A fast start was called for and that is exactly what we had when after 5 mins Phil John netted to put The Robins into an early lead. When George Short added yet another goal to his tally it was all looking good with a 2 goal cushion at half time.
Flackwell are always a threat and both teams were evenly matched for the majority of the 2nd half. Flackwell were awarded a penalty for an alleged hand ball which was calmly put away to reduce the deficit. It was fairly comfortable though until Joe was dismissed for a second yellow and this gave Flackwell belief they were going to get something from the game. A mixture of good defensive work and poor finishing kept our lead in tact. In the dying minutes as Flackwell pushed forward they seem to forget about JB who was left in space and he calmly rounded the keeper to put the Robins 3-1 up and out of sight(ish). Flackwell still had time to score a late consolation goal but it wasn’t enough and the 10 men closed out the game for a deserved 3 points.
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