Southern Combination League - Premiership
CDG ( 1 ) 2 Lancing ( 2 ) 2
( Sullivan ( N ) 01, Day 64.) ( Donaldson ( L) 14, Finney ( L ) 26.)
DOWN BLUNT LANCERS
This indeed was the oft quoted game of two halves, with the Lancers conceding in the first minute, then spending the remaining half having to face a blinding sun in their eyes ( crafty people these Anvils ) then clawing their way back into the game with two goals of their own, to end the half a goal to the good.
Before most punters had taken their seats, plus a few more suitably imbibed from the local hostelry, all failed to see the Anvil opener ( first minute ) which featured that well known goal scoring act of the Sullivan bros, you know how it goes, Dan to Nick, Nick to goal - you get the drift, to put the Anvils and the supporters into dreamland - stupid boy!
But the visitors refused to lie down and indeed had a double act of their own featuring the Donaldsons and the Finneys, with both sets combining to not only equalise but then to go ahead at the break. HT 2-1 Lancers
For the second half the pendulum then seemed to edge toward the homesters, when from a possible 'flying teacup' routine in the Anvil dressing room, the Anvils were suitably roused to go out and 'do the business', which they did, forcing the Lancers back, and take up the running of the game, culminating on 64 when from a Sullival ( D ) cross centreback James Day rose like the proverbial Phoenix from the Ashes to nod home and restore parity for the homesters at two a piece, unfortunately Mr Day decided to have an early bath
after collecting a second yellow, making a red to complete the full set - stupid boy.
Both sides continued to 'cut and thrust' but no further damage was inflicted at either end as the game drifted to its final conclusion, a conclusion of wheels / cogs in need of further oiling, plus of course 'early doors' as both sides nestle in the nether regions of the league!.. FT 2-2.