Another valiant effort from the Cobras who just need a bit of luck!
Familiar slate grey skies and the risk of rain in the air welcomed the Cobras to the beautiful surroundings up in the hills of Holmbury St Mary, Upon arrival the Cobras were taken through their pre match paces by our very own 'Mr Motivator', Simon who surprisingly showed little if any after effects from his Birthday celebrations from the night before.With the Smith boys still stuck in the hoards of supporters traffic trying to get to the game the Cobras lined up with an unfamiliar and untried forward line of Luc and Willem. Game on !
Ben was in imperious form, pulling the strings and frequently releasing Angus or Harry and Oscar down the left hand side. Willem now in his more familiar role in the midfield was leading the Ewhurst right back a merry dance, surely it was only a matter of time before the equaliser came? A lightning move down the left hand side saw one of the Smiths boys (sorry can't remember which one) make a fine run to the byline and a a quick cross was met at the near post by Ben who with the outside of his right boot audaciously flicked the ball past the keeper at the near post. The remainder of the half saw the Cobras take the ascendancy and were the more likely team to score. The half time whistle came with honours even at 1-1.
With a 'never say die attitude' Ben surged forward yet again breaking the offside trap and cooly slotting his shot past the oncoming keeper with consummate ease. Was there time for a deserved equaliser? alas not with the ref signalling the end to an enthralling game shortly after, which for the third time meant defeat by the narrowest of margins.
Well done to Ben G and Harry for their awards today, everyone gave it their all, a more positive result is surely just around the corner.