Settling for a draw
Royston III 3 Stevenage IV 3 ROYSTON opened up their league campaign with a disappointing draw, as they conceded two soft goals in the final 15 minutes. It took 15 minutes for Stevenage to open their campaign with a well-struck shot from open play. This
Royston III 3 Stevenage IV 3
ROYSTON opened up their league campaign with a disappointing draw, as they conceded two soft goals in the final 15 minutes.
It took 15 minutes for Stevenage to open their campaign with a well-struck shot from open play.
This seemed to galvanise Royston into action and they scored three goals in a 20-minute spree that left Stevenage stunned and wondering what had hit them.
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The goals came from open play with Paul Bloomfield, taking two clean strikes from the top left of the D and a typical Colin Bateman goal on the far post sliding one under the keeper after a typical Michael Welding run round the defence.
So going into half time 3-1 up Royston decided they would come out and try to score more and not sit back on their lead.
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What happened next was frustrating as wave after wave of attack culminated in goal line scrambles and far too many open chances being missed.
A poor clearance from defence let Stevenage score a soft goal under keeper Craig Jackson's right foot and in the final seconds of play a further poor clearance offered the same chance and Stevenage scored into an empty net as the whistle blew.