Penn & Tylers Green ( A) 3 Prestwood 2
Penn turn game to make it won two - lost two
Penn & Tylers Green (A) team picked up their second league win on Saturday after a hard fought scrap against Prestwood. Penn started the game well and set the early pace with a couple of half chances in the first five minutes. It was Prestwood though who got the first goal of the game after the referee waved play on after a clear offside and from the resulting move, Prestwood took advantage of their let off and scored courtesy of an unlucky Rob Chappell own goal after a deflection bounced up and hit him in the face leaving the excellent Jamie Childs stranded. Penn & Tylers Green (A) didnâ€™t let this get to them and immediately got the equaliser after a driven Nick Williams corner was met by Neil Jamesâ€™ head at the near post. Prestwood had further chances and if it hadnâ€™t been for Childs in the Penn & Tylers Green (A) goal, would have been out of sight. They did however get a deserved second before half time. The striker was allowed too much time and space and he used this to his advantage working his way into the box and firing home into the bottom left hand corner.
After a few words at half time, Penn & Tylers Green (A) came out much the better team in the second half. They pressed from the off and allowed Prestwood less time on the ball and seemed to find themselves an extra second on the ball. The only thing that wouldnâ€™t come was the goal with chances from Ricky Wood and Gavin Groves going begging. The introduction of Karl Chadwick for Neil James with half an hour to go gave Penn & Tylers Green (A) a fresh outlet up front and gave Penn & Tylers Green (A) the extra edge that they needed. Eventually the equaliser came after a brilliant solo effort from Ricky Wood. First, he forced the keeper into a diving save from 25 yards out and then followed in on his own shot (showing his pace!) to finish from a tight angle. Penn & Tylers Green (A) werenâ€™t content with a point and got what turned out to be the winner when a pinpoint cross that Gavin Groves met 8 yards out and finished with a neat half volley. Penn & Tylers Green (A) rode their luck in the final few minutes when Man of the Match Jamie Childs made an excellent save from which Nick Williams cleared the rebound off the line.
All in all it was a much improved second half from Penn & Tylers Green (A) and in the end a deserved three points which stands us in good stead for next weekâ€™s game against Hambleden.
Match Report by Conor Latta