Sat 12
Raunds Town
1st Team
A Harris (0' Sent Off)
Raunds Town 0 - 0 Oadby Town

Raunds Town 0 - 0 Oadby Town

By Owen Jones
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10 man Oadby held to a draw...

On a dank afternoon in Northamptonshire, two undefeated UCL teams went head-to-head to retain their title.

Oadby had been performing well of late and Raunds seems determined to ensure that their result did not go the same way as Bourne, Woodford and Chenecks before them and successfully got men behind the ball.

The match was very reminiscent of the England match the previous evening with The Poachers having a decent share of chances to score but unfortunately squandering them all. Raunds, to their credit, despite have an obvious campaign to pack their defence and block an Oadby attempts on goal where quite fast on the counter attack and had a couple of close shots on the Oadby goal.

The second half started off terribly for the visitors, as a silly stamp by Ash Harris in front of the referee saw him get a straight red card in the 47th minute.

Raunds also had one of the best chances of the game and only a fantastic save by Luke Pickering managed to keep the scores level.

The Poachers did their best to cover the spaces created by having a player down, and managed a very good attack in the final ten minutes, with a powerful header just missing the goal in the penultimate play of the game.

Each manager is likly to have returned to the clubhouse with only one point, with Jeff Stocking commenting after the game that Oadby "didn't hit the levels we have played at recently, but having gone down to 10 after 47mins a point was probably what we deserved."

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Sat 12, Oct 2013




Division 1