United will have to get Over it

PUBLISHED: 12:09 22 March 2011

Matt Glass failed to add to his 20-goal tally

Matt Glass failed to add to his 20-goal tally


BOGEY sides – every team has them, and for Whittlesford it is definitely Over Sports.

Over Sports 2 Whittlesford United 0

BOGEY sides – every team has them, and for Whittlesford it is definitely Over Sports.

After bombarding their opponent’s goal for 90 minutes United will wonder how they lost this game and after comments made by Lakenheath’s manager Karl Johnson last Saturday so will the rest of the teams in the league.

The man who masterminded last weekend’s 4-1 cup win indicated that the only difference between the unbeaten title favourites and mid-table United is the ability to finish. His opinion became fact against Over on Saturday.

The game started with a surprising setback. United keeper Sam Tomlinson, who has only just regained his place in recent weeks, made a howler as an innocuous-looking shot bobbled towards his goal. He spread his arms aloft to signal the ball was going wide only to see it nestle gently into the net.

He admitted after the game that he was “embarrassed” but certainly did his best to make up for it with some smart saves soon after to keep the score at one-nil.

United were missing two key players, player manager Toby Dawson was forced to watch from the bench through illness and Matt Bell was unavailable.

But this did not affect the ability to attack, and the visitors did so with gusto. Conor Lynch went close with a header and top scorer Matt Glass narrowly missed a chance to score his 21st goal of the season from a free kick.

The second half followed a similar pattern. United hit the woodwork with a Craig Swan header and striker Martin Turner only just failed with a powerful drive.

Over settled the game late on with a rare bit of quality as James Carman, collected, turned, and smartly finished to seal all three points.

Next: Tenth-placed United host sixth-paced Hardwick on Saturday. Kick off 12.30pm.

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