Sat 04
Freeland Firsts
S Hole (11'), (66')
Launton Away

Launton Away

By Ben Symonds
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Half Time team talk does the trick.

Freeland travelled to Launton looking to continue their good form in the league.
This ground hasn’t been kind to the reds over the last few years and todays game was no different.
The home side have had a poor start to the season although I feel that they will pick up points if you are not totally at your best against them.
The first few minutes and the away side cam out of the traps at a lightning pace. The launton keeper making two fantastic saves from Tom McCudden the first a point-blank save from a fierce right foot drive. The second clawing another left pile driver around the upright with the whole of the away sides bench celebrating (Longford’s still nursing a headache as he has smashed his head on the roof of the dugout).
Then the breakthrough did come a perfect corner from Eddie Parker resulting in a superb header from Stuart Hole from 12 Yards.
The away side did have chances to extend there lead although these chances came and went.
Then from a cheap freekick no Names (Liam Harris) the home side were level. The ball swung in from the right-hand side and although Adam Lonsdale made a fantastic save from the initial shot the striker was on hand to bury the rebound (Any defenders want to react ??)
So, the halftime score was Freeland one Launton one.
Now for the halftime team talk.!!!!! Ok so it is safe to say that McNamara and Longford are not best pleased. Darren kindly pointing out to everyone that he didn’t feel that the Reds were giving him exactly what the management had asked for before the Game.
Longford’s team talk should have been after the water shed and the only words I can print from this are you should be ashamed of yourself and do all of you feel that you have given everything you can in the first 45mins. (Or Words to that effect).
The second half and the reds started brightly. The words of encouragement still ringing in their ears. It did the trick as Stuart Hole hit a fantastic freekick from 30 yards which went in of the post.
There were chances for both sides in the closing stages although it was the away side that hung on for the win.
I love Saturdays, not the first half of this one but we got there in the end. See you at the weekend.
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Sat 04, Nov 2017