Report: Phil & Jim (Boys) 1-1 Orchard Meadow (Visitors win on penalties)

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Report: Phil & Jim (Boys) 1-1 Orchard Meadow (Visitors win on penalties)


Phil & Jim exited the Manor Cup to Orchard Meadow on penalties.

Henry H opened the scoring for the hosts mid-way through the first half when the boys were on the ascendancy.

Orchard Meadow equalised just five minutes later after a scramble from a corner where a midfielder collected the scraps and fed a striker who slotted home from close range to level the score.

The hosts continued strongly, playing quickly and full of energy. Grant’s acrobatic strike flashed narrowly wide past the visitors’ post, a penalty was narrowly missed, and a goal was ruled out – but still not creating the defining moment.

The Semi-Final tie would go to penalties where strikes were saved by the visiting keeper, so Orchard Meadow go through to the final. The campaign in the glorious Manor Cup has seen the boys show resilience, encourage each other, work as a team and hence we should be very proud of them.