Men’s 4th XI played Salisbury at home on Saturday the 16th of November on bright cold afternoon.
The first half was a tight affair with no team giving ground and both defences needing to be on their toes. There was the odd foray forward from Romsey which saw a great run from Harry M which took him from the half way line to the D before he was tackled by the last defender. Sean R also had a half chance .
Romsey’s defence was tight though and great work from Gordon F, Duncan S, Pete O and Nick C saw the teams go in 0-0 at halftime.
The second half started far more open and both sides were moving the ball well and Romsey’s midfield were starting to tick. Christian P , Rob N , Phil O were working hard and getting Romsey up the pitch.
Salisbury had pressure of their own though and even with more great defending from Gorden F and Pete O they could not stop a break into the D which saw Lukasz S come off his line and make a triple save!! before the 4th shot deflected off his stick and into the goal.
Romsey felt hard done by and continued to press , Barry H and Freddie O were working hard in midfield to release the ball forward and a great swivel from Freddie O nearly released Sean R.
Finally their persistence paid off and Mike P after a good call from Christian P fed a ball enabling Christian to dance past a couple of players on the back line before pulling back a ball for Sean R to calmly slot home past the diving keeper. 1-1
Both teams kept things tight for the last 10 mins and the game ended even stevens!
A fair result on reflection.
Man of the match – Gordon F Great defensive display.