Home league match played on 27 September 2009.
Kicked off at 10:30 AM


FROLESWORTH UNITED couldn’t give manager Ben Harris and injured striker Jordan Halford the perfect send off to Nottingham and Brighton respectively, as they were forced to share the spoils with local rivals Trinity Old Boys in an eight-goal thriller at the Warren.

The Rabbits made it seven points from a possible twelve and ensured they matched last season’s tally in just four league games, despite surrendering a two-goal half time lead.

Talismanic midfielder Jake Pantony gave the home side the lead after just 16 minutes, as Frolesworth opened the scoring for the fourth successive fixture. Hard work from wide man Matt Errington enabled midfielder Pantony to slot home with a cultural finish on his weaker foot after capitalising on a poor clearance.

However, United were pegged back just six minutes later when defender Jack Boulton failed to clear and the visitors hauled themselves level.

Frolesworth then continued to self-destruct just before the half hour mark, when Daniel Carvin appeared too eager to start a counter-attack and his throw to Jack Rudman was intercepted to give Old Boys an undeserved lead.

Pantony, however, effervescent in the middle of the park took his side by the scruff of the neck and alongside captain Joe Cook gave his side a much-needed reprisal.

The captain bagged his first of a six-minute double salvo to give the Clarets the lead, when Pantony picked the ball up just inside his own half, before setting Cook free after a delicate nutmeg and the skipper notched his third of the season by firing into far corner. 

Cook wasn’t content though and after more Pantony magic, he volleyed into the ground and the ball looped into the stanchion to make it 3-2.

Jack Sutherland, making his first start of the season at the expense of Eddie Glaister, then sent Frolly into the dressing room with a two-goal cushion after he nicked the ball on the edge of the box and the former Iron man converted with his right foot.

Harris instructed his side to go in search of the killer goal after Pantony and Miles Splevings had both tested this visiting keeper in the dying moments of the first half, but it was Trinity who drew first blood in the second period.

Matt Pell conceded a free kick and it was game on when more slack set piece marking allowed Old Boys to tap home at the far post.

Frolesworth appeared to stutter in the closing stages and with fifteen minutes to play it was all-square. The visitors carved United open with some incise passing before a stranded Carvin saw the ball loop over him into the empty net.

Both sides pressed for a winner, with Carvin making a smart save to his right deep into stoppage time and Frolesworth protested the referee whistling for full-time when Splevings looked as though he would race towards an open goal.

But the two rivals would have to settle for a point apiece and Frolesworth remain unbeaten in three games heading into their next game against in-from Sparta Moshdock in a fortnight.

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