FOOTBALL: Coningsby Reserves on the wrong end of seven goal thriller

Coningsby Reserves' Danny Cottingham looks for an opening EMN-141019-191038001

Coningsby Reserves' Danny Cottingham looks for an opening EMN-141019-191038001

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Coningsby Reserves 3-4 Leverton

Saturday afternoon saw Coningsby Reserves run out onto the Allan Barker Field to greet Leverton for a league fixture, a game that promised to be a close run thing.

So it proved to be. Sam Brader opened the scoring for Coningsby after only five minutes when he tapped in at the near post.

Leverton replied not long afterwards with a short range volley out of the reach of goalkeeper Andy Yeomans. Leverton added another to their score midway through the first half when they were awarded a penalty.

The match proceeded in a fast back and forth manner with both sides simply getting more tired and frustrated until, after the first of the substitutions, a brief, frenzied goal-mouth battle ended with yet one more mark on the board for the visitors.

Coningsby mounted a mass skirmish in almost immediate reply to get a hotly disputed goal. The visitors protested loud and long but the referee, after a lengthy discussion with the linesman, stuck with his original decision.

Leverton managed to put together an impromptu sequence of short passes in the Coningsby box 10 minutes before time which ended with the ball in the net.

However Jamie Todd struck for Coningsby in the dying moments of the game with a 10-yard volley.