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Reading [7] Rascals
Thame 2
Sat 27 Jan 16:30 - MBBO Open League - Division 8 West Full time

Rascals draw 2-2 with league leaders Thame 2


Rascals draw 2-2 with league leaders Thame 2

Reading Rascals scored their second goal in end time from a penalty corner for the second time in three matches to grab a well deserved point from the current league leaders Thames 2. Although with Reading dominating much of the play as Thame sat back on their first half lead they always looked dangerous on the break and added a second ten minutes in to the second half. Reading became increasing frustrated but never gave up as they have the growing confidence you get when you have a winning side that regulatory wins.

Good use of the three subs saw Reading pull a goal back with 7 minutes left on the clock. A good strike on the turn from Otto Thompson from near the edge of the D shot past an exceptionally good keeper who was having a good day, until then. This set the game up for an exciting finale and the clock counted down. Rascals won a short corner just as the final whistle went and a tense play was set. The ball was stopped by midfield dynamo Mark Chapman and passed left to Otto Thompson who confidently struck the ball in to the corner of the goal. A proud moment for his dad who has scored a few similar in his playing days! The Rascals celebrated the goal like they had just won and the opposition looked crestfallen.

So still all to play for with 7 games left in the season.

Team: Thurlbourne, Cook, Chapman H, Withers P, Reed M, Reed S, OHagan, Welsh N, Chapman M, Thompson O, Ellwood, Sayer O, Wright C, Wright M. Coach Sayer J.

Thank you to both umpires Liz Spencer and Rob Thompson.

Final Score: 2 - 2

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League round up

Other Division 8 West results

Oxford 8
Oxford Hawks 7
Oxford 9
Wallingford 4
Wallingford 5


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