Capel Plough FC

Capel Plough FC

The third league game of the season on Saturday saw the first team pick up a point after a tough game away at Claydon where the teams shared four goals. With four players unavailable from the previous weeks game against Achilles including keeper Luke Tynan we had teenager Christian Foxhall in goal who did not let us down making some excellent saves especially during the closing stages when we were mainly on the defensive. Crane headed in a freekick to give our hosts the lead midway through the first half but we managed to equalise just before the break when Stephen Morrison cost me another quid heading in from close range after Steve Polley had seen his long range effort hit the crossbar. A corner from skipper Alfie Smith was converted by Ashley Rankin to put us in front soon after the restart but ten minutes later Chaplin did well to turn and shoot into the corner to level things up again and that's how it stayed. On a pitch that looked in excellent condition this was a good game to watch with plenty of chances being created and little to choose between the sides. Knock hit the crossbar with a thirty yard piledriver with former player Steve Cole a constant threat and seeing a couple of efforts well saved by young Foxhall. Rankin and Mallet could have won it for us near the end missing good chances but on the day a draw was probably a fair result. Rory Harman was our best player having a terrific game in midfield while the forty something Patrick Tynan playing in place of the injured (again! ) Matt Easton rolled back the years with a cameo appearance in defence, with teenager Daniel Dixon promoted from the reserves doing well. Crane impressed at the back for Claydon while substitute Chaplin was a right old handful when he came on and deserved his goal. So just the two points from our first three games but we knew from day one that things would be tough going this season with a new look side containing several youngsters who seemed to be enjoying playing for the club which is what it is all about. This week we have a home game against Leiston St. Margarets.

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Posted: Monday, September 2 2019 by Bob Morrison

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