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Report by Mick McCarron
Sunday 13th January 2008
Under 15s - Burton Junior Football League - Friel Homes Division One.
Edge Hill Blue 2 Rocester Elkes Eagles 2
Eagles travelled to Stapenhill on Sunday afternoon for a tricky league game against Edge Hill Blue.
On arrival the game was in
doubt as both the Edge Hill Manager and Referee were concerned about the
sticky pitch, neither really wanting to play the game. However both sets of
players wanted the game on and it went ahead with each half being reduced to
35 minutes at the referees insistence.
Openings were few and far between at both ends, but eventually REE went ahead on 22 minutes when Jez Redlar found the net after a great through ball by Henry Coley Fisher.
Eagles couldn't hold on to the lead though, and Edge Hill equalised two minutes later when a shot went through Jessup's hands. The referee ignored a linesman's flag and awarded the goal without even speaking to him which was disappointing.
Eagles regained the lead on 33 minutes when Lee Mills finished from close range after a cross from Chris Jones.
HT 1 : 2
Edge Hill looked dangerous on the break without really troubling Jessup in the Eagles goal.
With ten minutes remaining Edge Hill got their equaliser when, after a scramble in the goal area, the ball was poked home under Jessup's diving body from very close range.
Eagles still had numerous
chances to score the winner but as has been the case in recent weeks they
failed to take advantage.