St Francis Rovers 3 - St Francis Rangers 2
Rovers win despite early set back
This fixture was always going to be one of stand out and eagerly awaited fixtures of the season.
Rovers got off to a dreadful start, letting in a goal within the first 2 minutes of the game. This was compounded by another goal scored following a drop kick from the Ranger`s goalkeeper which looped over the Rovers` defence allowing the Rangers` striker to score to see Rangers take a 2 goal lead.
Rovers then settled in to the game and deservedly scored following a great left footed strike from Matt Driver.
After scoring, Rovers commanded a large part of the 1st half but the game seemed to be slipping away from Rovers when Rangers where awarded a penalty. Fortunately for Rovers the penalty missed the target.
After the penalty, Rovers again had more possession and another fine goal from Matt Driver saw Rovers go level before half time.
The 2nd half was a tight affair but is was Rovers that got the crucial 3rd goal from an Alex Jonathan shot.
Both teams continued to play well but without creating and real chances to score resulting in Rovers winning the game.
Despite the importance of this game, the game was played in a great competitive sprit and was a great game to watch.
We all look forward to the rematch later on in the season.