Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Watlington in relegation scrap

WATLINGTON TOWN went behind twice at home to SUTTON COURTENAY but did enough to secure a

WATLINGTON TOWN went behind twice at home to SUTTON COURTENAY but did enough to secure a 2-2 in Division 2.

The visitors started the brighter of the two sides and duly took the lead after about eight minutes.

But Town hit back through a Bertie Proctor free kick about 15 minutes later so both sides went in at the break 1-1.

After the restart the hosts dominated possession but went behind again after about 65 minutes against the run of play.

Sutton hit Town on the counterattack. Despite the best efforts of goalkeeper Chuck Selwood, who did well to parry the first shot at goal following a breakaway, the visitors scored the rebound.



The remainder of the game saw the Town push to find the net, knowing they needed three points to help their bid to avoid relegation, and miss some good chances.

Gabby Heycock missed a glorious chance when put through one-on-one with Sutton’s goalkeeper and Proctor was unable to add to his tally, missing what seemed a tap-in from six yards with the empty net gaping. He smashed the ball over the bar.

Town finally got the equaliser on 81 minutes through Heycock and looked like grabbing a winner. They created a few half chances but Sutton defended well.

Both teams will be disappointed with just one point from the game as both are looking to avoid the drop. Watlington remain bottom of the division with 13 points from 15 games, one point behind Faringdon Town Reserves in 10th.

In Division 5, WATLINGTON TOWN RESERVES were thrashed 11-0 away at HUNGERFORD TOWN SWIFTS RESERVES.



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