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Royston Town

2

Stratford Town

2
Evostik League South Saturday 18 August @ 3:00 pm Garden Walk

Royston were left looking for their first win of the season as Stratford came from behind to deservedly gain a share of the spoils.

The first half was a dour affair that was largely forgettable with the exception of the goal that gave Stratford the lead. Picking up the ball 30 yards from goal, Bradley Malden-Jones was able to move forward unchallenged, before curling a peach of a shot past the outstretched reach of home goalkeeper Will Appleyard.

Royston started the second half more brightly and equalised somewhat fortuitously in the 50th minute. James Potton managed to get through to the byline and saw his cutback deflected into his own goal by away skipper James Fry.

Stratford almost regained the lead immediately as Nabil Shariff saw his shot cleared off the line but it was Royston who did take the lead in the 56th minute. Rohdell Gordon slipped the ball through for Chris Assombalonga to slot past the keeper.

Stratford would not lie down though and deservedly got an equaliser when Will Grocott’s cross was headed in by Michael Taylor with 8 minutes to go.

Royston struggled to get their fluency back from the opening 25 minutes of the second half and it was Stratford who looked the more likely to snatch a winner, but ultimately both teams had to settle for a point.

1-Appleyard, 2-Ellesley (16-Scott-Morriss 46), 3-Dhillon, 4-Thomas, 5-Murray, 6-Brathwaite ©, 7-Bola (14-Castiglione 69), 8-Powell, 9 Assombalonga (12-Bell 69), 10-Potton, 11-Gordon

Unused subs – 15-Martin, GK-Smart

MOM – Rhodell Gordon

Attendance – 201

ROYSTON TOWN

 

STRATFORD TOWN

3

EFFORTS ON TARGET

4

4

EFFORTS OFF TARGET

4

2

BLOCKED SHOTS

3

9

FREE KICKS AWARDED

14

0

CORNERS 7

1

YELLOW CARDS

1

0 RED CARDS

0

Royston Town 2 - 2 Stratford Town

  • Saturday 18 August 2018 @ 3:00 pm
  • Evostik League South 
  • Garden Walk
  • Attendance: 201
  • Referee: Stephen Bates
GLS
12 Gus Scott-Morriss Callum Ellesley
13 Bradley Bell Vance Bola
14 Josh Castiglione Chris Assombalonga
15 Harry Smart
16 Ben Martin
3
Played
0
Won
2
Drawn
1
Lost

Previous meetings

18 Aug 18 3:00 pm League Royston Town v Stratford Town 2 - 2
21 Oct 17 3:00 pm League Stratford Town v Royston Town 1 - 1
12 Aug 17 3:00 pm League Royston Town v Stratford Town 1 - 2