Jam Boys go down to single goal defeat

First published in Football

Whitchurch United 0 Totton and Eling 1.

The home side made one change from midweek with Tom Lockyer coming in for Luke Walker and were quickly under pressure with keeper Adam West scrambling to keep out a deflected free-kick. Isaac ’s cross was none too convincingly hacked to safety before Adam Pearson stopped the speedy Joe Novachurwu in his tracks on the edge of the area. Both sides wasted free-kicks in promising positions before Scott Hassall sent a shot across goal at one end Matt Scott’s saving header cleared the danger at the other. After Shane Lock’s run had won a corner the first half ended goalless with neither goalkeeper having been seriously tested.

After the break Lock was only just wide from the edge of the area then Mundy’s shot was deflected wide before Totton’s Eddie Zanin could have done better than hitting the side netting when free at the far post .

Alex Pickering gave way to Louis Macey with Lockyer dropping to left back as the home side enjoyed a spell of possession and a neat move ended with Ally Brown shooting across the keeper but wide of the far post before the only goal of the game came from, what on the day, was the most likely source. A long ball from Conor Thorne saw Novarchurwu outpace the home defence and his low drive seemed to go through West and.

Whitchurch had 15 minutes to rescue a point at least but despite the prompting of Lockyer and the running of Lock the visitors took all three points.

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