Bishop Canning Scorpions Vs AFC Corsham Leopards
By Ian Pike
First Draw of the Season
On Sunday 8th October we again as a team ventured over to Devises to play against Bishop Canning but this time the Scorpions in what turned out to be a great game for both teams and a very hard fought draw in mini football which is very surprising.
Both teams attacked and defended really well and were both willing to throw their bodies in the way of the ball to stop either team from scoring.
The first quarter was a very fast paced encounter and finished 1 - 1 with the Leopards goal being scored by Tom. Moving onto the second quarter it was pretty much the same and all players passing and moving off the ball with great success but in a small lack of concentration the Scorpions took the lead with a well played goal 2 - 1 Scorpions.
So the boys came off for half time and for the first time in a long time they were all pretty quiet due to the fact they had done a lot of running over the last 20 min and seemed to be really tired and all had very red faces. Moving onto the third quarter and the game never let up and continued at the same pace, with plenty of tackling,passing and movement. Until around 7 mins into the third quarter the referee blew his whistle for a free kick in favour of the Leopards. So up steps Will M some 20 meters from the goal line, he struck the ball in a Beckham esq manner and the ball went flying into the top corner Leopards back into the lead with 3 mins to go, 'What could go wrong'.
With the Leopards pouring forward and trying to score a fourth goal, the Scorpions hit us on the break and they had 3 players against our keeper with our players trying hard to get back and defend, but all to late the Scorpions scored their third goal and it was a draw. Like the previous week against Bishop Canning both games were extremely enjoyable and credit must go towards all the players and coaches who were involved.
Onto the next game!!!