North dream all but over

A STUNNING late strike from Scott Bougourd ensured North picked up a fully-deserved point at the Corbet Field last night and with it struck a blow to Vale Rec’s Priaulx League title aspirations.

North’s Stuart Roussel is forced out wide by Vale Rec fullback Simon Shaw last night at the Corbet Field. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 1304186)
North’s Stuart Roussel is forced out wide by Vale Rec fullback Simon Shaw last night at the Corbet Field. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 1304186)

A STUNNING late strike from Scott Bougourd ensured North picked up a fully-deserved point at the Corbet Field last night and with it struck a blow to Vale Rec’s Priaulx League title aspirations.

But with the 1-1 draw, North’s own title hopes are all but over, something accepted by coach William Woodford.

‘It is going to be extremely difficult and very unlikely that we can mount a defence of our league title now,’ he said.

‘Obviously I am very disappointed that we haven’t won a game that we dominated and were by far the better side in throughout the 90 minutes.’

Comments for: "North dream all but over"

Keith Eades

Besides Scott Bougourds goal this was a very poor match. Some could blame the soft ground but the technical ability of both teams was really lacking. At times it seemed that all of the players were just swarming after the ball like a load of school kids. The linesman also needs some help. It seemed that every decision he was asked to make he got completely wrong, even Recs goal was miles off side but allowed to stand. I just cannot believe how poor this North side are compared to last year. Yes they have lost several to GFC but technically and tactically they are so lacking that it is hard to understand what has caused this incredible demise. The North fall backs consistently lost or gave the ball to Rec and the left back just walked around doing whatever he felt like with no fight to readdress his error. It didnt take long for words to be exchanged between the centre halves and the full backs, something I was not surprised given the lack of care but I had not seen before from a team at North.

Glenn Whelan

keith eades was it really that bad? if so what is to blame, gfc must affect the standard of top flight football but was the game that poor or was it two teams cancelling one another out plus the state of the pitch? your comments about players walking around after losing the ball also must be an exaggeration, players at priaulx level surely take the game seriously?