Keymer & Hassocks Football Club. Playing Football in Hassocks at Adastra Park since 2003

2nd November 2013
Furance Green Rovers vs Keymer & Hassocks
Div 1

K & H secured a 3-0 win away to Furnace Green Galaxy but that outcome looked unlikely as playing into a fierce wind they struggled to hold onto the ball in the first half whilst the home side continually scythed through them with precision passing which left K & H chasing shadows.Without their regular goalkeeper Adam Ewens stepped in to help but it transpired he was suffering the worst hangover of his life and it seemed likely issues would arise.Main concern was clearances by the opposing goalkeeper as they were easily reaching the away penalty area but Ewens dealt with most until one bounce deceived him and the ball bounced agonisingly along the crossbar before thankfully going behind.It seemed apparent the best tactic was to try to get to half time without conceding and that was achieved as although FG had a few chances their finishing was rather wild

The second half should have seen some relief for K & H but the wind dropped a bit and FG were at them again from the off.The pivotal moment proved to be a save on the line by James Brown as he bravely blocked a point blank shot which left him somewhat distressed.That seemed to shock K & H into life and Lewis Taylor suddenly found himself clear on the end of a long ball which he calmly lobbed over the advancing keeper.Subs Dan Goodrum and Matt Handy came on and with Matt Agate pushed up into midfield K & H looked far better balanced.Handy had an early impact feinting to play the ball which ran on to Taylor and he rounded the keeper for the second.Joe Davey then went on a trademark run and seemed certain to score but the keeper got a foot to his shot and turned it wide.The final twist saw Troy Raftery come up from the back for a corner-he got a near post touch and Handy  reacted quickly to fire it home from close range

FG must have wondered how they came to such an end given all their possession whilst K & H were just grateful to have secured the points in a game ruined by the wind

MOM went to Adam Ewens who apart from a wild clearance in the second half performed admirably for a man who probably did not know where he was

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