HONOURS EVEN IN SIX-GOAL THRILLER
White Tigers share the spoils...
THE WHITE Tigers shared the spoils in a 3-3 draw with Weston super Mare at Treyew Road.
It was the visitors who create the first opening early on but we went the closest when new-boy, Michael Herve rattled the woodwork with just five minutes on the clock.
There was a good save from Rivers to deny Hill but it wasn’t long before he was beaten when Phipps curled a free-kick beyond the reach of the ‘keeper to give the visitors the lead.
With their tails up, Jackson went close with a deft header from a free-kick but we managed to ride the storm when a corner found the head of Connor Riley-Lowe with Jamie Richards possibly getting a touch as the ball found its way into the net.
The pendulum then started to swing in our favour as the lively Herve went close whilst a free-kick from Riley-Lowe was headed just wide by Richards.
We got our noses in front when a corner wasn’t properly cleared and Herve was presented with an opportunity which he grabbed with both hands.
Our lead lasted barely three minutes before Myrie-Williams slotted the ball home with just a couple of minutes to go until the interval.
We were able to regain our lead with the first attack of the second half as Herve applied the finish for his second goal of the afternoon on his debut.
Again we were not able to hold on to the lead for too long as Phipps and Harrison combined well for Myrie-Williams to beat Rivers and make it 3-3.
There was still half-an-hour to go and we’d already had six goals. Phipps went close from distance for the visitors whilst Rivers saved with his feet to deny Jackson.
Rivers did well again to thwart Gethyn whilst Harvey went close at the other end as the closing stages saw both sides search for a winner but it was not to be as honours ended even.
WHITE TIGERS: Rivers, Thompson, Riley-Lowe, Grimes, Richards, Rowthorn, Herve (Booth 78), Battle (L. Rooney 70), Hurst, Harvey, Lewington. Subs not used: Keats, Bentley, Palfrey.
GOAL(S): Riley-Lowe, Herve (2).
PHOTO: Josh Miller.