AN Adam Markwell goal after 70 minutes decided Saturday’s ill–tempered derby clash with Lane End Reserves
AN Adam Markwell goal after 70 minutes decided Saturday’s ill–tempered derby clash with Lane End Reserves in the Wycombe and District Premier League.
Hambleden started well, playing their best football of the season, with short quick passing continually creating chances but the final finish was generally lacking.
Martin Power went close with a far post header, Ben Holloran was inches wide with a clear chance, Sean Tully struck directly at the keeper while Chris Sanger and Paul Rodrigues both blazed over the bar from good areas.
Lane End managed one clear attempt on goal but found Hambleden keeper Butler alert as he tipped wide from 10 yards out.
As the second half played out, Lane End started to get back into the match but didn’t look threatening from open play.
On 70 minutes Hambleden won a free kick near the touchline. Wiseman whipped in the delivery which found left back Markwell at the far post who volleyed home from six yards.
The hosts then had a penalty appeal for handball turned away by the referee. Lane End then started to make some late challenges as a flurry of yellow cards was dished out before the final whistle.
Hambleden winger Jack Holloran was stretchered off with a nastly gash in his calf towards the end and Rodrigues was also withdrawn with a muscle strain.