Team Men’s 2nd Team
Opponent Old Silhillians 5
Date February 10, 2024
Result Draw
Score 2 – 2

CoB Men’s 2ndXI 2-2 Old Silhillians Men’s 5s

Goalscorers: Robin Stanley, Kamran Umar

This looked to be an interesting encounter. The visitors in 3rd place and the Home side in 4th.

Right from the start, the Home side showed their intentions, surging forward. Their positive efforts earned a short corner. The ball came out to Stan whose shot on target deflected off a defender’s stick into the goal for an early lead. The goal timed at 2 minutes.

The Home side continued their positive forward play, but also, gradually, Old Sils grew into the game and showed some continued threats of their own, forcing Jack into action on several occasions.

Stan was proving pretty sound in cutting out much of the visitors’ attacking threats aided too by some good defence from Ian, Paul, skipper Edan and young Owen. Zi was very lively up front with some timely interventions and attempts to set up more attacks. However, Old Sils to their credit, scored a cracking goal of their own to even things up after 17 minutes. A reverse shot on goal glanced off the cross-bar into the goal.

Both teams were enjoying periods of good positive play. Jack saving his team on several occasions with some great goalkeeping.

At half-time it was honours even, with the game likely to go either way.

The second half proved to be pretty even at times with both teams showing their worth. Near the end (30mins or so) Old Sils grabbed the lead courtesy of a short corner.

Not to be outdone, CoB kept at it to get back into the game. Right on the whistle, the lively Kamran finished off a good move down the left to ensure his team earned a deserved share of the spoils.

Once again, a generally positive performance from the team, without really being at their very best.

With just three games left, whatever happens, the team will be able to reflect on a job well done.

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