Old Meads enhance league chances
Amateur Football Combination Premier Division -
Parkfield 1 Old Meadonians 2
Old Meadonians took another step towards reviving their hopes of retaining their league title with a spirited display of attacking football which only lacked the firepower of injured strikers Ed Glover and Colin Hawkins to make it four or five instead of the one goal difference.
In the event they settled for three well won points after being caught cold by a five minute strike from the hosts’ aptly named Ricky Dash. However, Meads’ caretaker strikers, Albert Adomah and veteran Kevin Quinn, are forging a good partnership and were soon causing problems.
Ably backed up by a mid-field strengthened by the return from long term injury of Danny Bond and Alex Hugh Jones, whose dominance in the air was a bonus, they carved out several half chances before Quinn headed on a long throw for skipper Jack Costello to equalise from ten yards on twenty minutes.
Almost immediately Adomah fed the ball into Costello in the area and reacted brilliantly to Costello’s cushion volley return to dink the ball over the keeper.
By now Meads were rampant but unlucky as two goals were disallowed in marginal offside decisions and Quinn slapped the bar from the edge off the area. The second half saw more of the same, with the Parkfield goal enjoying an undeserved charmed life, and Meads’ revival well under way.
December 19, 2005