Own goal gives Holmer a boost
By John Anderson
Late pressure pays off
With Dean Munday and Eliot Derby back, Holmer started much more assuredly than at Leighton two days before. The game was fairly even after a blitz start from The Wares, but Holmer were beginning to probe for openings when the first significant moment occurred on 31 minutes. With Edgware being caught 2 on 2 with a Holmer break on halfway, Matt Wooster was seriously taken out as he played a one two. The Referee, who was well placed, adjudged this to be an unfortunate collision only worthy of a free-kick. This decision was difficult for Holmer to accept, but they did fashion a couple of half chances before the break which indicated a favourable second 45 minutes. HT 0-0
On 55 minutes Dean Munday found the outside of the Edgware post with a stooping header. On 78 minutes an Eliot Derby inspired chance fell to Jamie Britnell. But as he sorted his feet out, a defender was able to deflect his effort onto the face of a post. On 85 minutes Tom Peddle-James found himself in on goal but his volley fizzed across the Edgware goal. However, the winner had been coming. An accurate Curtis Stone free-kick, aimed at Ryan Parsons, Munday, and Britnell, was accidentally or involuntarily helped into the net by a defender as the ‘keeper was expecting one of the three named attackers to get at the ball.
Edgware finally resorted to the all-out assault, but The Greens held firm.
Team: Aaron Brown, Gary Lines ©, Alex Rice, Stone, Munday, Parsons, Peddle-James, Derby, Britnell, Wooster, James Burrell.
Substitutes Used: Tom Fifield, & Pawel Kotwica.
Substitutes Not Used: Anthony Tyson, JJ Jarrot, & Leo Blackman