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A well earned point

Paul Ansell  Monday, April 02, 2001  11:19 GMT

Early on it looked as though the game would be called off, but after some great ground work that Alan Titchmarsh would have been proud of and a second pitch inspection by the ref the game was given the go ahead. Saint’s started well but found themselves 1-0 down after The Fathom midfield broke quickly and out numbered the Saints defence for a simple tap in. 15 minutes before half-time Saint’s drew level with their best move of the match. Adam Holloway beat one player before “nut megging” another, he then squared the ball to Damien Scales, who in turn squared the ball to Paul Ansell, Ansell struck the ball with his left foot and the keeper seemed to misjudge the flight of the ball as he parried the powerful shot into the back of the net. Saint’s then seemed to find a bit of confidence and created several good chances but seemed to lack the finishing touch.

The second half started with Fathom applying plenty of pressure and at time Saint’s were guilty of giving the ball away too cheaply. Saint’s midfield provided little service to Saint’s strikers Damien Scales and Mark Davis. A few of Saint’s players found themselves lucky to stay out of the referee’s book after retaliation to late tackles. Late on Chris Parker saved Saints when he turned a Fathom goal attempt over the bar. The resulting corner saw Saint’s keeper, Colin Mangle make a triple save to keep Broadwater in the game. Saint’s can take heart from the fact that they took a point from a team that had beaten them 7-1 at the beginning of the season.

Unfortunately (or fortunately) nobody was bad enough to win muppet of the match this week.

Muppet of the Match Standings

Damien Scales – 2 Votes
Scott Gair – 1 Vote
Chris West – 1 Vote
Rob Barston – 1 Vote
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