Ouch! That hurt!

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All Blacks last kick of game beat England. All Blacks last last kick of the game beat Ireland. On the way to the game I was listening to the final minutes of the Rugby League Semi Final and I said to Olly Forsyth, ‘I think we know what’s going to happen’ and yep it did. Reigate Priory v Mustangs last hit of the game! That hurts!

Epsom Mustangs traveled to Reigate Priory looking to win and secure their position in the top two. However, Reigate had had an excellent result with a win the previous week at free scoring PWs.

Mustangs started well controlling the game and with Olly in goal having very little to do, however, as has been a bit of a pattern this season a goal or two were hard to come by. At half time despite all the possession and chances from short corners and open play the score remained 0 v 0.

The second half continued as the first with Mustangs in control and then they struck with a break away and a clinical reverse stick strike that took us by surprise. The team responded well continually applying pressure and from yet another short corner Dan Kerven was slipped the ball to drill into the Reigate goal. And then like London buses along came another one this time Craig Millar following up from a save by the keeper put the Mustangs in front.

This really is how it should have stayed, though we were guilty of not taking another two goal line chances that, in the end, cost us dearly. Because in the last minute Reigate were awarded a short corner and duly converted it with the last touch of the match. This felt like a defeat in the circumstances and very disappointing, but unless we start taking chances in open play, and from the large number of shorts we win through pressure, and building good leads then, as was proven here, a one goal lead is never enough.

We remain in second place and next week we are at home to Cheam Hunters in third. A win will give us a comfortable points gap at the top and to do that we need a win and some goals!!