TERRIERS COME FROM BEHIND TO TAKE THE POINTS
With a large crowd in attendance for the Hatto family fun day the Terriers looked to take another step closer to securing another league title. As the East Gosford Rams looked to spoil the party and they got off to the perfect start after putting pressure on the terriers defence leading to an early own goal giving the visitors the lead.
As the Terriers looked to get a claw hold back on the game they were rewarded when veteran marksman Tim Knight had the ball cut back to him on the edge of the and dispatched it into the top corner to level the scores and bring his season tally to 9.
The second half provided a real battle for both teams with much of the play coming in the middle section of the pitch with not many chances being created. This led coach Chris Ackerley to turn to his bench looking to provide some attacking spark and he did just that with young striker Declan Ackerley coming on and winning a penalty for his side. In a repeat of last weeks heroics Harry Fountain stepped up to the spot and just as he did last week, keeping his cool and found the back of the net to give his side the advantage and the match winner.
Reserve grade continued with their rich run of form, getting off to a flying start to the game scoring three goals in the opening stanza, thanks to two brilliant finishes from Seth Hedley and Lachie Mackett and some good individual work from Declan Ackerley who saw his cross turned in across the line. The hosts continued to push on in the second half where they managed to score another goal just after the break but were disappointed not to keep a clean sheet when East Gosford managed to pull one back late on into the game.
Third Grade, looked to bounce back into the winners circle this week after being defeated last time out. Not getting off to the greatest of starts and conceding an early goal saw the terriers go behind but creating lots of chances. Luck would turn the way of the Terriers mid-way through the second half with the constant pressure turning into reward for the Terriers when substitute striker Pat Bull plucked the ball out of the sky, hitting it on the volley back over the keeper’s head from the halfway line. With a late flourish of opportunities the Terriers weren’t able to get the elusive go-ahead goal, having to settle for a share of the points.
FIRST GRADE: 2-1 (KNIGHT, FOUNTAIN)
RESERVE GRADE: 4-1 (S.HEDLEY, MACKETT, O.G, DRIENE)
THRID GRADE: 1-1 (BULL)