Goalie sees red but Corries hold on to the win

Wednesday 16th March 2016 2:42 pm
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Brecon Corries 3 Pontlottyn FC 2.

DESPITE squandering a two goal lead, losing their Goalkeeper to a red card and having a penalty saved, the Corries battled hard to beat league high flyers Pontlottyn 3-2.

In an entertaining first half it was the Corries that played the better football and were 2-0 up within half an hour. Man of the match, Jack Evans, opened the scoring from close range before Gav Perry doubled the score with a cool finish.

The second half saw Pontlottyn dominate the early exchanges and pulled a goal back soon after. Despite pushing for an equaliser, Pontlottyn gave away a cheap penalty when Paul Keddle was brought down in the area.

The spot-kick was given to Gareth Aplin to take but unfortunately his effort was easily saved. As is all too common in football, games are often turned on big moments like missed penalties and this game was a case in point.

Just minutes later Pontlottyn marched up the pitch and made it 2-2. To add insult to injury they were one on one with the Corries keeper to make it 3-2 just minutes later but the Pontlottyn forward was taken down outside the area by keeper, Stephen Price, who was duly shown a red card.

Down to 10 men and now under the cosh the Corries battled hard to stem the Pontlottyn attack but some remarkable goal keeping and defensive organisation by stand-in keeper, Brian Keddle, kept the scores level.

Reward for their hard work soon came as Paul Keddle was once again brought down in the area and this time Keddle took the penalty responsibility and blasted home the winner.

Corries Manager, Damien Daniels: "The lads showed today what we’re all about; determined, hard working and playing with confidence. It was disappointing to lose ’Becksy’ in goal but full credit to Brian Keddle who stepped in did a great job in keeping us in the game."

Corries Chairman, Baz Jones: "A tough game for us today but I’m delighted to have seen the boys dig deep and battle through to claim the three points. I’m now looking forward to our next game. With Paul Keddle in such great goal scoring form I’m confident of another Corries win."

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