing home.
Dee Road found themselves back in the game after a free kick left keeper Charlie Cubbage at a standstill. Soon after the home side equalised.
With the clock ticking down and time running out, Emmer Green fought hard to get the winner. Read found himself again latching on to a through ball from deep inside the midfield, sending the defender the wrong way with a dummy to score the winning goal.
KIDMORE END continued their unbeaten start to the season as they snatched a last minute equaliser to earn a 2-2 draw away to PURLEY in the Premier Division.
Kidmore defender Anthony Holland opened the scoring with a spectacular 45-yard strike early into the first half.
Purley fought their way back, scoring midway through the first half and late into the second to take the lead.
The hosts could not hold on though as Kidmore striker Kieren Chard found his way through the defence following a short corner to equalise from an acute angle with seconds of the match remaining.
HENLEY YMCA UNITED are still searching for their first Division 1 East points of the season after they went down 7-2 away to EARLEY UNITED.
SC UNITED slipped to their second Division 2 West defeat of the season away to unbeaten league leaders BASILDON BARBARIANS.
United took the lead after 20 minutes when left winger Arran Finch crossed for central midfielder Martin Best to side foot home from close range.
The visitors went on to create a number of chances but couldn’t extend their lead. The match turned on its head in a five-minute spell early in the second half as the hosts scored two goals to take the lead.
MAPLEDURHAM lost out in a nine-goal thriller in Division 3 East, going down 5-4 away to WHITLEY PANTHERS.
In a game that saw the visitors take the lead three times, Mapledurham’s goals were scored by Stuart Owen (2), Danny Braine and Ian Burgess.