Match Report - 03 Apr 2010, Borden Village FC 1st XI drew with LYDD TOWN
Two goals from defender Phil Jackson earned Borden a point at Lydd on Saturday Exchanges were pretty even during the opening stages but although Borden had the lions share of play they failed to create any clear cut opportunities After twenty minutes it was the home side who took the lead when Borden were caught out with a ball over the top and a Lydd forward fastened on to it and placed the ball wide of Michael Neat for a well taken goal. Ten minutes before the break it looked as if it was not going to be Borden’s day when defender Lee Sayer was adjudged to have impeded a home striker and the referee awarded a penalty. Keeper Michael Neat became the hero making an excellent save from a well struck shot giving his team mates a chance to fight back with everything to play for. Following the break Borden set out in search of an equaliser and mid way through the half were rewarded when the persistent Jay Law did well to deliver a deep cross to the far post where Phil Jackson appeared from nowhere to head powerfully past the home keeper. Within a minute disaster struck when Borden’s Nicky Fuller was dispossessed on the half way line and a Lydd forward gratefully accepted his gift to put his team in front again. Borden’s management team Knocker Williams and Ian Jackson immediately changed the system and moved to three up front to try and salvage something from the game and with minutes remaining it paid off when Gary Richards crossed to Chris Feliniak who controlled the ball and laid it into the path of the incoming Phil Jackson who hammered a cracking drive past the keeper to give his team a well deserved point.
LYDD TOWN 2 - 2 Borden Village FC 1st XI ()