The Perry Street & District League Division Two title is almost over and after drawing with Charmouth 1-1 on Saturday, 26th February, Drimpton FC now need just one point from their final two games to take the title.
In what was a very close cut contest this afternoon, Drimpton & Charmouth came away with 1 point each and the result leaves us needing just 1 point from our final 2 games to solidify us as Division 2 champions in the Perry Street League.
The game started with both teams enjoying spells of possession before Frank Symonds unleashed a shot from range which was comfortably saved before Charmouth tried a shot from distance which flew harmlessly over.
The first major chance fell to Drimpton after Adam Cody-Boutcher won the ball in the air and perfectly flicked it on for Adam Chant who shot just over when bearing down on goal.
The first half concluded with both teams scrapping for possession and the rest of the chances were shots from distance which left both ‘keepers relatively untroubled.
The second half began with a half chance for Drimpton after Tom Franklin cut out a pass which allowed Pawel Ciereszko to challenge for the ball in the air with the Charmouth ‘keeper but he just missed out on capitalising.
Charmouth then had a very good chance of their own after a good cross which saw a first time volley go over the bar.
Drimpton then got a bit of control of the game and the opening goal came from Frank Symonds who chased down a through ball which Charmouth’s ‘keeper came out for but then got caught in no man’s land which ultimately gave Symonds the time to pick out a perfectly lobbed finish.
Drimpton carried on with the same second half intensity from last week’s game against Charmouth but this was a game of few chances and this was largely in part to both teams defences playing very well throughout, however, there was nothing the Drimpton defenders could do as Charmouth equalised thanks to a stunning long range strike.
The equaliser took the sting out of the game and both teams finished an even match with a point apiece.
Drimpton now head into a 2 week break knowing that our destiny is in our own hands and only needing 1 point from the remaining 2 games to end the season as champions.
Manager, Andy Loudon, had the following to say: “On another day if we took our chances we’d have come away with all 3 points but I’m happy with 1 point and we know we only need 1 more to confirm ourselves as champions.”
At their earlier game last month, they took 3 points after beating Charmouth 3-5
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