Four Lanes 5-4 St Ives Mariners
Four Lanes started the first 20 minutes well and were 2-0 up thanks to goals from Nathan Williams and Shaun Wilkins.
In typical Four Lanes style they switched off and Mariners grew into the game with chances.
35 minutes in they were awarded a blatant penalty after a trip by the Four Lanes defender. Unfortunately for Mariners stand in keeper Neil Bartlett saved before Four Lanes scored on the stroke of half time to make it 3-0 with Joel Snape scoring.
Four Lanes were soon 4-0 up in the second half with Nathan Williams getting his second of the day, but then came the comeback. Mariners pulled 2 back in 2 minutes before being awarded another penalty rightly so by the ref. This time the ball hit the net to make it 4-3....game on!
With Mariners pushing Four Lanes won a corner and Nathan Williams scored his hat trick out jumping everybody. Mariners never gave up and scored again to make it 5-4. It wasn't enough though and Four Lanes held on for the 3 points.
Both goalkeepers made important saves and were easily each other's MOTM in my opinion.
Thanks to the Duke Of Leeds pub for the food, top bunch of guys and will see you next season 👌
Wish we could have this ref every week, let the game flow and wasn't afraid to play advantage before pulling the game back if needed for both sides.