Southwell City 3 Wollaton FC 3
Played at Arnold Hill School
After finding this game was being played on a All Weather pitch and everything else was postponed, I rang round to check the game was on, a difficult thing when so many people are on holiday!
Arrived at the complex at about 2.40pm and learned that Southwell had 21 players and Wollaton has 17 players, so changes were to be made at half time.
The game kicked off and the sun shone bright down on the pitch with Southwell creating the early openings, so it came as no surprise after 16 minutes when they took the lead.
The clouds were beginning to form and on 31 minutes, Southwell doubled their lead with a shot from 25 yeards.
The rain then began to fall very badly and thunder roared above us, I was glad to go inside the complex and pay £1.20 for a coffee and try and get dry..on returning back to pitchside, the ref had decided to turn the teams straight round, hence me missing Southwell's 3rd goal, but then I noticed Southwell only had 10 players on the pitch, as the team that played the first half had gone in the bar or cleared off.
Wollaton then began to play some nice football and started to boss the game and on 51 minutes they had reduced the lead to 3-1..Again they pressed forward and on 55 minutes they scored twice in a minute to level things up.
Both teams then had chances to win the game, but on reflection of this game, a draw was possibly the fair result and also it was a good run out for both clubs.
A good match for a pre-season game.
Photo's from the match (1st Half only due to heavy rain)
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