Longridge Town 3-2 Slyne-with-Hest

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Playing their first game in 10 weeks Slyne-with-Hest were condemned to defeat in the dying moments at Longridge.

On a pitch that was just about playable the young Slyne team found the conditions far from ideal with the home team content to play a more direct game up to the talented Rick Coar.

Slyne had the first real chance midway through the first-half when a clever through ball released Ben Danvers however the chance was wasted as he shot tamely at the goalkeeper.

Ten minutes later and the home side took the lead after Price in the Slyne goal had saved well only for the ball to fall kindly to Joe Melling who tried a speculative cross shot that hit the far post before rolling into an unguarded net.

Slyne equalised two minutes into the second half when the energetic Callum Moore seized on a long clearance out of defence before rounding the advancing goalkeeper to calmly steer the ball into the net.

The game then opened up with both teams pushing forward looking for a winning goal.

Slyne had a couple of chances to take the lead before the home side scored when a long ball up to Coar saw him bustle his way past the covering defender before rifling the ball into the far corner of the net.

The visitors fought back gamely and with just eight minutes remaining they were rewarded when Luke Ogley charged down an attempted clearance from the stranded home goalkeeper with the ball flying back into an empty net to give the visitors a deserved equaliser.

With just two minutes remaining a defensive mistake on the half way line allowed the dangerous Coar to rob the ball from the last defender before he ran unchallenged to steer the ball past a despairing Price to earn the home side all three 
points.