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With no substitutes and also playing with 6 players the Lions started this game very well. On the front from the off they moved the ball around well, with Charlie Smith running the flank well, and creating havoc with his long throws. Ritchie Sutton had half a chance to put the Lions one up but just couldn’t stop the all running away from him with a miss hit shot going just wide. Ryan Wood made good progress through the middle and then had his chance from the spot when an opposition defender handled in the area. Ryan stepped up to rid himself of his penalty demons and blasted the ball into the bottom right hand corner of the net. His celebration was reminiscent of Stuart Pearce V Spain in Euro 1996. 1-0 up and running the show, the Lions couldn’t get that 2nd goal to make things comfortable, but created some good opportunities, one of note was Ritchie Sutton again, this time forcing the keeper into a save. The Opposition made a rare forage into Lions territory and fired a shot wide and from the resulting goal kick drew level. Even a hand ball on the Line could stop the ball going in. Joshua Guest made some excellent challenges and forced a save from their ‘keeper from a corner set-piece. Owen Lloyd battled hard to help protect his goalkeeper, but Lions started to show signs they were one man light. Ryan Wood was unlucky with a header that floated just wide. Then the Lions were unfortunately caught ball watching from a quick corner and went 2-1 down, with ball squeezing in at the near post. Aaron Clee only had to come off his line once to block an attack in the whole game was credit to the 6-man performance. FT 1-2. Unlucky, but well done Lions.

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