Report: Troy strikes late to earn home draw

TROY Weaven slotted home a late leveller to earn Fairford Town’s reserves a share of the spoils from an entertaining Cinder Lane encounter on Saturday.

Then home side started brightly with some flowing football with chances soon arriving. Early efforts saw Danny Hale and Lewis Petrie denied but both players found the visiting ‘keeper in good form.

Petrie had a goal disallowed ten minutes before the break however a handball decision ruled out the effort. Brimscombe were forced to make a change in between the sticks at the break, with the ‘keeper injured when going for the ball with Hale.

However, it was the visitors who emerged for the second half the brighter of the two sides as they broke the deadlock. A deep free-kick into the box was not dealt with and the ball was scrambled home on the hour by Charley Hobbs.

Hale levelled the game up soon after with a stunning drive from 18-yards finding the top right corner, his fifth in three reserve outings this term. Brimscombe then took the initiative on 70 minutes with a crossfield ball landing at the feet of George Blythe who finished well after a one-on-one with home stopper Grant Davies.

The home ‘keeper then kept his side in the game with a good stop, before Fairford’s efforts were rewarded with a late equaliser. Troy Weaven latched onto a fine through ball and calmly slotted home to earn the Reds a share of the spoils.

F/T: Fairford Town Reserves 2 Brimscombe & Thrupp Reserves 2

Fairford Town Reserves: Davies; Anderson, Stubbs, Taylor, Cordery; Drewett, Mepham, Dale, Weaven; Hale, Petrie L

Substitutes: Bright, Hall M, Evans A, Bond, Petrie M

Next: v Highworth Town Reserves (H), Saturday 10th December





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