On the back of last weeks luckless defeat the Jaguars were looking to bounce back against bottom of the table Beacon Colts. The tie couldn’t of got off to a worst start when the Jags conceded the first of three ‘soft goals’ in the third minute to hand the Colts the lead. Again Jags keeper Josh Price was in fine form with some assured handling otherwise the damage could have been far greater as the Colts confidence grew in the early stages.
Going behind eventually brought the Jags to life, their superior passing ability quickly began to rip the colts midfield and defence apart but without any real success as chance after chance went begging before Mason Coleman’s long range effort nestled in the bottom corner to put the Jags on level terms. Having deservedly pulled themselves back into the game the Jags began to pressure Beacon, several more chances were squandered in the run up to half time and the opportunity to put the game out of reach of the home side.
The second half was played out in much the same vein, the Jags dominating without any substantial penetration until defender Euan Aston poked home a Jags corner to give them a deserved lead. It was short lived, having given the ball away cheaply the Jags conceded a corner and after several unsuccessful attempts to clear it the ball managed to settled in the back of Wryley’s net.
Again the Jags attacked without success until a well worked move ended with a cool side-footed finish from Man of the Match Billy Hammond giving the Jags another lead they couldn’t hold on too. In an almost identical catalogue of errors seen in the previously conceded goal the Jags gave the ball away whilst on the attack and were hit on the break. With the ball bobbling around in the box Aston went from hero to villain, having produced his best personal performance of the season he accidently steered the ball into his own net handing Beacon a share of the points they really didn’t deserve.
The Jags will be hoping for better luck when they entertain Burntwood Dragon Knights in the Cup this weekend.