Late spot-kick thwarts Old Boys progress

Subscribe to get your latest local news articles by email each day...

Or click here to subscribe to our weekly digital edition. Your details will be stored to support your experience in line with our privacy policy.

Catholic United 3-3 Old Southendian

A LATE PENALTY denied Old Southendian the opportunity of a fourth ProKit UK Essex Olympian League Premier Division victory as Catholic United completed a remarkable comeback at the Len Salmon Stadium.

Nick Hennessey handed the Old Boys a first-half advantage and then doubled his and the Garon Park outfits tally shortly after the restart.

Catholic reduced the arrears. However, Ed Gould restored their two-goal advantage from an acute angle to seemingly seal the points.

But Catholic had other ideas, scoring twice late on – the latter from the spot to ensure a share of the spoils.

Speaking to Yellow Sport after the match, Old Boys boss, Connor Lane, said: “What a game! Overall it was an end to end clash, although I thought we had the better chances.

“I’m gutted that we couldn’t get the three points, but after our game here last year, I would have taken a point before the game.

“We had a lot more chances than them but fair play to Catholic, they fought back well at the end to stop us taking home the spoils.”


Brian Jeeves

Email: [email protected]