Struggling at the wrong end of the table they might be. But HALF MOON gave a fantastic, gutsy display to scare title-chasing Carlton Top Spot in their latest Notts Sunday Morning League, Premier Premier Division match.
After some heavy defeats, Moon might have feared the worst on a very heavy pitch at Carlton Hill. But they emerged with a lot of credit, despite going down 3-1.
“A lot of heart was taken from the performance,” said manageress Norma Hatfield. “Top Spot knew they had been in a battle, which bodes well for our future fixtures. We will be looking to the positives again this Sunday when we take on another high-flying team in Nuthall.”
In common with many of their games this term, Moon made a bright start and took a deserved lead with a poacher’s goal from midfielder Kieran Clarke.
It was only against the run of play when the home side levelled with a low shot from Kadeem Brown that skimmed across the wet surface and into the net.
Top Spot camped in Moon’s half for most of the second period. But man-of-the-match goalkeeper Jamie Taylor made them work for their goals, which were both scored by Ricky Sheavills, including a bullet of a volley.