• Michael Christou

Three goals in fifteen minutes inflicts defeat on the unfortunate Petersfield

Updated: Apr 3, 2019


My Petersfield Post and club website match reports.

Three quick fire goals in the second half won the game for Amesbury Town despite a solid performance from Petersfield Town.

Petersfield started the game as the better side with their pressure resulting in Matty Rowlands showing good strength in the air to then sprint past a sliding tackle and fire a shot into the side netting from a narrow angle.

Amesbury’s only threats in the first half came from numerous free kicks in dangerous areas. However, they didn’t make the most of their opportunities and the first half ended goalless.

The second half started in dramatic fashion as Petersfield’s penalty appeals for a shove in the back were waved away.

Amesbury took the lead after a long ball forward with the ball laid off along the penalty area leaving Jordon Mathews stroking the ball past Matt Short and into the bottom corner.

A few minutes later Amesbury had a chance to double their lead with a long throw met by a glancing header only to be denied by the gloves of Short in the Rams goal.

The visitors did not have long to wait for their second as a corner was swung in eluding the outstretched keeper as the ball fell to Michael Owen who half volleyed into the net.

Amesbury finished off Petersfield’s hopes for points as they earned a penalty with a great passing move ended by Jordan Matthews turning in the area and drawing the foul from the Rams defender by sticking a leg out with Matthews making the most of it. With a chance to make the score line three nill Matthews took it by converting the penalty he won into the bottom left corner.

Petersfield persevered, eventually getting a chance with Matty Rowland putting a header just wide from close range.

Amesbury had an opportunity to put the game to bed with another dangerous long ball, finding Stephens who held up the ball before chipping into the area for George Plank to fire a strong volley into the keepers arms.

This result doesn’t do the Rams justice and leaves them sixteenth and Amesbury top of the league by four points.

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