• Michael Christou

Petersfield Town make it six league wins in a row

Updated: Feb 12, 2020


Link to my Club Website and Petersfield Town report.

The Rams made it six wins on the spin in the league with a commanding victory over Totton & Eling at Love Lane last Saturday.

On a sludgy pitch both sides attacked the game looking for the early breakthrough. Both sides were evenly matched with the Rams created the clearer chances after multiple shots were blocked in a tight area and Olly Kershaw blasting over soon after.

The momentum stuck with the Rams and Jordan Geddes somehow missed the target from close range. A free kick fell to the back post where Geddes didn’t get enough on the ball and going out for a goal kick.

Despite the hosts having most of the chances Totton and Eling posed a threat, building their play up from the back. However, Matt Low wriggled through on goal, one on one Oli Eyres stuck out a strong right hand to keep the score goalless.

The hosts were clinical in the second half as they took an early lead. Started by a clever Marvin Orepo flick into Low on the wing, he clipped in a pinpoint cross for Bedford to steer into the net for the lead from close range.

Minutes later Bedford had a chance to double his tally, racing through on goal. Unfortunately, too much time to think led to Bedford shifting between feet and firing over.

The visitors first main chance came from a smart free kick. James Mattews had the ball on the right, he rolled into the path of Harry Burns who skied the decent chance.

Petersfield insured some breathing space 78 minutes in. A deep goal kick was headed back into danger as Low and Eyres raced to the loose ball. Low won the race tapping it past the lost keeper then into the open goal.

The points were wrapped up three minutes later thanks to Jordan Geddes’ first goal of the season. Cameron Smith whipped in a deep ball and Geddes nodded home. In front of the delightful home fans.

The match took a nasty turn for Petersfield heading into stoppage time. The pitch made itself aware when Matt Petts slipped coming out for a loose ball, the Totton striker was first to react but he saved the first effort. The second was blocked on the line by Kris Stevens arm leading to a red card and a penalty.

The penalty was blazed over summing up an unfortunate half for the visitors.

Jordan Neal and Gary Judd both narrowly missed the target with headers late on as the score remained the same.

Bouncing back from two cup defeats the Rams head for another cup game against Saturdays neighbours AFC Totton in the Russel Coates Cup on Tuesday.

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