Petersfield showed their class with a victory over the top of the league
PETERSFIELD TOWN 2 - 1 DOWNTON
Marvin Orepo and co sent the fans into paradise as the rampant Rams beat top of the league side, Downton at Love Lane.
On a fairly marshy pitch causing most attacking play to break down, it was a fairly even contest in the early stages.
The pitch had it’s say again being the culprit of a horrific looking injury. Thomas Moseley went down as he twisted his knee. Fortunately, the captain got back up and played on before being taken off minutes later.
Petersfield took the lead 22 minutes in showing the determination they so often do. Ryan Kennedy won the ball back on the edge of the area with a crunching challenge. Will Webb picked up the pieces as he danced through the defence to the bi line, cuts it back into the six yard box and inadvertently stabbed into his own net by Sam Howe.
Downton started to really test the defence heading into the late stages of the half. However, Matt Low caught them on the break, with the keeper closing in on the on-rushing Low, he blocked well.
Matt Low and Michael Wright exchanged a few good passes as Ryan Kennedy curled the ball just wide.
The Rams doubled their lead on the 71st minute. Wright laid it off to Low as his attempted low cross was blocked, Ollie Kershaw was first to the loose ball as his no nonsense cross went right through to Marvin Orepo and with his first touch nicely tapped over the keeper.
Six minutes later Downton halved the deficit. Similar to the Rams first, Diego Romero did well to work the ball out wide, feeding his cross in the ball was bundled over the line.
Downton started to show why they were top as they pressed the Rams. The defence stood firm as they held out for victory.
Another great performance from Mark Summerhill’s side. Their next game is home to Andover Town in the Russel-coats benevolent Cup.