Late spot-kick thwarts Old Boys progress

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

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