Chishill share the spoils of an eight goal thriller
Great Shelford Reserves 4 Great Chishill 4 GREAT Chishill were involved in an eight goal feast for the second week running but unlike last week s 8-0 drubbing at the hands of Tuddenham Rovers this week they managed to take a share of the honours in a roll
Great Shelford Reserves 4 Great Chishill 4
GREAT Chishill were involved in an eight goal feast for the second week running but unlike last week's 8-0 drubbing at the hands of Tuddenham Rovers this week they managed to take a share of the honours in a rollercoaster football match.
The visitors started well and made the best chances, but it was their visitors who raced into a two goal lead despite losing Ali Porter to injury.
After a patient build up, Gary Radford found space in the box to slot home the first before Lee Smith's chip into the box was lashed home on the half volley by Jonathan Drury.
At this point it looked like it would be a cruise for Chishill but they were pegged back before half-time as Shelford scored from 20 yards.
With their tails up, the hosts turned the game on its head early in the second half capitalising on two defensive mistakes to go 3-2 up.
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Chishill responded by taking the game back to their opponents with some excellent passing football, but it was Elliot Drury's deflected free-kick that finally drew them level.
Gareth Edey then scored a superb solo effort to put Chishill back in the driving seat and they had chances to build on the lead while at the other end Shelford missed two open goals.
The scores were levelled eight minutes from time as Chishill's defensive frailties were exposed again as the hosts' striker racing through unchallenged and finishing well.
Gary Radford had a chance to win the game in the closing minutes but Shelford's 'keeper pulled off an outstanding save to keep the game at 4-4.
Great Chishill: R Drury, Jackson, Saward, Bennett, Gardiner, Porter, E Drury, Smith, J Drury, Edey, Radford. Subs: J Hodge, T Hodge.