Maidstone 4

Match date: 29/10/22
Opposition: Maidstone 4
Home or away: Home
Result: 4-3
Scorers: Andy Skipper (3) Steve Lipscombe
Man/ Woman of the Match
Match Reporter Steve Lipscombe

Narrowly avoiding snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, New Beccs eventually triumphed in this six-pointer. I might have mis-remembered the order of goals here but the home side hade plenty of space to operate in through midfield and the forward line and quickly went ahead. Your correspondent took the ball to the by-line and crossed to Andy Skipper who finished from close range - after three attempts. The second goal was similar, this time Kevin made the pass into the D and the ball went into the net via John McIver, Andy Skipper and a defender's foot. Andy completed his hattrick with a change in the short corner routine, Steve injecting to Andy in line with the near post and Andy finishing with a trademark flick between the post and the keeper's shoulder. Beccs then shipped a couple of soft goals to make it 3-2. In th emenatime Beccs missed a coulpe of good chances as well as a penalty flick. The 3s' fourth goal came in the second half when Dan Bishop launched a massive hit from a 16 that carved through the entire opposition team and under the last defender's stick to find Steve on the edge of the D. Steve wrong-footed the keeper and passed the ball into the net. There was still enough time for Maidstone to score another soft goal and keep the pressure on to the final whistle but New Beccs held out, leapfrogging Maidstone into 6th place.