TUESDAY OCTOBER 26th 2022
RUSSELL-COTES CUP ROUND 1
CLANFIELD 3 v 2 COWES SPORTS
We entered the Russell-Cotes Cup to give some Reserve side players a taste of First team action and though they went out to Hampshire Premier League side Clanfield, who ground-share with Havant & Waterlooville, from the Hampshire Premier League, it was a useful exercise.
We conceded in the first minute, after which play was fairly even until the home side netted a second from the penalty spot a minute before the break.
Almost before we had got back onto the pitch for the second half, Clanfield caught us cold with a third goal, but after they were reduced to ten men on the hour mark, we dominated the rest of the game and five minutes later, Ollie West got us back into it.
With seven minutes left Scott McFarlane got another one back, direct from a free-kick, but Clanfield held on for a deserved win.