|Richard Murrill reports from Stag Meadow|
|Slough Town||1||Seedel 63|
|Folkestone Invicta||1||Munday 75|
Munday earns Invicta precious point
A 75th minute equaliser from Mark Munday gave Folkestone Invicta a precious point as they came back from Windsor with a creditable 1-1 draw away to in-form Slough on Wednesday night.
been pushed forward to add height and physical presence to the Invicta front
line after spirits had been dampened by two consecutive defeats during which the
Folkestone side had failed to score.
Munday had played in attack during his Kent League days with Herne Bay and
scored 11 goals from midfield for Invicta last season.
Margate stalwart made it 1-1 when he found the net following a goal mouth melee
after a Drew Watkins corner from the left was met by an Adam Flanagan header and
a subsequent Invicta shot was cleared off the line.
corner had come about when Slough defender Josias Carbon headed his clearance
against his own crossbar.
The goal was
the culmination of a spirited Invicta fightback after Slough had created the
vast majority of the chances and took the lead after 62 minutes through striker
welcomed Flanagan back into the heart of their defence and made a bright enough
‘home’ side soon began to create chances as Ryan Spencer’s shot from the
edge of the area was charged down after 12 minutes when Alex Haddow’s cross
from the left to Glen Harris gave Seedel a chance from close range but Invicta
managed to get bodies in the way.
cross from Haddow on the quarter of an hour mark gave Slough another good chance
from close range but goalkeeper Tony Kessell did very well to claw Seedel’s
shot away at the near post.
Carbon cut in
from the right and curled a shot just over the Invicta crossbar after 18minutes
and a Harris shot was charged down by Flanagan.
shot then flew just in front of Carbon and narrowly past the Invicta post when
the tricky Harris got through the middle in the 21st minute and
Haddow broke down the left and fired into the side netting four minutes later.
agonisingly wide of the far post when played in down the left hand side of the
box and Spencer shot wide in the middle with another good chance for Slough a
under the cosh but went close themselves after 35 minutes when Simon Glover
forced a corner from goalkeeper Jake Whincup when James Dryden nodded on a
powerful headed clearance from Flanagan.
have seen Invicta rue missed chances, but this time it was their opponents who
went in at half time wondering just quite how they had not scored.
over for Invicta after 50 minutes when Andrew Burke played the ball in from the
were close again after 53 minutes when Carbon’s glancing header flew just wide
of the far post from Harris’ right wing cross.
header after 61 minutes forced a great save from Kessell and Haddow hit the
rebound against the side of the far post.
pressure finally told when SEEDEL opened the scoring after 62 minutes when the
ball was played back to him in the box.
The goal only
served to spark life into Invicta and Glover headed just wide when Burke played
another dangerous ball in from the left after 65 minutes.
25-yard strike from Dryden struck the Slough post and went wide when the striker
collected the ball from Glover.
Murphy took the ball right off Dryden’s head when Burke supplied another
telling cross from the left a minute later.
the more likely winners after Munday’s equaliser and Dryden fired a low shot
just wide from the edge of the box after 77 minutes as Invicta were now in the
But there was
a last-gasp scare when Slough substitute Matt Murphy headed wide with the last
touch of the game following a move down the right hand side started by Carbon.
Whincup, Carbon, Michael Murphy, Daly, Saulsbury, Haddow, Wilkinson, Harris (Hakki
68 mins), Spencer (Miller 84 mins), Seedel (Matt Murphy 68 mins), Metcalfe.
Unused sub: Moller, Parkin.
INVICTA: Kessell, Watkins, Lamb, Flanagan, Guest, Lindsey, Everitt, Munday,
Dryden, Everitt, Glover. Unused
subs: Chandler, Coleman, Walker, Morrin.