Chopbacks bow out of first cup competition

Robertsbridge Junior Cup
Quarter Final

South Coast Athletico – 0

Mountfield United – 1

Despite the majority of matches being postponed this weekend due to high winds and wet weather South Coast Athletico was able to play their game this weekend at home to Mountfield United due to having a 3G surface to play on.

Conditions were not great and within ten minutes three balls had already been lost due to gale force winds.

And the wind would play a major part in the tenth minute after a ballooned shot went up high in the air and the wind took the ball back towards goal catching Ben Tate off guard and falling into the net in the most freakish of circumstances.

Both teams struggled to put any type of genuine attacks together before half time.

The second half saw no change in conditions or play and the Chopbacks struggled to put together any meaningful attacks, being reduced to half chances from the edge of the box.

JJ Beaumont and Ryan Fuller both came close to equalising late on but were denied by the keeper.

A rare flat performance by the team against a side that had a game plan to defend and did it very well although the Chopbacks will wonder just how they had managed to lose the game despite the conditions.

The dream of a quadruple – league and three cups – is over, the team will get back to basics at training and look to not make the same mistakes in the remaining competitions.

Man of the Match was Charley Adams.

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