Late winner proves a bitter pill to swallow
Faversham Strike Force
Faversham Strike Force suffered a final-minute “sucker punch” as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Bexley in their Kent County League, Premier Division clash on Saturday.
The hosts started well at Sittingbourne Community College and created the better chances as they took a deserved lead into half-time.
Tom Barton will claim the goal but Kane Taylor’s fine ball into the area needed only the slightest of touches to find the corner.
A more experienced visiting side was getting increasingly frustrated with their tenacious opponents but the Strike Force youngsters kept their heads admirably in a highly-charged first half. Bexley hit back 10 minutes into the second half to draw level, prompting the hosts to dig in for what would have been a well-earned point.
It proved to be a heart-breaking conclusion for Gary Axford’s men, however, as Bexley broke on the counter-attack and found a 90th- minute winner with a deflected shot.
Manager Axford said: “The winner was a real sucker punch and the boys didn’t deserve to come out from that match with nothing to show.
“It was another learning experience for them but I’m sure they will be feeling hard done by.”
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