St Neots Town Reserves 1:1 Brampton FC
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St Neots Town Reserves 1 : 1
Brampton FC
Tuesday 21 August, 2018 19:45

 

Cambs League Premier Division

 

ST NEOTS RESERVES       1       BRAMPTON      1

 

Both teams having lost their opening matches will be pleased to have obtained their first point of the new season in a match that could have gone either way.   St Neots were marginally better in the first 45 minutes, but Brampton finished the match strongly and might have plundered a late winner but for two fine saves by home keeper Michael McCormack.

 

St Neots created the first opening with Ollie Sole seeing his shot turned around a post by visiting keeper Jordan Porter.   At the other end a cross by Ellis Ogle landed on the roof of the goal and then in another St Neots sortie Sean Murray had his rising shot blocked.   St Neots best first half move saw Billy Sells feed Matt Kenneford who freed Bobby Shillinde to cut inside and bring a fingertip save from Porter.   Kenneford then shot over after a flowing move and Sole saw his shot saved by the keeper.   In reply Brampton created little although Daniel Cain missed a good opening when he fired over the bar and the visiting keeper then did well to parry a shot by Murray and the sides went to the break on terms, but St Neots really should have been ahead.

 

Brampton made a strong recovery straight after the break with Ogle firing just wide from distance.   However, the visitors looked determined and confident and were rewarded just six minutes after the restart when from a second Chris Newton corner defender Cavan King bundled the ball in at the far post to put his side ahead.   Ogle then saw a curling shot pushed away for a corner and McCormack had to be alert to keep out a Matt Gearing corner.   At this stage with just over an hour gone St Neots had to concentrate largely on defence with skipper Ross Scotney outstanding at the back in order to repel the wave of attacking play by Brampton but they did look dangerous on the break and after 69 minutes a right-wing cross by substitute Aldo Walsh set up Billy Sells for an important equalising goal.   The match them became more end to end although Brampton always looked the more likely to snatch a winning goal, but McCormack twice went full length to push away shots and St Neots held out for a welcome first Cambs League point.

 

 

 

Reserves: McCormack, Dunnett, Beavis, Sells, Scotney, Stocker, Shillinde, Murray, Sole, Kenneford, Stanton

 

Subs: Bunker, Dean, Walsh, Threadgold and Jordan

 

Referee: Richard Hart

 

John Walker