Hard earned point

As befits a second v third match this was an entertaining encounter with both sides playing good football. Cambrian knocked the ball around confidently but found the Lido defence in top form. Chances at both ends were limited and it was a surprise when Cambrian took the lead midway through the first half. It appeared a Lido player was pushed to the ground but no foul was given, from the resulting corner the ball was placed in and no-one in the Lido defence took charge and the ball appeared to go into the goal off a Lido player but it wasn’t clear cut. We reached the interval conceding just the one goal and replaced Josh Webber with Norton Ferreira for the second half. Despite not conceding a second Lido didn’t look like scoring either, further changes were made with Chris Jones and Ieuan Owen taking the field. Ieuan had two great chances but couldn’t find the net but Lido kept pressing. It looked as though they earned a penalty for hand ball but there was no reaction from the referee. John Hall was then sent off for comments he made then with 4 minutes to go Ieuan Owen got the better of the defender and latched on to a through ball to slip it past the keeper. Cambrian pushed forward to try and regain the lead but despite 7 minutes of added time they were unable to breech the Lido defence with keeper Exauce Dimonekene outstanding