Fareham Town
Fareham Town
The Creeksiders
Fareham Town FC
Cowes Sports

Home | 07 August 2018 | Attendance: 86

Match Report

In our opening home fixture of the season and for the 2nd game running, The Creeksiders took an early lead thanks to a classy low finish into the left hand side of the goal from Austin.

Two minutes later Bryn Mckie forced the Cowes keeper into a low save with the rebound falling just beyond Austin. . But three minutes the visitors Cowes equalised when their Mckie – John, was allowed too much time and space just inside the area and smashed the ball beyond Harding. Town then had a period of pressure on the Cowes goal but found Hatt in the visitors goal and the defence resilient & on 20 minutes Cowes went in front as Cranwell lobbed the ball over Harding to put the score the at 2-1.

Shortly before half time, Town and indeed the whole of the borough of Fareham bar the man who mattered most were amazed when firstly Yokata was rugby tackled, quickly getting up and was then tripped up only for the referee not to give anything!

The Creeksiders survived another scare on 50 minutes when John Mckie rounded Harding and with an open goal only managed to hit the right hand post. On 57 minutes Town had a chance when Bryn Mckie's cross come shot went straight into the hands of the keeper. Then on 65 minutes Town created chances in the space of a minute when Tattersall had a well struck effort cleared off the line then Hardy drilled the ball through to Mckie and he was one on one with the keeper but saved down well low with his legs. Town continued to dominate possession but struggled to create a clear cut chances and were not helped when once more the referee failed to award a penalty after Tattersall was bundled over, and to make it a night which makes it understandable as to why players get frustrated, Austin was booked for looking aggressively at an opponent!

Towards the end Cowes were reduced to 10 men when Whykes received a 2nd yellow card for bringing down Tattersall, but it was too late for Fareham to take advantage.

FT Fareham Town 1 Cowes Sports 2

Fareham Town:

Harding GK, Yokota, Delon, Benjamin, Hardy(Captain), Moody, Robbins, E.Plackett, Mckie, Austin,Tattersall

Subs: Laycock, Saidy

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