Penalty decides nine-goal thriller

Snooker centre 2nds Paul Grainger scores with this shot v Foresters Ath 2nds
Snooker centre 2nds Paul Grainger scores with this shot v Foresters Ath 2nds

Bridlington Snooker Centre 2nds 5

Forester Athletic 2nds 4

Simon Wright had a golden chance to equalise for Forester, but after breaking clear his shot missed the target.

After missing a couple of chances of their own, Snooker then scored their second, a 30-yard free kick that Sam Sutcliffe thunderbolted into the top corner of the net.

Then the game was totally turned on its head as Snooker Centre switched off and conceded three times before the interval.

Good attacking play down the right wing led to Sam Wragg pulling a goal back from the edge of the area.

Buoyed by the strike, Foresters started to dictate play and another good passing move resulted in Joel Rollinson finding an equaliser.

The turnaround was complete when captain Wragg turned the ball into the net.

Some very harsh words at half time kicked Snooker Centre into action, who immediately scored from their first attack, with Ricki Scott-Cook taking a ball down and sliding it through the defence for Casey Rudd to finish into the bottom corner.

No sooner had the game become level then another soft goal was conceded by Snooker, this time Paul Preen benefiting.

Paul Grainger had Snooker back level yet again when he finished on the half-volley from a Scott-Cook pass.

As they were looking for the winner, two senior players in the Snooker team had a moment of madness nearly coming to blows on the pitch, resulting in both players being subbed.

This seemed to galvanise the team, as they made chance after chance. Finally the break through came when a Snooker Centre forward made sure the ref saw a foul on him in the box, the spot kick saw Sutcliffe double his tally and give Snooker the win

Snooker Centre: Man of the match: Julian Morris

Referee’s man of the match: Sam Sutcliffe

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Forester Athletic: Referee’s man of the match: Joel Rollinson

Manager’s men of the match: Andrew Watts and Darren Stockdale

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