Reserves 1 - 6
It was a tough battle for the Reserves as their unbeaten streak came unraveled at Ringwood City FC this past Friday.
Within the opening thirty minutes the Citizens found themselves down 0-5 in what looked to be a long evening under the lights. The bright spark turned out to be goal scorer Tommy Kent who registered his first goal in open play for the Citizens in his three year stint in the CCFC midfield. He would sadly not be able to celebrate his goal as a quick restart was needed to try and salvage more goals, but it wasn't to be. The Reserves still sit on 3rd place with seven wins and eight draws to their credit before the lone loss of the season on Friday.
Seniors 1 - 1
The seniors took the field and made their presence felt from the outset. Domination in the midfield finally broke the hosts as tempers from Ringwood flared. Craig Tweedy took an early corner for the Citizens that the Ringwood keeper mishandled into his net, giving us a 1-0 lead.
Newly promoted goalie AJ Oversby would find himself tested midway through the half with a free kick given outside his box. The Ringwood player incredibly bent the ball around the far side of the wall and into the net at the near post leaving everyone (including the Ringwood player) stunned.
The second half started out well, meaning Ringwood went down a player as a red card was shown for impeeding a goal scoring opportunity. Sadly, the resulting free kick went high, not challenging the goalie. Tempers flared again a few minutes later as Tweedy brought down a Ringwood player and was lucky to escape punishment. Mike Maddocks however was shown a yellow in a case of mistake identity, much like Keiran Gibbs being sent off for Arsenal. The game continued to be terse with the referee at one point throwing one of the Ringwood players away from the group.
The Citizens were unable to find shots and as the game wound down, Chris Duncan would take an elbow to the face from Ringwood's striker, resulting in the host's second red card on the day. Down to nine men, Ringwood would throw everything into defense, to the point that one more of their side would have to be carted off with a few minutes to play. Despite the eight men on the field, the Citizens would leave with only one point on the day.