Christ's redemption not enough for Whites

Potton Colts 3 Fairlands Youth Whites 2Under-13s Division Three THIS was a third loss in a row for Fairlands Youth against Potton Colts and a result which left them mid-table with 12 points from nine games. The game was an exciting encounter especially w

Potton Colts 3 Fairlands Youth Whites 2

Under-13s Division Three

THIS was a third loss in a row for Fairlands Youth against Potton Colts and a result which left them mid-table with 12 points from nine games.

The game was an exciting encounter especially with the weather in the second half making it tough for good football.


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Both teams started off evenly with Potton looking for the longer ball on a big pitch while Fairlands attempted to use the wings.

Potton opened the scoring when a striker ran through and challenged the Fairlands 'keeper who may have already had two hands on the ball for the ball to spill into the open goal with the referee allowing the effort.

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Fairlands fought back after several minutes when good wing play ended in a low cross to James Fernley who used the outside of his foot to level the scores.

Soon after a short goal kick fell to a Fairlands defender, but with his back to goal a Potton striker stole the ball and unleashed a good effort in the top corner and Potton extended their lead when on the break the ball was hit across the Fairlands 'keeper and into the bottom corner.

Potton began the second half stronger but after 15 minutes Fairlands looked a little more threatening going forward.

A goal mouth scramble fell to the feet of Danny Christ but was blazed over the bar from six yards, but Christ redeemed himself by scoring minutes later to make the score 3-2.

Chances were limited for both times and Fairlands had a goal disallowed for offside and at the final whistle the score was 3-2.

With Potton sitting third in the league, Fairlands felt a bit hard but they kept fighting and both teams deserve credit for their efforts.

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