Manford Way 1 - 0 Catholic United
By Thomas Kearney
HOOPS SHOCKED BY RESILIENT MANFORD WAY
Catholic United’s run of six consecutive league victories ended with a disappointing 1-0 defeat to bottom of the table Manford Way at the London Marathon Sports Ground.
Alex Leslie’s finish in the 90th minute halted the Hoops’ resurgence whilst giving the hosts their first league win of the season.
Having comprehensively beaten the opposition 9-0 last month, combined with a tired performance following Wednesday night’s 2-1 victory over Rayleigh Town, complacency crept into Catholic’s display as Manford Way competed better for the three points.
In a game of few clear cut chances, the winning goal came at the death when Leslie connected just enough to see the ball trickle over the line.
Not the ideal result ahead of two local derbies; this Saturday sees Dan Trenkel’s side go to Belfairs Park to face Leigh Ramblers before Old Southendian at home for the Hoops’ third midweek fixture of the season on Wednesday 23rd.
Well played & all the best for the rest of the season, Manford Way.