Hampshire Cup Round 1
Romsey visit St. Francis in first competitive season.
Today say St. Francis host an unknown Romsey Town Team.
Started on a small pitch at wide lane that did not suit St. Francis and the grass could have done with a cut, but both teams had to deal with this.
St.Francis started well and the first half was one way traffic with the Defence of St. Francis having the strikers in their pockets.
Which told as they were getting frustrated and going down very easily which the Referee was having nothing of.
St Francis issue today was putting the goal in the back of the net.
Chances came and the Romsey Keeper made save after save and St.Francis made miss after miss !!!!
But they keep going with never lose attitude and at half time having 18 shots on goal and reducing Romsey to 5 shots
Half time 0-0
Second half was the same one way traffic but man of the match Romsey keeper was having a blinder.
Then at 60 minutes Romsey countered 5 on 3 but St. Francis delayed well and got numbers back but a mix up with the recovery runner lead Romsey free one on one and St. Francis keeper pulled down the Romsey Player.
0-1 Romsey from a well placed penalty against the run of play.
But lesson learnt - finish your chances or you will be punished!
St. Francis pull the all out card and chance after chance came but the keeper was having the day. Then on 75 minutes a corner hooked in headed into goal.
1-1 well deserved draw.
Romsey Town were on the back foot and only produced 6 shoots in the second half with St.Francis creating 22!
But St. Francis need to finish their dinner this season if they want to win games.
Final Score 1-1
Then the penalty shoot out
5-3 St. Francis with great save and well taken penalties by St. Francis.