The games against Heston have come thick and fast in the last few weeks with Gresytone experiencing varying degrees of success. A well-deserved victory this time in the quarter final of the Rotary cup, but again, we do like to make things difficult for ourselves.
Greystone started the game well and dominated possession with good use of the ball despite a difficult surface to play on. The problem of converting possession into goals was evident and as half time approached it was all square. Tom Wright then popped up on the left and curled a great effort over the keeper into the far corner of the net, at that stage it looked like we would press home our advantage but we let the lead slip a minute before the break with a fine long range effort from Heston.
In the second half the football was not as fluent as the first although Greystone remained the better side. The lead changed hands with Greystone being pegged each time they went ahead. Indiscipline in the Heston ranks meant that they finished normal time with 9 men due to 2 red cards, the scores,however, were even at 3 a piece, and so to extra time.
A goal in the first minute of extra time from Murray Campbell seemed to have settled it and when the ball bounced over an advancing Ryan Kingstree in the Heston goal it looked like it would be all over, however, the ball bobbled agonisingly wide of the post. A late flurry of action around the Heston goal saw Ryan make amends and pulled off an incredible double save to keep the score at 3-4.
Greystone advance to the semi-final where Terregles awaits!!
Some very good football in spells, especially in the first half, which was a joy to watch, just a case of converting this superiority into goals.
Well done Greystone and many thanks to Heston who, despite going down to 9 men fought bravely until the final whistle.