Honours even as Asfordby and Holwell Reserves play out draw

Rivals can't be separated at Hoby Road...

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 9:38 am
Updated Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 9:40 am
Brandon Hands scored for Asfordby.

Asfordby and Holwell Reserves played out a 1-1 draw at Hoby Road on Tuesday night.

Both teams started well with possession changing hands, the two rivals figuring each other out.

Linford Harris and Brandon Hands linked up well to give Hands a chance at goal that Lewis Spencer was equal to.

Linford Harris on the ball.

Holwell skipper Harry Forfar was then forced off injured with Adam Wright replacing him.

Hands then picked the ball up 40 yards out, pushing the defence back before hitting a sweet shot into the Holwell goal to give Asfordby the lead.

Duncan Simpson, in the Asfordby goal, was called into action before the break pushing away a good shot for a corner.

The second half started much the same as the first one had with both teams exchanging possession.

Holwell pushed hard at the Asfordby defence, but it stood strong until an attacker was brought down by keeper Simpson for a penalty.

The penalty was dutifully dispatched into the bottom right corner by Shaun Smith for the equaliser.

Asfordby defender Danny Hulett was then sent off 25 minutes before the end for arguing with the referee.

Asfordby reorganised well and kept the Holwell attacks at bay, pushing back themselves towards the end of the game.

The best chance fell to Tom Atherley, whose deflected shot nicked the outside of the post two minutes before the end.

A draw was a fair result with both teams relatively happy at the end.

Asfordby’s Development side lost out 2-1 to CK Dons on Saturday afternoon with the deciding goal also being a penalty.

It was a huge disappointment for the team who had done enough to earn a draw against an experienced side.

Asfordby’s U12 Predators went through to the next round of the cup with a 2-1 win while the U15 Foxes beat AFC Andrews by a single goal on Sunday morning.

Both the U14 Eagles and Falcons lost out by a single goal in very entertaining games.