Monday 12th September 2016
LAST MINUTE HEARTBREAK!
Sherborne Town 2 Bitton 2
Sherborne Town were dealt a cruel blow with 15 seconds left on the referee’s watch as Bitton claimed a draw.
A Friday evening transfer saw Kris Hastings return to the “Zebras” from Bridport and he took his place in the centre of the defence.
Sherborne started the brighter of the two struggling teams; Bitton who are one place above the hosts in the table found the going hard as Sherborne applied the early pressure.
After 12 minutes the home were rewarded when Kris Hastings headed in from close range to the delight of the home crowd.
Pete Ireland flashed a shot across the goal missing the far post by inches after 28 minutes.
Bitton started to create chances of their own, but Sherborne defended well as halftime approached.
What ever was said at halftime in the Bitton dressing room stirred them and after only 4 minutes of the restart a low cross across the six yard box was slotted into the Sherborne goal.
With the game all square both teams rode there luck as chances fell to each team and defenders were making desperate clearances.
With 20 minutes to go Pete Ireland fired a delightful ball across the box between goalkeeper and defenders and was met by the hard working Sam Farthing who made no mistake.
As Sherborne tried to hang on for their first win of the season Bitton were not to be denied and with 15 seconds to go they broke the hearts of players and supporters alike when they equalised following a goalmouth scramble.