Colts fight back to win
PUBLISHED: 11:33 09 November 2006 | UPDATED: 14:54 12 May 2010
Royston Town Colts U-12 A 4 Bishop s Stortford Rovers 2 A SPIRITED, battling performance saw Colts fight back from a goal down and 2-2 to clinch all three points in this home fixture against Rovers. In a match dominated by Colts, it was Rovers who took t
Royston Town Colts U-12 A 4
Bishop's Stortford Rovers 2
A SPIRITED, battling performance saw Colts fight back from a goal down and 2-2 to clinch all three points in this home fixture against Rovers.
In a match dominated by Colts, it was Rovers who took the lead against the run of play, nipping in to score from close range after a mix-up at the back.
This followed a period of first-half play in which Colts rained chances on Rovers' goal, Jack Bailey seeing a number of shots well saved, Lucas Sekobawane and Conor Saggers also firing inches wide.
Colts controlled virtually all of the play, Max McLean and Sam Hunter providing width on the flanks with Harry Stafford and Jordan Hall solid as ever at the back. However, it was Rovers who entered the break a goal to the good.
Royston began the second half in style, Bailey burying a low drive in Rovers' net after terrific work from Sekobawane.
Sekobawane then gave Colts the lead with his seventh of the season stabbing home from close range after a determined solo run.
Colts then re-organised, bringing on fresh legs in the form of Matt Cooney and John Middlemass, although neither could do anything to prevent Rovers' equaliser midway through the half.
Undeterred, Colts came straight back, Middlemass first to the ball to restore Colts lead with a low drive from the edge of the box.
Benstead, Saggers and Bailey all went close as Colts tried to put the result beyond doubt but it was left to centre-back Hall to put the icing on the cake, wrapping-up the victory with a superb near-post header from a McLean corner.