Thwaites championship hopes in tatters!
Thwaites FC's championship hopes suffered a severe setback last night as they threw away a 4-2 lead to eventually lose 6-4 to a strong Victoria B team. The brewery team had the perfect start when Simon Tipton put them in front. Victoria then levelled after a stunning free-kick goalkeeper Gary Targett could do little to prevent. Goals from Damian Tabbinor and a
stunning free-kick from Simon Tipton gave Thwaites a 3-1 lead. They should have been out of sight by the break as Tipton and Mark Slater hit the woodwork twice each and Southworth scuffed
The second half was just as furious as the first. Victoria pulled one back after some lacklustre defending. However Tipton completed his hat trick to restore Thwaites two goal advantage. Then, things fell apart for the brewery giants as Victoria's substitutes turned the game on its head as they made the scores level within minutes. A further two quick goals ensured a second successive league defeat for Thwaites which has left their championship
chances in tatters.
Targett 9 - Pulled off a string of fine saves. Got everything in front of the ball. Could do little about two of the Victoria goals.
Tabbinor 8 - Some excellent tackles. Scored a well-taken goal - was frustrated by the end as his performance earned Thwaites precious little
M.Slater 8 - Unlucky not to have scored as he struck the woodwork and had several
Southworth 7 - Missed a host of chances. However, good to have him back after his horrific toe injury, Back to full fitness.
Tipton 9 - Great Performance. Deserved his hat-trick.
Tormay 5 - Not on long enough to make a valid contribution.
Hopwood 5 - Not on long enough to make a valid contribution.