Buckhurst Hill vs Loughton FC 9th November 2014 Kick off 2.15pm
With fixture list being free this week Buckhurst Hill are entertaining Loughton FC in a friendly encounter. Not much is known of the Loughton team so it could prove to be a tricky test for the boys.
Loughton FC kick off
Buckhurst Hill settle quickly and create a couple of good openings. First Stalick collects a ball that crosses the area and scores, but it is flagged off side. Then Mckeever gets some space and shoots and the keeper saves.
16Mins Goal 0-1: The away side takes the lead. A great ball is drilled across the 6-yard box and the unfortunate Bell running back towards goal, clips it pass Rawlings in the goal.
24Mins Goal 1-1: Buckhurst Hill get a free kick and Laycock flights a beauty into the roof of the net with the keeper grasping at air.
29Mins Goal 2-1: Lord gets his goal, he races into the area and with the keeper rushing out dinks it past him with the outside of his boot.
The first half draw to a close and Buckhurst Hill just about have their noses in front, but with the influential Ashman going off injured it is going to be a tough second half.
Buckhurst Hill kick off
Buckhurst Hill start brightly and the pacey Lord races down the wing and puts a great low cross in but no Buckhurst Hill player can get the vital touch.
3mins Goal 2-2: Some good wing work sees the ball cross the edge of the area and a player running in on goal thumps it into the far corner and Rawlings cant get his feet set quick enough and it crashes into the net.
He might not be on the score sheet yet but Spencer is working hard and nearly sees his hard work pay off as he races in on goal beets the keeper but sees his goal bound effort cleared off the line.
14Mins Goal 2-3: The away side takes the lead as ball is driven home and Rawlings can do nothing to stop it.
Loughton are on the front foot and Buckhurst Hill are struggling with there passing, and keep surrendering possession too easily.
25Mins Goal 3-3: They might not be playing great but they have some fight in them as Buckhurst hill draw level. Spencer chases down a through ball and the on rushing keeper spills the ball in the challenge and Laycock following up chips the ball into the open net.
A controversial decision. Loughton score the linesman flags for offside but the referee awards the goal, as the ball is kicked back to the center circle to restart the game. The referee and linesman discuss the decision and the offside decision is given and the goal chalked off.
31Mins Goal 4-3: Lord grabs his second as a through ball is collected and as the keeper comes out he smashes it past him.
The final whistle blows and a mighty struggle comes to an end. They didn’t play great but somehow come out winners. A gutsy performance and a better performance is required next week as Buckhurst Hill entertain Millwall Albion in the league.
Result FT 4-3
Laycock x 2, Lord x 2