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Falcons throw away 3 goal lead against resilient Haslemere Vets

26 October 2013, 12:00, Banbury Road North (Near)

Falcons 3 - 3 Haslemere Men's Vets

The Falcons started the game brightly and Phil Dunnill was soon linking up with Dave Hughes and the skipper's two accurate passes created goals for Rogan Meadows and Phil Dunnill. Dave Hughes soon limped off and the Falcons reshuffled and soon added to their lead with a further goal from Chris Billington who cut in from the left and beat a man and scored with a firm shot in the bottom corner. Three nil the score a halftime.

Haslemere to their credit were a bit unlucky to be three down at halftime and changed their tactics to combat the more skilful Falcons. Being well marshalled by their sweeper who struck the ball very well throughout adopted a long ball game which the Falcons defence struggled to get to grips with and their unorthodox centre forward gave Dave Blomley a torrid time throughout the second half. 

Haslemere pulled a goal back through a well worked short corner delflected past Fergus Dunleavy making his debut in the Falcons goal. This looked like being a consolation as Falcons continued to make chances and dominate the game. 

10 man Haslemere showed great resilience and defended superbly in numbers and broke away twice to bring the scores level. The Falcons ran out of ideas and Haslemere's sweeper made a brilliant save on the line as the game ended in a draw.


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