Rosendale were desperately unlucky to lose a 5 goal thriller after Hitherfield scored twice in the dying minutes to take the glory. Rosendale went 1 down midway through a very even first half and went in to the interval still trailing, though Josh twice came close to equalising. However we started the second half with some inspired play, marshalled very ably by Ted and Billy in the midfield and the possession soon paid off as Billy scored with a supremely place shot into the left hand corner. Rosendale were greatly lifted by the levelling of scores and raised their game accordingly and ten minutes later, Ted accurately netted a low shot to put us into the lead. It all seemed to be going our way until disaster struck and Hitherfield scored a late equaliser and even later winner. Billy F pulled off a remarkably good fingertip save to his left to deny Hitherfield from the penalty spot but unfortunately we were unable to find a late equaliser or winner of our own.
Well done today boys, you can hold your heads high in the knowledge that you gave your best and showed great determination to come back from a goal behind.
The team: Josh (captain), Billy Foxwell, Kai, Troy, Charlie Hill, Zai, Kobby, Ted, Billy O’Reilly, Seth, Charlie Cranston