Goodwick win tale of two halves
10:20am Thursday 27th September 2012 in Sport
Pennar Robins 3
Goodwick United 5
Incredibly Goodwick United staged a tremendous second-half fightback after three nil down they claimed an unlikely 5-3 victory over stunned Pennar Robins.
Robins boss Jimmy Probert admitted: “We had a weak defence that ran out of steam. Luke Phillips was outstanding and they awarded a penalty that should never have been given.”
“We were poor in the first half, but we showed plenty of character to come back and win easily,” said Good player/boss Steve Blackford.
The Robins raced into a three-nil interval lead thanks to a brace from Phil Thompson and low drive from Nathan Patterson.
However, the visitors got back into the match with a controversial penalty that was despatched by Tom Jones and other goals quickly followed from Rhys Dalling (2) and Steve Evans.
But the best goal of the match was saved till last when Jamie Evans struck a 35-yard piledriver past Stuart James to secure victory from the jaws of defeat.
Pennar Robins: Stuart James, Carl John, Dean Driscoll, Nathan Hughes, Luke Phillips, Sam Southcott, Mikey Powell, Ben Nicholas, Nathan Patterson, Craig George, Phil Thompson. Subs: Wayne Brunton, Jimmy Probert, Ray Groves.
Goodwick United squad : Carl Woodhouse, Darren Devonald, Wayne O’Sullivan, Anthony Couzens, Steve Blackford, Jonny Horgan, TomJones, James Evans, Niall Kinsella, Rhys Dalling, Lee Burrows, Stephen Evans, James Dean, Aled Rees.
Referee : Alan Boswell