Shefford hold out against Arlesey despite late fight back - Arlesey Town 2-3 Shefford Town & Campton
As Shefford looked to re-discover their league form, they faced local rivals Arlesey Town away from home in a big match.
It wasn't the best start for Shefford as Kieran Jones was forced off in the first minute due to a suspected ACL injury. All the best to Kieran in his road to recovery!
A few minutes later, Shefford took the lead. After a corner, there is a scramble on the goal line and Mitch Foley got the important touch that found the back of the net to put the Sheep ahead. A deserving goal for Shefford who started the game well.
Fifteen minutes in, Shefford had scored a second after another corner. The ball was swung in and Dan Hammer rose highest and his header found the back of the net. There was debate from the stands whether the ball had crossed the line, but there was no debate by the Arlesey defence.
Just before half time Shefford had a third. Scott Metcalfe received the ball on the right wing and turned the defender inside out before taking the ball into the box. He unleashed a brilliant shot into the bottom left corner to put Shefford 0-3 up. The half time score was 0-3.
With twenty five minutes to go, Arlesey scored a deserved goal. This came from a cross in to the back post which Shefford failed to clear leaving an easy tap in for Vinnie Baker.
Arlesey got another one back just a matter of minutes later. This was after a ball in which Kyle Forster failed to collect and William McClelland tapped into the empty net to give Arlesey a fighting chance. Despite this, Shefford held on and took three points at New Lamb meadow.
Another win for Shefford on the road as they climb back up into seventh. Another goal for Dan Hammer as well who only has three goals left to score before he hits his target!