M6s vs Canterbury – 17th Nov 13

Old Bordenian 1 – 1 Canterbury 

Both teams started in a very sluggish manner with only the younger players of either side breaking into a run during the first ten . Eventually all players began to realize that the game had actually started and so the match began in earnest. The Old Boys stylish passing game was balanced by the attacking pace and flair of a youthful Canterbury midfield.  The Old Boys started creating some  good chances with Kev Cracknell, PaulClunn, DaveMeaning and Pat Ruane going close. Canterbury also created some opportunities which were confidently dealt with by ‘keeper Collum Stevens. The midfield duo of Canterbury then produced a tricky passing and running move which outwitted the Old Boys defence and an unstoppable strike from the edge of the D resulted in the opening goal for the visitors. The Old Boys maintained composure but could make no impact on the opposition goal.


The second half started with the Old Boys exerting good control, resulting in heavy possession, some short corners with further strikes at goal but unfortunately no reward. Eventually with the outstanding build-up play from midfield dynamo and man of the match  Jim Steers, Old Boys forced another short corner and this time a tricky interchange between Craknell and  Clunn resulted in a powerful  strike into the bottom corner from ace specialist Ruane. Old Boys continued to press with numerous chances either grazing the posts or saved by the Canterbury ‘keeper. With Meaning and Stirling Campbell working their socks off on the wings, Old Boys pressed hard for the winner but in the end a draw was not an unfair result for both teams.


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