Decisions go against Litlington
Mott MacDonald 2 Litlington 2 WITH many of the other teams in BIS Division 4A in cup competitions at the weekend, Litlington had a chance to move into the top with a victory against lowly Mott MacDonald. The two sides had already shared a draw earlier in
Mott MacDonald 2 Litlington 2
WITH many of the other teams in BIS Division 4A in cup competitions at the weekend, Litlington had a chance to move into the top with a victory against lowly Mott MacDonald.
The two sides had already shared a draw earlier in the season so a tight game was expected.
Litlington chose an attacking 3-5-2 formation but it was Mott who made the better start to the game with some good passing and movement which caused one or two alarms for the back three of Litlington.
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As the half went on Litlington got the measure of their opponents with Ashley Judge harshly having his bullet header ruled out for a push on the defender, and the visitors had two further goals ruled out in the first half, both controversially.
Litlington were dealt a cruel blow with 10 minutes remaining in the first half when Mott were awarded a penalty after a foul by Ricky Wilson.
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The penalty was dispatched by Allyn Aaron and the half time score was 1-0.
Litlington started the second half in a determined mood and quickly had their hosts on the back foot.
They equalised when a searching ball forward from player/manager Ashley Hawkins was flicked on by substitute James Evans and coolly finished by in-form striker Paul Harris.
The joy was short lived with Mott going ahead for a second time through Darrin Heathershaw's direct free kick, which was conceded by the unfortunate Ricky Wilson.
Litlington kept knocking though and with 10 minutes remaining equalised from the penalty spot when Marco Lorenzetto was upended by a rash tackle. Harris coolly slotted home the penalty.
Litlington pushed for the winner but in the end couldn't break down Mott's stubborn resistance.
Manager Hawkins said: "We tried a new formation today and created many chances. I felt sorry for the boys today.
"We hit the cross bar twice, had three goals disallowed and they scored from both the chances they had.
"We showed good spirit though coming back from behind twice."
Litlington: Bonfield, Boote, Butler (M Slade, 75), Cottiss, Gran (Evans, 60), Harris, Hawkins, Kingsley, Lorenzetto, Wilson, Judge (K Slade, 80).