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Freeland Firsts - Match centre

Long crendon
Freeland fc
Full time
D Taylor (85'), A Bowerman (80')
Sat 30 Sep 13:30 - Cup

Long Crendon

Very Bad day at the Office

Freeland travelled to Long Crendon in the Presidents Cup 1st Round.
In a game on paper the Reds looked clear favourites to progress to round 2.
In the opening exchanges the Reds struggled to find any rhythm and were very poor as a defensive and attacking unit.
The home side took the lead when a hopeful punt up field at best found the top corner of Adam Lonsdale s net. The goal keeper had been sunning himself only 48 hours earlier In Marbella and I think he was still sat on his sun lounger sipping a cold Snowball. (His Favourite Tipple).
Things got even worse for the away side when Crendon doubled their lead. Miscommunication in the Reds defence resulted in the Crendon striker nipping into to score.
Panic stations well not quite as the away side had created a few chances of there own and I’m sure this Freeland side thought that it was only a matter of time before they got their goal.
Wrong in the last few minutes of the first half Long Crendon scored again. Its safe to say that was one of those goals that will only happen once for the lad. Fully 35 Yards out on the angle finding the opposite top corner leaving Adam Lonsdale absolutely no chance what so ever.
Three nil down and a mountain to climb second half. Freeland were still really struggling to get a foot hold in the game.
The only crumb of comfort for the away side was that they did manage to grab two late goals courtesy of Adam Bowerman 80 Mins and Danny Taylor 85Mins.
This did set up a frantic finish although on refection the Reds didn’t deserve to go through after such a disappointing display for the most part.
Most try much harder. I didn’t love this Saturday and we move on. See you next weekend.

The FA Respect: We Only Do Positive

Key moments

80:00
Goal Adam Bowerman scores for Freeland fc
85:00
Goal Danny Taylor scores for Freeland fc

Highlights

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85:00 Goal 0 - 2
Danny Taylor scores for Freeland fc
80:00 Goal 0 - 1
Adam Bowerman scores for Freeland fc
78:00 Sub On
Adam Bowerman is substituted on for Freeland fc
78:00 Sub Off
Lee Keys is substituted off for Freeland fc
60:00 Yellow Card
Liam Harris is yellow carded for Freeland fc
56:00 Sub On
Aidan Chester is substituted on for Freeland fc
56:00 Sub Off
James Robbins is substituted off for Freeland fc
55:00 Yellow Card
Lee Keys is yellow carded for Freeland fc
End of period 1
24:00 Sub On
Simon Calley is substituted on for Freeland fc
24:00 Sub Off
Neil Howe is substituted off for Freeland fc
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Long crendon
  • Freeland fc
  • 0
  • Simon Calley Sub On 24:00'
  • Neil Howe Sub Off 24:00'
  • Lee Keys Yellow Card 55:00'
  • Aidan Chester Sub On 56:00'
  • James Robbins Sub Off 56:00'
  • Liam Harris Yellow Card 60:00'
  • Adam Bowerman Sub On 78:00'
  • Lee Keys Sub Off 78:00'
  • Adam Bowerman Goal 80:00'
  • Danny Taylor Goal 85:00'

Team selection

Lonsdale, Adam Lonsdale, Adam
Wood, Craig Wood, Craig
Howe, Neil Howe, Neil
Robbins, James Robbins, James
Parker, Eddie Parker, Eddie
Swain, Guy Swain, Guy
Harris, Liam Harris, Liam
Parker, Tomas Parker, Tomas
McCudden, Tom McCudden, Tom
Keys, Lee Keys, Lee
Taylor, Danny Taylor, Danny

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