Game 9: Broughton 1.1 Upham (Hampshire Premier Div 1)

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Game 9: Broughton 1.1 Upham (Hampshire Premier Div 1) 01.11.14

An unusual greeting of “Are you the referee?” as I parked up wasn’t a question I was expecting to hear. It turned out the referee had been delayed so the 2pm kick off was put back fifteen minutes.

Uphill took the lead after half an hour, a good move down the right saw the ball crossed into the area and a low shot beat the keeper. Broughton had most of the play before and after the goal but didn’t make the most of their chances and saw a penalty appeal turned down.

They had better fortune in the second half despite having another penalty shout turned down. Upham almost gifted them an equaliser when a defender sliced the ball high and back towards goal only to see it hit the crossbar. Deep into injury time the Upham keeper made a great double save from two headers but couldn’t react in time to stop the third header from passing him into the net.

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