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Ripon City v Old Centralians (League)

3 years ago By Daniel Metcalfe

Bad day at the office....

Result 1-3

Micky was back on the sidelines today, changes in the squad again. Unavailable from last week, Aaron Lefevre, Josh Howes, Josh Plant. In came Neil Tocher, James Mason, Mark Foyle and Garon Ross, Stephen Fletcher.

Ripon started the game well and were ahead after 2 mins, Fox starting the move with a lovely ball out to Tocher on the left wing, his shot from the edge of the box was spilled by their keeper and Fox was there to knock it in 1-0

Well that was he best two minutes of the game for Ripon....

After 12 mins Centralians equalised, at least 5 red shirts around the Centralians man who finished past Shaw from inside 10 yards.

Ripon didn't create another chance for the remainder of the half and were let off the hook 35 mins in, when the Centralians forward was played onside, his shot coming back off the post.


Sub, Mason off, Barker on

The second half was soon underway when Centralians hit the post again from distance but the re bound was cleared.

A minute later Shaw in the Ripon goal managed to tip a deflected looping shot over the bar.

56 mins in and they hit the post for a 3rd time, Ripon lucky not to be behind by several goals at this point!

67 mins Tocher off, Hodgson on

72 mins Foyle off, Ross on

74 mins 1-2 Centralians took the lead, good finish from their sub who had just been introduced.

77 mins another shot by Centralians, just wide

80 mins, Clarke with a shot from distance which was spilled again by their keeper but nobody their to finish.

87 mins, 1-3, Centralians breaking and finishing past on rushing Shaw.


Well it was worst performance I've seen all season. Centralians may not have been best team I've seen this season but they fully deserved the 3 points today.

Ripon not up to the levels they need to be at, improvement needed as we are now in a serious battle for survival.

Micky will be hoping a few more lads will be back available for next weeks game, but as he commented in the changing room after, it's up to the lads now to show some belief and character to get us moving in the right direction.

Team: Shaw, Stewart, Gracey, Mason, Clarke, Fletcher, Robinson, Foyle, Tocher, Fox, Haswell

Subs: Hodgson, Barker, Ross, Metcalfe (not used)

Updated 21:58 - 14 Nov 2015 by Daniel Metcalfe


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