Wednesday 2nd March 2011
Yorkshire Amateurs push for promotion seemed to necessitate that the 3 points be taken against Staveley MWFC and the loss of another 2 points by the Ammers is giving the chasing pack hope that this season’s surprise promotion hopefuls are beginning to fail.
The home side could have taken the lead in the very first minute, a cross from the left caused the danger when Scott Dinnigan pulled off a great stop and then Chris Fawcus cleared the ball off the line.
Staveley then threatened when Jordan Eagers corner caused hesitation in the home penalty area. Aymen Tahar was crudely fouled by Liam Tuck when the referee had already blown for a Staveley free kick as it was obvious the Ammers had singled him out for some special attention and the first of 3 yellow cards for the home side was shown.
On 17 minutes a well-taken corner by Andrew Fox was glanced on by Richard Patterson but his effort went inches wide. A minute later Staveley went very close again when Andrew Fox played in Ryan Damms over the top and the strikers dipping effort from 30 yards went narrowly over.
Staveley having had the early scare were on top and on 30 minutes Chris Coy's superb run down the left allowed him to play in Andrew Fox whose curling right foot effort went close.
Allowing Yorkshire Amateurs to have possession the home side were beginning to show signs of frustration all too often playing square or looking for the long ball but Staveley sat deep and there was little space behind them for the Ammers strikers to cause danger.
Another Andrew Fox effort on 39 minutes shaved the woodwork, as it seemed a possibility that Staveley would open the scoring but the sides went in 0-0 at half time.
Scott Dinnigan was forced into action first as the home side started well in the second half. Another crude tackle on Aymen Tahar this time by John Douglas brought the second caution for home side as they continued to close down Staveley who again were allowing them to have the ball.
On the hour, Staveley's Jordan Eagers was cautioned for dissent as the Ammers were beginning to find some rhythm. However, on 57 minutes it was Staveley who opened the scoring.
When Andrew Fox was bundled over from a challenge from the back the referee played a good advantage and Jordan Eagers did some great work down the right and his low cross into the box was met by Ryan Damms who instinctively got there before the defenders to score his 25th goal of the season.
Staveley had undone the home defence but the lead did not last that long and just 8 minutes later, Yorkshire Amateurs equalised from a corner from the right when Chris Hitchins got on the end of a near post head on to bring the game back all square.
Yorkshire Amateurs were now on top and looked the more likely to get that all important second goal. Sensing the Ammers were on top, manager Billy Fox pushed Chris Coy further up top alongside Ryan Damms and 2 minutes later that decision proved its worth
As Jordan Eagers pushing on well his shot was blocked and the ball looping up in the area was pounced on by Chris Coy who bravely got in his header to score from 10 yards out and give Staveley a priceless 2-1 lead on 75 minutes.
Protecting what they had Jamie Smith came on in place of Ryan Damms with the Ammers throwing caution to the wind. Relying on the counter attack the Ammers captain went through Jamie Smith and rightly got a yellow card as the home side continued with some over zealous challanges.
Staveley looking to close out the game were undone on 85 minutes by an unlucky own goal. When the Ammers threatened down their right a cross into the penalty area was attempted to be blocked by Michael Staley who had put in a top class performance all afternoon but his header went inside of Scott Dinnigan's near post to give the home side a fortuitous equaliser.
Looking for that elusive winner the home side tried in vein but time ran out on the home side who have now seen just one point from a possible six put on the board and give the chasing pack hope that they can be caught.
Billy Fox was pleased with his side coming away unbeaten. "It's done more for us than it has for them. I couldn't see us losing it and we may have edged it in parts but overall perhaps a point apiece was right but having lead twice you have to be slightly disappointed that we didn’t win it.
"Today we didn't stop the crosses into the box as well as we have been doing in recent weeks and the way we conceded the 2 goals was disappointing but it's another point towards the first target of 76 points."
The remaining 10 games for Staveley look to have some tough challenges ahead with Handsworth twice, Pontefract, Louth and Askern Villa but 3 of the bottom 4 have to be played as well as Bottesford twice with 5 games at home and away.
The first of these games is at home on Wednesday night against Handsworth FC who have recently signed a host of experienced Unibond players to try and resurrect a late challenge for promotion.
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