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Northfield Emerarld FC
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H Brown (10'), (30'), B Windridge (70'), G Wesley (87')
Northfield Emerarld v Ellistown FC

Northfield Emerarld v Ellistown FC

By Andrew Grout
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8 Goal Thriller With The Points Shared


To the neutral fan this was a classic game of attacking football. To everyone connected with Ellistown, it's another 2 points dropped but we can take heart that the team bounced back 4 times from losing positions.

Northfield took an early lead on 2 mins when Town failed to clear a set piece and Mitchell Birt slotted in from close range.

NE 1-0 EFC 2 mins

A shell-shocked Town side were knocked out of their stride as Northfields charged forward and created chance after chance. They would regret failing to convert one.

Haydn Brown got us back into the game on 10 mins with a trademark mazy run and cool finish.

NE 1-1 EFC 10 mins

Northfield took the lead again on 23 pens through a Vernon Harper penalty.

NE 2-1 EFC 23 mins

Haydn Brown equalised on 30 mins through another cool finish. You can see a pattern forming.

Northfields should have taken the lead again through the penalty spot, but our crossbar made a superb save.

Frustrating for us, Northfield took the lead again on 43 mins through a smart finish by Dante Naute-Brown.

NE 3-2 EFC 43 mins

The lads trooped off knowing what they had to do in the second half.

Second half started with Ellistown on the front foot and while Northfield were creating chances, we looked in control and it was no surprise on 70 mins Ben Windridge scored the goal that brought our 3rd equaliser.

NE 3-3 EFC 70 mins

Could Town go on and get the winner their 2nd half performance deserved.

No was the answer as on 85 mins Northfield took the lead for the 4th time through Ayrton Carter-Fell

NE 4-3 EFC 85 mins

We now had 5 mins to save the game and super sub George Wesley ensured we only needed 2mins as he smashed home the 4th and final equaliser on 87 mins.

NE 4-4 EFC 87 mins

The final 3 minutes seemed like 15 mins as Northfields created further chances and Keenan Tailby had to make some smart saves to keep us in it.

The final whistle went with both sides thinking they should have won.

Summary

A cracking game of football that Ellistown deserve credit for not throwing in the towel. Signs are this team are ready to charge up the table.

Well done lads.

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Match details

Match date

Tue 31, Aug 2021

Kickoff

19:30

Attendance

60

Competition

Everards Brewery Premier Division

League position

9
Northfield Emerarld FC
17
Ellistown FC
Haydn Brown

Player of the match

Haydn Brown