1 May 2010

Folkestone Invicta - Promoted

Today's game was the Ryman League Division One South Play-Off Final against Godalming Town.

Invicta started off with a flurry of activity and then the game settled down to being fairly end to end stuff and came alive with some interplay on the left, a perfect cross and a superb diving header from Josh Vincent that wouldn't have looked out of place on Sky Sports and the Barclay's Premiership! Invicta 1-0.

They says that teams that have scored are vulnerable and they are right. Godalming equalised two minutes later. The ref gave the Godalming right back the okay to take a free kick nowhere near where it should have been taken despite the howls of disbelief from the crowd. The ball was flung into the box and the centre forward nodded in from close range.

For a while Godalming looked to have the initiative and Invicta clawed their way back into the game and were soon 2-1 off from a corner, the ball dropped to Simon Austin and he banged it home.

The second half saw both sides squander chances and the ref waved away a succession of penalty claims as Godalming's forwards went down far too easily. It was a case of third time lucky when their centre-forward went face down. After some exchanges with the ref he was persuaded to speak to his lino and changed his decision. No penalty.

The game fizzled away with Invicta spurning another chance to kill it off and the four minutes of added time was over and Invicta are back in the Premier Division.

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