Not a bad game for a bottom of the league clash and whilst Ping may have felt a draw was a fair result, you have to hit the target to score goals and to be honest, our keeper did not have 1 solitary save to make all afternoon which is a rare thing for him this season!
Pings best player was their No 8 who who battled well just behind the lone striker and it was also good to see Russ Tomlinson back on the pitch after a spell out. Once he is fit, he will be a great player for Ping and I am sure he will be in the front side sooner rather than later.
As for us, the game should have been buried by half time. Thommo was unlucky with a header whilst the Ping keeper made a few decent stops from set plays. The goal was fortunate but whilst Ping had a bit more ball in the second half, the United goal was never threatened.
Philly also came on and missed a couple of chances near the end whilst the Ping keeper made a cracking save in the last minute from a decent strike.
Good to get our first 3 points of the season, especially against the only team below us and now we need to push on and try to catch some of the other strugglers.
Clymping were a decent bunch of lads and I am sure that they will finally get a result and come good in the second half of the season as they usually do. Always good to have a chat with their old lino as well
He is a top fella and a real club man that every team needs!
Good luck for the rest of the season chaps.
Form is temporary, class is permanent...