Late penalty denies AFC

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HUCKNALL Town AFC were robbed of at least a point away at Holbrook St Michaels on Saturday by a harshly awarded 80th minute penalty in the South Division of the Central Midlands League, the hosts winning 1-0.

With several players missing through illness, Town’s performance could not be questioned apart from not taking their chances in a game they controlled from start to finish.

Holbrook relied heavily on route one to their centre forward and their first shot on target was the penalty.

For the first 20 minutes Town took the game to Holbrook and their keeper had to make three good saves and also had luck when fouling Jake Thomas in a one on one - the difference being the honesty of the town centre foward in trying to stay on his feet.

Kamar Davis, Adam Moran, Joe Lomax and Ton Crisp all saw chances saved or just clear the crossbar, while Town’s keeper James Beddingham only had to deal with a few crosses.

The second-half saw Holbrook use the slope to again try and feed long balls to their number ten, which finally paid off as he ran onto a long ball and despite having flicked the ball wide of goal before contact from Beddingham, a penalty was awarded.

Beddingham almost got a hand to the spot kick but the ball found the net and denied Town the point their performance deserved.