Living Hope 3 Corinthians SK 1

LHC returned to Christian league football and celebrated with a hard fought victory and had to defend superbly to win this. Stand in keeper Craig made some fine saves twice blocking what looked certain goals but apart from that Corinthians were largely restricted to long range efforts either off target or easily collected by Craig. Our back four of Bob, Jake, Daz And Shane harried and tackled all game, blocked countless shots and generally cleaned up whatever the opposition could throw at us.. LHC were struggling to keep possession in midfield at times but once we broke I thought our forwards were sharp and pacey and we created plenty of chances of our own.
Ben Berrows opened the scoring for LHC with a surprise shot with hardly any back lift that caught their keeper completey by surprise. Corinthians equalised following a goalmouth scramble with half an hour remaining at a time when Corinthians were dominating the game. The game turned back in our favour though when Robbie and Adam came on to put fresh legs into midfield. A new tenacity came into the centre and within minutes we hit Corinthians with a stunning finish. Callum curled a deep cross to the far post and Ben just bladdered it into the roof of the net. Five minutes later Callum sealed the game with a twenty yard shot that sent the keeper the wrong way and all of a sudden it was game over.
There were some very tired players at the end of this game. I was impressed by our determination and I was impressed by the never day die attitude from everyone. Jake was superb at centre back and played like an experienced old hand. Definitely my man of the match but everyone played their part in a team showing an abundance in gritty determination.
Final Score: Living Hope 3 Corinthians 1
Attendance 19

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