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Lions Den - The Cage Fight!

By Pinky Parker

Baldock win at the Lions Den

Baldock travelled down the A1 on Wednesday night to face London Lions in Division One, a fortnight before the two sides meet in the County Cup final.
Missing the Harrison Holland and suspended Alex Coppin, Manager Luke Gregson had to re-shuffle but by all means not weakening the squad. New signing Kim Forsythe partnered veteran Russell Bull up front.
London Lions took an early lead all be it against the run of play- a shot come cross taking a wicked deflection and beating Adam Harpur at the his front post.
It was all Baldock until the break. Forsythe and Bull both guilty of missing free headers and Bull making the keeper work with a vicious effort from range. London Lions however had the last chance of the half hitting the post after the lively Burchill had cut inside.
Coming out for the second half, Baldock, although behind, looked like the team that were going to go on and win the game.
The equaliser came on 63 minutes. Great hold-up play from Forsythe saw the ball sprayed out to Josh Coley on the right who drilled it back across the 6 yard box for Bull only for it to intercepted and turned in by a Lions player.
Bull, getting his first start of the season made it 2-1 to the reds with 10 minutes to go, pouncing on a spill by the Lions ‘keeper.
Josh Coley was upended in the box on 87 minutes. Substitute Alfie Barker making no mistake from the spot and Owen Robertson latched on to a through ball from Barker in injury time to make it London Lions 1-4 Baldock Town.
Tempers flared in what happened after the last goal – Robertson and the Lions number 2 both getting their marching orders.
A superb second half performance from the Red Men and encouraging that they are started to show how clinical they can be at a very important time of the season

The team travel to St Neots Reserves this Saturday. St Neots are sitting bottom of the table. The Reds don't expect this to be a walk over, every game can be different and it's the lower teams that can often throw up a surprise win. It's all to play for now. No mistakes can be made. The team will have to stay disciplined and alert for every match!

Updated 23:55 - 31 Aug 2018 by Pinky Parker

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