Southern Combination League - Premiership
Hassocks ( 2 ) 3 CDC ( 2 ) 2
( Gianfranco Mici 15, 40 )
Before one starts, lets congratulate Haywards Heath on their promotion to the Ryman League, no doubt more exciting times lie ahead, but it will be tough!
Within 48 hours of a Cup Final, plus managing to cement a mid table finish in their first season back in the Premiership, today was a day for CDG's youth to be given 'their head', as the Anvils rested seven regular first teamers, tho three did emerge during the second half, a half when the Robins experience began to dictate the game.
The Anvils battled gamely thro out, with all the youngsters stars, especially our Partizan Tirana 'B' youngster Gianfranco Mici never stopped chasing anything in those ghastly lemon coloured shirts, himself being rewarded with a first half twosome, the first a delicious lob over the keepers head from outside the box.
Second half bought more Robin pressure, and with the youngsters beginning to tire, the introduction of new blood from the bench helped to stiffen the rearguard, and despite many 'close calls' the Anvils managed to hang on til the final minutes before finally being breached for the third time.
Now comes Monday and hopefully the 'icing on the cake' - the 'big un' at Culver Road