Thursday, February 22
Royston, Hertfordshire
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First Team

Royston Town

2

Rushall Olympic

3
Southern League 28/08/2021 @ 3:00 pm Garden Walk

A last-gasp Rushall Olympic winner broke Royston hearts as their spirited second-half comeback was all to no avail.

Ultimately it was a poor first-half performance that cost the Crows, as the Pics took full advantage of their lacklustre performance. From the start, it was Rushall who forced the pace, and they were rewarded with an early goal, as Alex Moore fired in a loose ball, a slight deflection taking it away from Joe Welch in the home goal.

The lead was doubled in the 33rd minute as Daniel Glover confidently rounded Welch to roll the ball into an empty net following good work from Rakeem Reid. On the stroke of half time Reid thought he had added a third, but a foul in the build-up tempered his delight.

Royston greatly improved in the second half and got themselves almost immediately back in the game, as following a neat one-two with Matt Bateman, Brandon Adams stinging low drive evaded the grasp of Pics keeper Thomas Palmer.

It was Adams again who grabbed the equaliser, just 5 minutes from time, as he latched onto a Bateman flick and again finished low in the bottom corner, leaving the home crowd thinking they had grabbed a point. However, Rushall had other ideas, as a deep 90th-minute corner was headed back across goal by Sam Whittall and Simeon Cobourne was on hand to stab home. Despite the home sides protests that he was in an offside position, the goal stood and it was the Pics who claimed the 3 points.

 

Royston: 1-Welch, 7-Titchmarsh, 14-Brighton, 20-Newton (12-Murray M 40), 5-Murray A ©, 2-Asafu-Adjaye, 19-Mentis, 16-Rotimi (17-Williams 40), 15-Brown (11-Galliford 80), 9-Adams, 10-Bateman

Unused: 17-Towner, 4-Bridges

MOM: Brandon Adams

ROYSTON TOWN RUSHALL OLYMPIC
3 EFFORTS ON TARGET 6
7 EFFORTS OFF TARGET 3
6 BLOCKED SHOTS 1
18 FREE KICKS AWARDED 12
2 CORNERS 4
2 YELLOW CARDS 1
0 RED CARDS 0

 

Royston Town 2 - 3 Rushall Olympic

  • Saturday 28 August 2021 @ 3:00 pm
  • Southern League 
  • Garden Walk
GLS
12 Josh Williams Isa Rotimi
13 Makai Murray Dan Newton
14 Isaac Galliford Freddie Brown
15 Scott Bridges
16 Ryan Towner
9
Played
6
Won
1
Drawn
2
Lost

Previous meetings

25 Aug 18 3:00 pm League Rushall Olympic v Royston Town 0 - 3
20 Apr 19 3:00 pm League Royston Town v Rushall Olympic 1 - 3
31 Aug 19 3:00 pm League Royston Town v Rushall Olympic 2 - 1
01 Feb 20 3:00 pm League Rushall Olympic v Royston Town 1 - 3
28 Aug 21 3:00 pm League Royston Town v Rushall Olympic 2 - 3
22 Feb 22 7:45 pm League Cup Royston Town v Rushall Olympic 3 - 3
16 Apr 22 3:00 pm League Rushall Olympic v Royston Town 0 - 1
24 Sep 22 3:00 pm League Rushall Olympic v Royston Town 2 - 3
11 Feb 23 3:00 pm League Royston Town v Rushall Olympic 2 - 1