The omens were poor as the game was moved to an astro pitch and the opposition neglected to appoint a referee. The line-up was reduced to a bare XI after a series of unfortunate events rendered some unable to play. Ultimately it was having the bare XI which led to defeat, Killen’s hamstring giving up on him after 55 minutes when the score was 2-1 to the Nomads but an equaliser looked increasingly likely.
The first half saw the vast majority of play taking place in the opposition half, but possession and territory were not converted into goals. The home team took the lead against the run of play and from a position which was conservatively judged to be 5 yards offside. Lewis crashed a left foot shot home a minute later to equalise, but just before half time a soft free kick was expertly deflected by the wall into the top corner.
The game became a little too niggly in the second half, and shortly after Killen’s departure, a toe-poke extended the deficit to 3-1. A fourth was ill-deserved and this time only a couple of yards offside.
Sorry if this report sounds a touch bitter. That’s what this game left the Vets feeling.
|April 28, 2018||2:00 pm||Sealand Cup||2017-18|
|Ellesmere Port Sports Village|
|172 Stanney Ln, Ellesmere Port CH65, UK|