Petersfield Town book trip to Eastleigh
COWES SPORT 2 - 4 PETERSFIELD TOWN
The Rams earnt a trip to National League side Eastleigh after a thrilling 90 minutes by beating Cowes Sport on the Isle of Wight last Tuesday.
Coming off the back of two consecutive defeats the Rams wanted revenge. However, Both sides started lively looking for that early goal.
Cowes possessed a big threat up top but their defense looked shaky. In the 13th minute the Rams capitalised on sloppy play from Morgan Perrin, with Harry Bedford taking the ball on the edge of the area and fed it into the bottom corner.
The hosts grew back into the game and began shifting the ball into Petersfield’s half and creating a couple of warning efforts. Their persistence paid off six minutes later as Darren Williams made Jordan Geddes pay for a slip as he clipped in a cross for Jimmy Wykes too smartly tap in.
With the scores level, Ryan Kennedy made a crunching challenge on Ben Snow and was lucky to only see yellow.
With the momentum going Cowes way, McFarlane curled an effort inches over.
Minutes later Matt Petts was called into action with a strong one on one block.
Soon after Petersfield suffered an injury crisis with three men down at once.
Summerhill was forced to bring off Burton and Low replacing them with Purser and Neal respectively.
Coming off the back of a stunning free kick against Roman Glass, Bedford scored again with a free kick. On the right side of the area his injury time free kick curled into the top right corner as the keeper could only push the ball further into the net.
Two minutes later the visitors hit dreamland with a third. Substitute, Jordan Neal nodded a long ball down to Orepo who only needed one touch before scoring yet another goal for the Rams.
The Yachtsmen made a great start after the break. Wykes bagged his second in bizarre fashion as his corner curled straight in catching Petts out at his near post.
The rest of the game was dominated by Matt Petts and brave defending. The inspired keeper first blocked from Wykes low to his right. Minutes later a great ball found them through but Petts was quick to react and pounced on the ball producing another save.
Jordan Neal secured the victory latching on to a loose ball after a free kick. His beautiful travella, curled past Ed Hatt and sealed a trip to Eastleigh in December.