Late Equaliser denies Flint the win
A last gasp equaliser gave Penrhyncoch a share of the points, although this was their just desserts for frustrating the home side for much of the game
After a spirited five minute burst at the start of the game, Flint retreated into their shell, and handed the initiative to the visitors, who mustered the only noteworthy efforts on target in a desperately dull opening 45 minutes to the game. On 28 minutes, a Corbisrerio free kick for Penrhyn, on the edge of the box, was played short and along the ground to Sion Meredith, who made himself some space to hit a rising shot over the Flint bar.
Then, on 37 minutes, Liam Lewis stung the hands of Nik Lee-Bulmer , when a weak defensive header landed at his feet just outside the 18 yard area.
into the second half , and Flint were gifted the chance to open the scoring in the 56 th minute, when Penrhyn keeper Leigh Jenkins flattened Flint's Richie Foulkes with a misjudged punch as he attempted to clear a ball played into the box, and in doing so, conceded a penalty. Mark Cadwallader, who had recently been introduced into the action from the bench, slotted the resulting spot kick, to give Flint the lead with their first shot on target up to that point in the game.
However, they were unable to see the game out, and the Roosters snatched a deserved equaliser in the 89th minute. A hopeful ball, was floated into the Flint penalty area, and Lee-Bulmer started to come to collect it, but then hesitated briefly, which allowed Lewis to nip in between him and a defender to loop a header over the stranded keeper and into the back of the empty net.
To call this game scrappy, would be doing it a favour, as the ball spent most of the time either being hoofed aimlessly in the air or out of play, with precious little football played from either side.
Line Ups :
Flint Town United : N. Bulmer, I. Hewitt, P. Doran, S. Halewood (c), J. Haack, L. Mackin (J. Hooper 90), I. Rogers (C. Li 55), R. Foulkes, S. Beck (M. Cadwallader 55), K. Smyth, A. Brown. Unused Subs - J. Palmer, B. Jones (GK)
Penrhyncoch : L. Jenkins, C. Jones, E. Evans, S. Meredith, J. Foligno, O. James, R. Murfet, A. Corbiserio, N. Blake (J. Horwood 85), J. Blake, L.Lewis. Unused Subs - M. Mousley, G. Lewis, S. Davies, K. Jenkins
Flint Town United - Mark Cadwallader (pen 56)
Penrhyncoch - Liam Lewis (89)
Flint Town United - Levi Mackin (36), Iwan Rogers (44)
Penrhyncoch - Owain James (36), Rob Murfet (59)
Flint MOM - Joel Haack (put in a commanding centre half performance)