Saturday 5th November 2016
Wessex League Division One
Pewsey Vale 2 vs. Hythe & Dibden 1
Pewsey snatched a second minute lead when David Cope finished past the Visitors keeper Mitch Steadman.
The Vale was having the best of this first half and was putting the pressure on the Hythe defence and were working well to try and increase the scoreline.
Vale entered the break with a 2-0 advantage when a great cross into the box found Garreth Robb who stooped low to head past the helpless keeper.
From the start of the second half, the contest became a very scrappy affair and tempers began to surface and the referee yellow carded two Pewsey players and two Hythe players in a short space of time.
This was followed by a very bad tackle on the Vale player Jake Force-Jones that saw another Hythe player going into the refs book on the hour. As the match continued to be a very niggly affair, the referee managed to book 6 players during this half.
Pewsey were having a great match and Hythe could not stop the pressure from the Vale.
The miss of the match went to Pewsey’s Tom Ballard who with the goal at his mercy put his shot wide.
The visitors got a goal back to see the match at 2-1 when Marcel Laptas, finally beat the home keeper Sam Tuttle.
Vale’s Captain Craig Wall had a great chance on the 70th minute with a one-on-one, however the keeper denied him his scoring change.
The last 10 minutes involved some late pressure from the visitors but the Vale were able to defend strongly and hold on to a well deserved and long overdue 3 points!
Star Man: Tom Ballard.