Sprosen goal keeps up Town’s top start

Whit­stable Town

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Football -

A late goal by Louis Sprosen de­cided Whit­stable’s Bank Hol­i­day clash with Shep­pey United and made it three wins from three in South­ern Coun­ties East League, Pre­mier Divi­sion. The game be­gan brightly, de­spite start­ing half an hour late due to traf­fic de­lays. The vis­i­tors were re­duced to 10 men af­ter just 18 min­utes when Remell Davis re­ceived a straight red card af­ter an off-the­ball tan­gle. Shep­pey keeper Adam High­sted pulled off a se­ries of fine saves, while Dan Ea­son, in the home goal, only had one save to make. Shep­pey did have the ball in the net on the stroke of half-time but the of­fi­cials spot­ted a hand­ball. Whit­stable failed to make the most of their nu­mer­i­cal ad­van­tage for much of the sec­ond half but some late pres­sure fi­nally brought the de­ci­sive goal when an in­swing­ing free-kick by Sprosen was missed by ev­ery­one and nes­tled in the far cor­ner of the net. The Oys­ter­men had claimed all three points fol­low­ing a work­man­like per­for­mance that earned a 2-1 win at Star Meadow on Satur­day. Hosts Hol­lands & Blair showed the neater ap­proach play in the first half, although Whit­stable had a cou­ple of good early chances and some sloppy play by the home side led to a penalty that was scored by Harry Goodger just be­fore half-time. A well-taken goal by Tom Bryant early in the sec­ond half ap­peared to de­flate the hosts and Whit­stable were in con­trol un­til a James Mcdon­ald headed goal for Blair led to a ner­vous last 10 min­utes.

Pic­ture: Les Biggs

Shep­pey (blue) close down Whit­stable

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.