A win worth waiting for & fully deserved. A well refereed game by an excellent Ref Rob Bellingham which was played in blustery conditions which helped the away team in the first half. With wind to their advantage Sportsco took the lead through a superb left foot strike from 25 yards into the top corner leaving debutant goalkeeper Amanjot “Jotty” Singh no chance – not even Pepe Reina would have saved that!!!
With Sportsco pressing for a crucial second the Lions played their first “real football” of the game & a sweet move involving Sam,Fieldy & Luke “Anelka” Russell ended with Jake “Chilli” Chilton finishing cooly into the corner.
The second half was roles reversed as the Lions did all the pressing but the final killer ball was missing. Most of Sportsco’s attacks were on the counter but the Lions defence was expertly marshalled by the returning Cam White & the ever improving Luke “Tubs” Fletcher.
The second Lions goal was inevitable & was credited to Chilli for his brace (looked like an OG). This seemed to inspire Sportsco who came back into the game desperatley trying to equalise & in producing his 3rd excellent save of the game Amanjot suffered a wrist injury – fortunately we had 13 players available today so Josh “Squashy” Sedgwick played the last 15 minutes in goal. Then with more than a slice of luck a pot shot from Ben Smallman decieved the opposing goalkeeper & somehow the ball ended up in the back of the net. There was still time for Dan Field to smash one into the roof of the net but unfortunately was ruled offside (wrongly as Rob admitted after the game!!). Another great team effort only this time we got what we fully deserved. Bring on the next game. Man of The Match was Amanjot Singh.