Match Report: Courtesy of Jed Martins – Goalkeeper
Suffering a heavy defeat the previous week vs Z. Town United, it was important for London Town to bounce back with a positive performance against title chasers, Notting Hill.
Town got off to a good start creating two good goal scoring opportunities, only for the Notting hill keeper to being equal to towns efforts. Despite the pressure, Notting Hill took the lead and then, before too long made it 2-0. Would town implode two weeks in a row?
New signing from serie C, Cosimo, did the Italian job and pulled one back for London Town shortly before the break, with a well-taken right footed finish.
Notting Hill restored their two-goal advantage shortly after but London Town fought back to 3-2 as prolific striker Rory continued to add to his season’s tally scoring a beautiful finish under the keeper to set up a tense final third.
Town took charge of the game and the bombardment of the opponent’s goal finally paid off when a superb ball from Cosimo was expertly headed home by our Hungarian hero Gergo, making it 3-3.
From the kickoff, Centre Back, Tony channelled his inner Sergio Ramos, when he was given his marching orders for pulling back the Notting Hill striker when one on one with the keeper. Presenting them with a free-kick in a promising position, with around 10 minutes to play.
The free-kick was missed and the next attack from Notting Hill lead to a penalty box scramble, involving some good blocks, a clearance off the line and a couple of decent saves.
Despite this drama, London Town managed to hold out and gained what could prove to be an invaluable draw. To have managed to gain a draw in the latter stages of the match and then deal with the setback of being a man light and sustained pressure, it should be said that London Town showed good character to take into their next match.
Man of the Match: Cosimo Brunneti