Sat 06
Eynesbury Rovers
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Mildenhall Battle to a draw

Mildenhall Battle to a draw

By Christian Appleford
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Extra time could still not seperate sides

The Hall travlled to Eynesbury Rovers for the FA Vase encounter missing Foster, Paterson, Minns, Pope, Mackney but welcoming back Craig Nurse form his travels. Skipper Werthmann was named on the bench after coming off early in Wednesdays league game alongside Nurse, Robinson and Murkin as Parkinson started after impressing on his debut previously.

Mildenhall started well and Turner received a pass in a great area only to be flagged offside. This followed by good spells for both sides and after 7 minutes a mix up by Isaacson and his defence saw the striker nip in to head fortunately wide, although a corner was given.

The Eynsbury keeper saved well from an offside Steed after a good five man passing move and Eynsbury immediately went to the other end and the assitant had signalled for offside before it was finally striked into the net. Blake then sent a header agonisingly wide from Coopers pinpoint cross and Turner strecthign for a deep parkinson cross saw his shot roll safely to the keeper. Mildenhall sufferred a blow as Blake limped out of the game to be replaced by Burroughs. Mildenhall forced two corners which were well cleared and the second saw a quick break which Murray was able to deflect a shot away for an Eynsbury corner.
Eynsbury then had a good pattern of play which forced some corners of their own as the game entered into an end-to-end situation with both sides creating good attacking opportunities. A deep cross by Ford was fumbled by the keeper but Steed could not adjust his feet to tap home into the unguarded net and a minute later the keeper did well to save at Turners feet after Burroughs had played him through. The Eynsbury forward was then booked for persistent fouling and verbas as the half drew to a close.

After Half Time, Eynsbury went ontot he front foot and put Mildenhall under some sustained pressure. Mildenhall's cause was not helped losing Judge with concussion after 48 minutes with the injury seeing Sterecki switch to centre back. A superb tackle by Cooper denied a certain goal from a dangerous cross and follow up pressure saw chances go beggin for Eynsbury. Ford fired over when well placed after Burroughs knock down adn Turner had the ball in the net but the assistant had already judged Burroughs offside in the build up as the half was played out.

Into extra time saw Hall regroup and begin strongly. Turner should have scored when he miss fired wide from Sam Parkinson’s low cross, kicking the post in frustration. Parkinson then became the second Hall player to enter the ntoebook after a tackle during a period of Eynsbury pressure.

Mildenhall took the lead immediately at the start of the second period of extra time, a cross from the left by Ford was met at the back post by Adam Burroughs who directed his header into the far corner. Eynsbury equalised with 5 minutes remaining when their number 9 fired home after good work by the right winger, leading to a rplay which was priobably fair over the whole 90. Mildenhall finished the match with a few walking wounded and played couragessley after losing three in the game to injuries and having three others play on through the pain barrier.

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Sat 06, Sep 2014



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