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|Monday 30 August 2004||Ryman League
|Richard Murrill reports from Westbourne Stadium|
|Folkestone Invicta||2||Dryden 25, Guest 90|
|Windsor & Eton||2||Cook 18, Holsgrove 52|
Folkestone's special Guest
dramatic injury time equaliser from John Guest saved the day for Folkestone
Invicta as they drew 2-2 at home to second-placed Windsor & Eton at the
Westbourne Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon.
got the final touch in a crowded goal mouth four minutes into stoppage time when
fellow centre half Adam Flanagan headed the ball down after captain Mark Munday
had dinked it in from the left hand side.
last ditch equaliser came just moments after Windsor striker Peter Holsgrove had
been sent off for a needless challenge into the back of Guest as the Invicta
defender headed the ball clear on the half way line.
thus went from hero to zero as he had earlier put the visitors 2-1 ahead after
51 minutes for what had looked like being the winning goal.
had earlier opened the scoring through Lewis Cook after 17 minutes, but James
Dryden headed Invicta level seven minutes later.
team news was good for Invicta as strikers Simon Glover and John Ayling were
both unexpectedly passed fit, with
captain Scott Lindsey (ankle) the only absentee.
Gomis fired over for Windsor from the edge of the penalty area in the third
the visitors went ahead when COOK cut in from the right hand side and hit a low
shot inside goalkeeper Tony Kessell’s near post.
Invicta were level with a great goal after 24 minutes when top goalscorer DRYDEN
leapt to head the ball into the bottom corner of the net when Paul Lamb played
an inviting ball in from the left hand side.
were close again after 40 minutes when Glover lashed the ball into the side
netting from the left hand side when goalkeeper Chuck Martini could not hold an
Ayling was making one last appearance for Invicta before setting off to America
to embark in a scholarship in New England following 68 starting appearances for
the Folkestone side and a further 120 as a substitute.
played Ayling in down the left after 50 minutes, but the ball was cleared for a
corner when cut back to the in-coming Glover.
regained their lead a minute later when HOLSGROVE hit a speculative shot from
outside the penalty area on the right hand side which first hit the far post and
then the crossbar before crossing the line.
then made a saving tackle on Tony Reid when Gomis slid the ball through after 53
responded and Guest shot against the crossbar from close range when Dryden
nodded a Lamb corner from the right onto the far post after 54 minutes.
then hit a low shot wide in the 57th minute after skipping past two
goalkeeper Martini then made a great save to keep out a Dryden header after 63
minutes when Micheal Everitt played the ball in from the left following a move
also involving Glover and Lamb.
were creating chances, but left back Ryan Parsons was there to block when Glover
played the ball through to Dryden after 71 minutes.
visitors did not win a corner all afternoon but looked like taking all three
was booked for dissent after going down inside the penalty area following a
corner from the right after 82 minutes and that was just the start of the late
drama involving the in-form 22-year-old defender.
were also bookings for Windsor’s Gomis (clattering into Drew Watkins after 33
minutes) and defender Paul Holsgrove (late challenge on Martin Chandler after 68
INVICTA: Kessell, Watkins, Lamb, Flanagan, Guest, Everitt, Chandler, Munday,
Dryden, Ayling (Pulman 65 mins), Glover. Unused subs: Rook, Coleman, Walker,
& ETON: Martini, Tilbury, Parsons, Skinner, Holsgrove, Gomis, Kersey, Cook,
Holsgrove, Reid (Walsh 76 mins), Adams (O’Connor 59 mins).
Unused subs: Townley, Oatley, Greene.