The Slaters Show True Grit To Win!
The Bare Necessities!
The Slaters went to this evening game away to Lanivet Inn with only the bare eleven players with several dropping out on the day. The formation was changed accordingly going with a 4-5-1 set up and by jove did it work!
Lanivet got on the score sheet first inside the 8th minute, 1-0. Then Delabole fought back when Mac Irwin swung the ball in for Cameron Barrett to score with a fantastically powerful header, his first goal for Delabole Utd AFC,1-1. Shortly after the half hour mark Lanivet regained the lead, 2-1. Six minutes before the break Delabole were on level terms when Mac Irwin scored a thronker of a goal, the ball moving in the air and away from the opposing keeper into the top corner, 2-2. Halftime.
The Slaters were firmly in this match and started to believe they could go and get the result and 3 points. Luke King chased down a poor back pass from the Lanivet Inn defender to just get there before the keeper to poke it passed and into the goal, 2-3. With 70 minutes gone Sean Phillips kept Delabole in the lead, clearing the ball when it was heading towards the goal. Luke King completed his brace with his 10th goal of the season in the 72nd minute when he latched onto a ball over the top to out muscle the defenders and beat the keeper to tap in at a tight angle, 2-4. The Slaters were firmly on top of the match and Kallum Binney rounded off the scoring for Delabole with his first goal of the season, Aaron Arnold played the ball over the top, which the keeper kicked the ball into Kallum who controlled and coolly slot the ball passed the disillusioned keeper, 2-5. The home side grabbed a goal late on but this wasn't enough to dampen the spirit and determination of The Slaters which was oozing out of every pore of the eleven players dressed in sky blue and white, 3-5 Full Time.
An astoundingly fantastic result for The Slaters team who played, the performance, work rate, camaraderie, solidarity and finally, total commitment they showed to make what should of been a tough match into a sublime showing. Full credit to them each and everyone of them, Well Done!
The penultimate game of the season is also the last home game of the season on Wednesday 4th May 6.30 pm against North Petherwin Reserves and with my maths Delabole can finish no lower than 5th place now (I think) and with the remaining 2 games and 6 points available promotion is a possibility with results going our way also.