FOOTBALL: Last gasp goal seals points for Coningsby Reserves

Coningsby Reserves' Danny Cottingham puts the boot in for the shot that won them the game with West Side Rangers on Saturday. Photo by Oscarpix Imaging. EMN-150504-185241001

Coningsby Reserves' Danny Cottingham puts the boot in for the shot that won them the game with West Side Rangers on Saturday. Photo by Oscarpix Imaging. EMN-150504-185241001

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Coningsby Reserves 2-1 West Side Rangers

Coningsby Reserves left it late to secure the points at home to West Side Rangers on Saturday, the winning goal coming three minutes from time.

This may be the last time we see the Rangers on the Allan Barker Field as they don’t expect to be fielding a team next season.

With both teams secure in their league positions it was not expected to be a game of sparkling performance and thus it proved, in the first half anyway.

The two goalkeepers were not given very much to do but it did seem that the home team were getting slightly the larger share of possession.

The half time break seemed to provide a tonic for both sides and the game started to get more interesting when the Reds Reserves scored just seven minutes in.

Just a few minutes later Rangers replied when a corner ball overshot but was returned with a long volley at an acute angle which curved into the net.

With just three minutes left on the clock Coningsby took a corner but the resulting shot at goal rebounded off the keeper. Cue Danny Cottingham who entered at speed from stage left. While the Rangers’ defence were busy shouting at the ref for hand-ball and not playing to the whistle Danny booted the ball into the bottom corner of the net.