Thursday 19th August 2010
Worksop Town Under 19's (2) 3 v Maltby Main Under 19's (0) 4
Pre season friendly at Manton Athletic club
No photographs tonight, no way was I getting my new camera out in that sort of weather.
A completely different scenario this time, but for the second night in a row I saw Maltby Main come from behind to win 4-3 again tonight in the pouring rain at Manton.
The Tigers Under 19's were ahead inside the first minute when Jack Morley netted from a penalty conceded by the visitors goalkeeper.
Matthew Cooley cleverly lobbed the keeper on 25 minutes to score a goal that Fernando Torres would have been proud of, he's had a productive pre season but this is the one and only time I'm going to let him have any input into writing match reports.
On 52 minutes Josh Sweetnam got the final touch on a good move and headed home Worksop's third goal.
From then on in the visitors showed remarkable resilience and a real never say die attitude.
And on a miserable rainy night with darkness drawing in, they overhauled the Tigers three goal winning margin and scored four times in the second half to win this well contested friendly.
Credit where it is due, many teams would've given it up as a lost cause at 3-0 but Maltby kept going until the final whistle.
The Tigers Under 19's will have learnt a few valuable lessons tonight and that is what these pre-season friendly trial matches are all about.