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Ardingly (Home) - Division 2
Result: 0 - 2 (Lost)

A tale of two halves... pretty poor game as both sides clearly rusty but we made all the running first half but failed to take our chances. Campo missed a couple of 1v1's, Irvine was denied by a superb save by their keeper and Mugs contrived to head over from about 4 yards when surely scoring was easier!!! 2nd half was more even to start with but the turning point game when Walsh went through and rounded the keeper. Their Lino (manager) then ruled the goal offside despite being about 10 yards behind the play and told us after the game it was clearly onside!!

Ardingly were much the better side in the last half hour though and scored a nice goal on the counter on 70 minutes. Ellison produced several top saves to keep it at 1-0 but a well worked 1-2 on the edge of the box put in their midfielder for 2-0 on 85mins. Disappointing end to the game but we were punished for not taking our first half chances. MoM for us went to Steve Shaldoum who slotted straight back in after a 3 month injury layoff, dominating at the back.