HERTS SENIOR COUNTY LEAGUE PREM DIVISION
Eagles made hard work of beating bottom of the table Buntingford in a very scrappy and uninspiring game.
Eagles got into their stride early in the game and Joe Tyler was unhappy to see his shot from 10 yards go wide when he was well placed to score. Buntingford counter attacked and were unlucky to see a shot from an acute angle just fly past Eagles far post.
The first goal came after 17 minutes when Dami Fajobi ran into space and let fly with a shot from 15 yards which the visitors keeper deflected but failed to stop entering the net. The keeper then pushed a shot from Paul Morris wide of a post. The resulting corner was not cleared and several Eagles players try to force the ball into the net before the keeper saved with his feet. Eagles kept pressing and a shot from Cameron Omar from the edge of the penalty area flashed wide of a post.
Eagles almost got lucky with a break down the centre when the Buntingford keeper rushed out of his goal to meet Fajobi, but the attempted lob into an empty net sailed way over the crossbar and wide of the goal. Eagles had most of the possession but could not convert their superiority into goals. Buntingford relied on sporadic attacks and on the half hour equalised when a corner sailed over the head and hands of Eagles keeper Paul McGennity to an unmarked player at the far post, who had a simple job to head into an empty net.
Eagles responded and almost on the stroke of half time Fajobi headed in a cross from a few yards out after good work and cross by Lee Pateman.
At the end of a flowing move early in the second half Morris shot just wide of a post from 15 yards. A terrible mistake by the visitors keeper almost gifted Eagles a goal when he completely miskicked under pressure from Omar who gained possession of the ball but an attempt to fire into an empty goals from a few yards out was frustrated by the legs of the recovering keeper.
Eagles continued to press and as the game continued and Buntingford tired, enjoying almost all possession of the ball, but both sides seemed unable to keep possession of the ball with a series of misplaced passes. Eagles hopes did rise when Carl Williams tried his luck with a direct free kick from at least 25 yards, which flew over the defensive wall but just cleared the crossbar. Fajobi then had a great chance to complete his hat trick when he headed a corner by Morris just wide of goal when unmarked. Eagles luck continued to fail them when Fajobi took a quick