Yate started the New Year with a hard earned point away to Cinderford. Although the pitch was passed as playable it proved a leveler for both teams and made it difficult for both sides to control and pass the ball.
Yate started without Theo Llewellyn in midfield who is suspended and also Steve Davies up front who is still recovering from a hamstring injury. Trey Anderson filled in midfield and Kyle Tooze played up front.
Cinderford were the better side in the first half and created a number of chances, Harvey Rivers again proving his quality with a double save that prevented a certain goal. Yate had limited chances in the first half although our pace up front troubled the Cinderford defence at times.
The second half was a better performance from Yate with Nick Peare and Adam Price coming more into the game and controlling the midfield. Solid performances again from Sam Boulton; Charlie and Mayson Evans at the back with Kyle Tooze putting in a shift up front both on the wings and through the middle and he could have won the match for us with 5 mins left on the clock but fired his shot over the bar.
A point away at Cinderford on a very cold January afternoon and on a very heavy pitch was a point well earned and could be vital come April.
We now move our attention to another difficult away game on Tuesday evening at North Leigh before a tough home match against Wimborne next Saturday.
Updated 12:01 - 9 Feb 2018 by Lawrence Wortman