Knowle played Northfield on the 2nd December in a vital match that could see one of these teams move into a more challenging position at the top of the MFL2. Knowle started like a train with Nathan Corry put through on goal by the industrious Naill Attenborrow but the keeper smothered his attempt. Callum Ingram, who had a tremendous game, then only half connected with a drive when in an excellent position on the edge of the box. Rhys Mason was overlapping brilliantly with real pace from his wing back position and provided further chances for Torryn Connolly and George Seeley but the chances went a begging. Mason was at it again when this time his speed and craft created an opportunity for Attenborrow to hit a shot from the edge of the area that took a deflection and was heading for the top corner. The visiting keeper produced a magical save to keep the scores level. Northfield then began to take more of a grip on the game and were rewarded just before the break with a soft goal tap in from a free kick over the wall to an unmarked player at the far post.
Knowle came out in determined fashion after the break and levelled the score when George Seeley finished a move started by the intelligent pass of Nick Oakley through to Nathan Corry. He gave a short ball to the eye catching Randy Martinez who crossed for Seeley to finish at the far post. This set the scene for a tremendous display by the home side in the second half. Seeley should have doubled his tally but missed a far easier chance than the one he took. Martinez put it on a plate with a delightful cross to the six yard box which George somehow managed to place wide of the open goal. Two minutes later, Alex Litwinko, who had come on for the limping Nathan Corry, failed to find the net with an unmarked header from three yards out. In the final quarter the impressive Keegan Woolley was put through one on one by his American friend Martinez but the keeper just nicked the ball away from him as he went round the keeper. It was all Knowle with Northfield parking the bus across the Knowle goal. The final chance of the match went to Attenborrow who was at the end of an amazing jinking run along the byline by Woolley. His effort was desperately cleared off the line to huge disappointment from the home team who thoroughly deserved a victory.
Updated 22:09 - 5 Dec 2017 by Grant Harrison