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All Even in Our Last Match

14/08/2021

This Saturday our friendly game against UCLAN Strickers ended all square at 1-1 after an exhausting afternoon for the lads.

UCLAN stickers are a student union team within the University of Central Lancashire, the team was full of young athletic lads who had plenty of talent and running in them and pushed our lads to the limit.

A lapse in defense mid-way through the first half put their sticker through 1 on 1 with the keeper, luckily our central defender managed to get back in time but in his attempt to get back in ending up clattering with the sticker bringing him down and rewarding them a penalty in the process.

The second half started the same way the first ended with Uclan Strickers staying on the front foot, if not for a MOTM performance from our goalkeeper the score line may have been very different. Thanks to him keeping us in the game, we picked our moment and finally found the net with a clever through ball from the right-wing finding our sticker who neatly slotted past the keeper's right to bring it all square.

Despite Uclan Strickers knocking on the door for the rest of the game, we maintained our composure to shut them out and hold on to the final whistle.

This was a fantastic draw for the lads, UCLAN Strickers have won 4 separate leagues last season (5-aside, 7-aside, Conference league, and the community shield). And that draw brings us to 4 unbeaten! Forever improving. We go again.