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C Mays (72')
Sat 5 Nov 14:00 - League

Heyford Again !!

Third time unlucky

Freeland had to travel to Heyford again this week after a very good result in the cup aginst the same oppposition two weeks previous.
The away side hoping to get another three points on the side of a hill, that is the homesides pitch.
Both sides started well and the first twenty mins were very even with both teams unlucky not to score. The deadlock was broken soon after when Heyfords James Gregory made no mistake to score. The remainder of the first half belonged to the home side and without some unbelievable saves from Adam Lonsdale they could well of been out of sight.
So, halftime and the awayside can count themselves lucky to still be in the game. Then the turning point. Freeland get punished after starting the second half very brightly. Freeland had a great opportunity to score, only to spurn the chance and the home side go straight down the other end to make it two nil through Steve Gardner.
Probably harsh on Freeland but we now have to show lots of character to try and salvage something from this game.
Heyford were now in total control and Adam Lonsdale was trying his best to keep the Freeland in the game with some more breath taking saves. At one point in the second half it was like shooting practice.
That said, Freeland did try and claw themselves back into the game and a few chances came and went for them. Just as the awayside are staring to get a foothold.Heyfords third goal did come.
A corner from the right was flicked on by heyfords centre half Chris Philpot to score.
The game unfortunately was now beyond the 'red men'. The game ended on a positive note for the awayside as the bright and busy Craig Mays came on and got his goal with a few minutes left.
It was also very good to see Dean Mays on the pitch after a long injury lay-off, out on the pitch for the final 15 mins.
All thats left to be said is its a marathon, not a sprint. On the day we came up short against a very good side.
Cropredy next week, wherever that is!! Three points, back to winning ways. Job Done, everybodys Happy!!!
Apart from me, as i hate losing. See you Saturday

Key moments

Goal Craig Mays scores for Freeland


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72:00 Goal 0 - 1
Craig Mays scores for Freeland
68:00 Sub On
Jefferson Harriott is substituted on for Freeland
68:00 Sub Off
Tom McCudden is substituted off for Freeland
65:00 Sub On
Craig Mays is substituted on for Freeland
65:00 Sub Off
Lee Keys is substituted off for Freeland
65:00 Sub On
Dean Mays is substituted on for Freeland
65:00 Sub Off
Liam Harris is substituted off for Freeland
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Heyford
  • Freeland
  • 0
  • Craig Mays Sub On 65:00'
  • Lee Keys Sub Off 65:00'
  • Dean Mays Sub On 65:00'
  • Liam Harris Sub Off 65:00'
  • Jefferson Harriott Sub On 68:00'
  • Tom McCudden Sub Off 68:00'
  • Craig Mays Goal 72:00'

Team selection

Lonsdale, Adam Lonsdale, Adam
Blackwell, Ashley Blackwell, Ashley
Chester, Aidan Chester, Aidan
Calley, Simon Calley, Simon
Lonsdale, Jason Lonsdale, Jason
Weedon, Tom Weedon, Tom
McCudden, Tom McCudden, Tom
Harris, Liam Harris, Liam
Lonsdale, Jack Lonsdale, Jack
Taylor, Danny Taylor, Danny
Keys, Lee Keys, Lee


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