St Neots Town FC 1 : 2 Redditch United
Match
SLP 14
St Neots Town FC 1 : 2
Redditch United
Tuesday 09 October, 2012 19:45

Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division

 

ST NEOTS TOWN       1      REDDITCH UNITED     2     

 

St Neots suffered a disappointing home defeat against Redditch on Tuesday.  A scrappy first half failed to produce one direct shot on target from either team.  Adjei and Yusuff looked lively down the flanks for Saints but were unable to create any clear cut opportunities, with the best opening being a low cross from Yusuff which was cut out by keeper Wren, whilst Mackey saw two attempts at goal fly the wrong side of the post.  After twenty eight minutes the visitors centre half Charlton was perhaps fortunate to only receive a yellow card for a rash challenge on Yusuff, who himself had been booked for a late tackle earlier in the half.

 

Redditch made a half time substitution, with Grandison replacing Dovey, and the substitute made an immediate impact just ninety seconds after the break when he latched on to a long clearance and rounded Duggan before rolling the ball in to an empty net.  Saints then found themselves two down when Gent was dispossessed and Cresswell found Deards who scored at the second attempt.  This second goal spurred Saints in to an immediate response, with Moran heading off the line after Hilliard had forced a save from Wren with a neat chip at goal and then the visitors had to scramble the ball away for a corner as Gent met a cross from Duncliffe, before Hoyte was fouled by Charlton on the hour and Mackey halved the deficit from the spot.

 

Saints introduced Felix, Werndley and Rogers as they pushed for an equaliser but they were unable to create any further clear cut openings, with the only notable chance in the final quarter being a shot from Deards that was saved by Duggan.

 

 

St Neots: Duggan, Duncliffe, Lee, Thorne, Gent, Hoyte, Yusuff, Hilliard, Moore, Mackey, Adjei.

Subs:  Felix (for Moore 60 mins), Rogers (for Hoyte 80 mins), Werndly (for Gent 86 mins) Nkinga & Sharman.

Cards: Yusuff (Y- 23)

 

Redditch: Wren, Moran, Quaynor, Flanagan, Charlton, Hands, Hendrie, Richards, Cresswell, Dovey, Deards

Subs: Grandison (for Dovey 46 mins), Price (for Deards 55 mins) & Bridgewater

Cards: Charlton (Y – 28), Hendrie (Y), Hands (Y)

 

Referee: Shaun Meale

 

Attendance: 290

 

Roger Walker