It’s the start of the 2019/20 season and Prims travelled to Eastwood Community with notable absentees, Oliver Ball who was away and new goalkeeper Dan Brown who dislocated his finger in the last preseason friendly. In came Jordan Kelly and young Long Eaton loanee Marcus Coombs for his first game in goal for Prims.
It was Prims that started the game the brightest and pegged Eastwood back with a string of corners and long range efforts which caused no problem to the Eastwood keeper.
Dominic Wilkinson came the closest with a cross shot which just went past the post with the keeper beaten.
Then on 23 minutes with virtually Eastwoods first attack a mistake by Elliott Dawson allowed Watson to put the home side in the lead. Three minutes later it was two, when with Prims still reeling after the first goal an attack down the left saw Webb score from a few yards out when the cross came over and Prims defence was no where to be seen.
After thirty five minutes Prims should have had a penalty, when Conor Moore was bought down in the area, but the referee waved away any appeals. With five minutes remaining Prims afternoon got harder as Brandon Gwinnutt was shown a straight red card for kicking out at former Prims player Ross Parker. The half time whistle came at a good time so Prims could re-group
Prims came out in the second half looking to hold the score line down and try to hit Eastwood on the counter attack, this they did quite well but Eastwood attacking trio were causing the defenders a whole lot of trouble and on 63 minutes they made it three when Jordan Kelly was adjudged to have bought down Kieran Knight. Watson took the penalty but was superbly saved by Coombs who pushed the the ball on to the post. Unfortunately all the Prims defenders stood and admired the save as Watson scored the rebound.
Prims then started to create a few chances again only from distance and nothing to trouble the Eastwood keeper. The best chance came when Kev Morrow was sent clear but when he pulled the ball across for Moore the Eastwood defence had managed to get back and stop any shot.
A poor clearance on 76 minutes saw Eastwood score their fourth and the best goal of the game when Watson completed his hat trick with a quality volley across the the goal and past Coombs.
Prims did continue to attack and in the last few minutes Elliot Dawson was unlucky not to score when his goal bound header was tipped around the post.
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