The Goal Sports Giants have been left wondering just how they’ve messed up tonight’s 3 point haul, with only one point bagged this evening, as a 10 man Eastway Earthquakes made their way back to the big city with a share of the spoils.
The Giants had 4, yes 4, goals disallowed for offside, with the biggest controversial call seeing Mike Greymar goal tuck in the 82 minute only to be flagged with an Earthquake guy actually on the line!!!
It was the away side that shocked the hosts on 20 minutes after a long ball and a jinky run evaded a couple of Giants challenges and the away baddy smashed in from just inside Pwillys 18 yard danger zone to give his side the lead.
3 offside calls went against the home side in the early exchanges and maybe the less said about them the better…..
There was a whole host of Purples chances and efforts on Goal as the 2nd Super League C placed side piled on the pressure in search of an equalization strike.
First Period– Neil v 1
An introduction of Kieran Le’Friett came at the break with the Frenchman sitting out the last few ties with a tight calf and our foreign star was thrust straight in to the front line with the strict instructions to kick it in real good.
Plumpton and Stubbings combined in the centre on 80 and Le’Friett was released with a through ball towards the Earthquakes goal.
Not even the onrushing Woody could prevent the rapido Le’Friett as he knocked it around the once upon a time team mate and finished in to an empty net. The goal was a loooooong time coming but it was finally here.
The Earthquakes were pretty pooped, and rightly so as they had worked extremely hard for one another with their numerical disadvantage taking its toll and the Giants sensed their opponents were on the ropes and went for the jugular.
A scramble in the Earthquakes penno box was next up and subshack entry Greymar wheeled away in jubilation after hammering home from close range when suddenly the major piece of controversy came and went as the Eastway lino had an erection of his flag. The home fans could not believe it, and neither could the players!
Stubbings, Brown, Le’Friett, Friend all went incredibly close to a winner on numerous occasions late doors but it would be Plumpton that saw his name in lights with the last kick of the game.
A regulation save from the Eastway stopper from Stubbings at close quarters somehow spilled from the goal denyers gloves and Plumpton was first to react with a swinging left duke.
The ball hurtled upwards and crashed off the horizontal white beam from 2 yards, the lights went out there and then as the whistle lord gave the signal for the final hooter to be hooted.
The points were shared and the boys in Purple will be left real sad as a meagre point when the full whack should have been bagged.
Up next for the Giants sees a visit to the Hunmanby Hornets and the world famous – Hornets Nest. 6.15ko on Wednesday evening as they take their promotion charge to another unvisited season venue.
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