Sat 05
Friar Lane & Epworth
1st team
I Jalloh (17'), K Boateng (46'), M Mohammed (47')
Friar Lane & Epworth V Ellistown FC

Friar Lane & Epworth V Ellistown FC

By Andrew Grout
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A day when a draw is like a win

A superb performance from the team who started the game with 11 players and an unfit Manager as Sub and ended the game with 9 fit players on the pitch.

In those circumstances, a draw is more like a victory.

On a glorious day at the famous Friar Lane Ground, it was Town who striked first on 17 mins when Ibrahami Jalloh waltzed through the defence, rounded the goalkeeper and score for his 21st goal of the season.

FL&E 0-1 EFC 17 mins

The lead lasted 3 minutes when a cross come shot from Joe Wynder evaded Julian Waho and nestled into the net.

FL&E 1-1 EFC 20 mins

Things got worse for town on 27 mins when the old fox Darren Wheeler scored direct from a free kick to put Friar Lane into a 2-1 lead.

FL&E 2-1 EFC 27 mins

That lead lasted to half-time as the Sun started to take its toil on both teams.


Second half started with Town on fire and we equalised through Kwaku Boateng on 46 mins when he coolly finished from close range.

FL&E 2-2 EFC 46 mins

Mahir Mohammed who was on playing on one leg then put Town into the lead on 47 mins as he took on and beat the Friar Lane defence.

FL&E 2-3 EFC 47 mins

2 goal in 3 minutes changed the complexion of the game as town went looking for goals. That was all to change on 65 minutes when Evandro Sanches pulled up as he was running in on goal. It was clear he could not continue, but with no proper substitute, Evandro tried to solider on and this left us short in midfield.

FL&E took advantage by equalising on 70 mins through Nathaniel Macintosh.

FL&E 3-3 EFC 70 mins

With player welfare coming first, our Manager Dean Landers replaced Evandro Sanches and he played like the old pro he is by guiding his side through the last 20 minutes as we locked the door and were content to hit Friar Lane on the break.

We could have won it late on as only great saves from Richard Edwards stopped Elliott Webster from becoming our hero.



Well done lads, a great performance under difficult conditions.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 05, May 2018






Everards Brewery Premier Division

League position

Friar Lane & Epworth
Ellistown FC
Alseny Soumah

Star Player

Alseny Soumah