Notts Intermediate Cup
BURTON JOYCE FC 4 GEDLING SOUTHBANK FC 5 (aet)
Sometimes you have a feel to go to a match that you think may be a good one and this proved just that, a local derby with the clubs only 1/2 a mile apart and two decent sides. Went to this match also I needed a quick update as Burton Joyce are one the host clubs on this seasons Notts Senior League Groundhop..see the link for more information HERE
Both sides started off very strongly and went direct for goal, but it was the visitors who got first advantage after 5 minutes, when JAMES NEEDHAM fired home. This seemed to spur Southbank on and they began to take control and after 17 minutes, Mo Maghrbi played the ball to JAMES NEEDHAM who fired home from a acute angle to double his sides lead.
Within 2 minutes, it was 3-0 to the visitors, when LUKE PICKARD scored.
27 minutes gone and SAM BUCKLE gave a lifeline to Burton Joyce when netting, but the 3 goal advantage was restored on 39 minutes, when JAMES NEEDHAM completed his hat trick to make it 4-1.
Last season, I saw Selston go in at half time 3-0 down to Selston and they pulled it back to 3-3, could they do it again in this match.
Burton Joyce began the Second Half fighting back and in the 57th minute, MARK BUCKLE reduced the arrears to 4-2. After 72 minutes, a long range shot by MATTHEW HAYES found its way through a crowded penalty area to make it 4-3 and set up a tense finish to this cup tie.
After 76 minutes and Burton Joyce were back on level terms at 4-4 when SAM BUCKLE fired home.
In to extra time, this cup tie went and both sides had early chances, before Southbank hero JAMES NEEDHAM fired home the winner after 97 minutes. In the final minute of extra time, Burton Joyce nearly forced the game to penaltys when they struck the crossbar.
Must add that Referee Andy Benner had a good game, allowing the game to flow.
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Photos from the match can be seen on this LINK
The BLOGS Charity "Support Dogs" which aids people with disabilities, with the nine goals scored at this game and the kind donation from Burton Joyce FC takes the total to £203.87
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