Romulus 1 - 0 Shepshed Dynamo
By Shepshed Newsdesk
Shepshed’s winless run in 2019 continues as they travelled to play 17th Placed Romulus F.C. on their plastic pitch.
In freezing conditions the first real chance of the game came from Romulus when in the 9th Minute Ethan Dunkley Shot from the edge of the area the ball hitting the post and going out for a goal kick.
Romulus had a further chance seconds later when Dimitri Delaney’s shot just went wide.
Shepshed had to wait till the 28th Minute for their first chance when Pearson Mwanyongo had a shot but it was easily saved by Romulus keeper Reiss Wagstaff then a minute later Niall Prendiville had a shot but it was off target.
Shepshed were in control and had another great chance when this time Liam Hursts shot flashed by the post.
Romulus finished the half the stronger when they had two further shots on goal one from Phil McKerdy and the second from Max Loveridge but they did not bother Brandon Ganley in the Shepshed goal.
The second half started well for Shepshed when Jake Betts had a shot that was inches away, after that the game became a little dull as both sides cancelled each other out .
Both teams defences were doing there job and there was not much action in the game till the 82nd Minute when Jonathan Haynes had a shot that was well saved by Ganley.
Shepshed then had another shot this time it was Chris Acott’s turn but it summed up Shepshed’s day as the ball went well wide.
Time was running out and as a draw looked on the cards, but with 5 minutes added Romulus finally got the break through when in the 91st minute, Dynamo were awarded a throw, by both referee and linesman, which they took for one last final attack, however the ref then blew his whistle, changed his mind and awarded the throw to Romulus, who quickly capitalised on many Dynamo players who were in attacking positions, and sent Jonathan Haynes away clear to let rip from 30 Yards and smashed the ball into the top corner of the net past Ganley who had no chance.
Shepshed needed to do something quickly but it was to no avail as the referee blew the final whistle to wild celebrations from the Romulus players and fans.
This was a bad day for a Shepshed who since the Hebburn game have not been the same team they still sit 5th in the league but they need a massive improvement in form if they want to have a say in the title race as they have some tough games against teams in the top 7 to contend with in the coming weeks.