Deeping Blues 2 - 1 Glinton Utd
Deeping never got out of 2nd gear in this game and nearly let an understrength Glinton side walk away with 3 points. Manager Stuart Benson classed it as his sides poorest footballing display of the season as they were 2nd to every ball and stood off their opponents. Only Harry Tidswell of the outfield players showed any urgency when closing players and supporting his forward. Dan Malcolmson, who was covering the absent Will Rodriguez in goal, also played well in the first half although he did need the help of a post on one occasion.
Charlie Stewart was isolated up front for long periods as Deeping got deeper and deeper in their own half and struggled to put passes together. The introduction of Ryan Olbromski and Sam Callcut livened things up slightly but Deeping still struggled and were lucky to take the lead when Charlie Titcombes corner was deflected into his own net by a Glinton defender.
Glinton fought back though and scored an equaliser when their forward strolled past a couple of weeks tackles to finish well against Deepings 2nd half keeper Oscar Benson. This seemed to spring Deeping into life and they finally started to string some passes together, Charlie Stewart back on up front showed good close control in setting up chances for Harry and Connor Bell who's piledriver was fabulously tipped over by Glinton's keeper.
Dan, Connor and Charlie Stewart all combined well and with just a few minutes remaining Harry converted from close range to put Deeping ahead 2-1. Oscar still had to pull off a good save with his legs as Glinton went cose in the final action of the game. Ethan Russell marked his striker well 2nd half and Toby Clegg cleared his lines well during the first half and helped keep Glinton scoreless in the first half.
Mom = Harry Tidswell
Scorers = OG, Tidswell