Abbey Battle a draw against Staines Town
Abbey Go ahead and battle to a good draw
Our second meeting of Staines Town was set to be a thrilling game. Abbey not having played a competitive match in more than a month would prove to be challenging and with 3 players out for the game, we were against a strong team who battle hard.
Staines went ahead in the first half after a battle in the box where we struggled to relieve the pressure but a goal taken very well. The boys came out fighting and Joseph, with a superb strike, chipping the keeper to bring us level. The midfield was strong with Jojo in the center and the game was dominated in the midfield where we kept Staines out of our area and dominated the game. Salvi added a second goal with some great play seeing the move built up from the back where Bryce had a superb game controlling the game, from the defense into midfield, a beautiful ball played through to Salvi who finished it with great composure.
The second half brought more fantastic play and it was great to see the team moving the ball around very well.
Staines continued to pile on the pressure and added a further 2 goals in the second half to go 3-2 ahead with about 5 minutes of the game left.
The Abbey boys never lost their grit and kept piling the pressure on having shot after shot and finally with about 2 minutes to go, Joseph slotted another great goal away to secure a 3-3 draw.
This sees our boys now placed in 4th in the league in a strong position to challenge for a top 3 finish this season.
A great game to watch, a great performance from the team and fantastic football from both sides.