Mar
12

Leeds 3 Punch Drunk 4

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Played a stones-throw from Boddington Hall, we arrived with 12 men, and quickly set about our business once the game got going.

0-1 Up courtesy of a very well taken header from Sam Nelson from Martin’s cornerĀ  – the keeper’s reluctance to getting involved costing his side dear.

We could have had a second as Jonny got clear moments later, but the keeper stood him up well to keep the scorelione down

0-2 up before half time as Martin worked well into the area, cutting the ball across the six-yard box to the wating Jonny, who had a simple tap in. They can be missed though, and he kept cool to extend the lead.

1-2 The second half kicked off, and it seemed like the Leeds lads had received a talking too, as they came out strong – netting just 10 minutes into the half. They seemed all over us, until Adam asked the ref for a quick player check…. the dirty northerners had only sneaked an extra man on! they seemed more surprised than us to be fair, so we know it was just about the rolling subs getting away from them!!!

2-2 The Leeds boys were quickly on level terms with a well taken equaliser – adam getting a finger tip on it, but it wasnt quite enough, dropping in just under the bar – nothing more he could have done.

3-2 – Tragedy, we found ourselves trailing mid-way through the half, as another one found its way into the corner of the net. I was a long way away at the time so no idea what happened!

3-3 Back in the game, as we constantly managed to evade a dodgy offside trap, Graeme running clear and placing the ball well into the corner – giving the keeper no chance.

3-4 The winning goal coming 10minutes from time, Dave Pilgrim chasing down a bouncing ball, and getting reward as the defender made a mess, allowing a chance to loop it over the keeper from an acute angle

We held on valiantly after that, the defence working hard to ensure we ran out 4-3 winners in a game played in a great spirit, albeit with one of two questionable decisions – the ref was returning from injury, so our thanks to him for his great efforts for refereeing the game.

3 more points, and back into the top 6 perhaps???? Coming PDFC

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