London Falcons - 27 October 2013 (Home)
As is often the case when we play Falcons - when the names aren't picked out of a hat - this meeting was a tight affair, but the first half performance was comfortably the best football we have played all season as we continue to play catch-up following a tumultuous summer.
First blood came as a tackle from the back led to a passing move which ended with Freddie slotting home past the keeper for a deserved lead. It wasn't to last though as a Falcons free kick equalizer squirmed in, but rather than fade away from the setback, if anything we got stronger.
We had the chance to regain the lead after some neat work between Rob G and Haf down the left resulted in the former being tripped in the box for a penalty. Unfortunately, Freddie’s finish wasn't quite as unerring as previously as the ball flew just past the left hand upright.
However, 2-1 was achieved from the spot when AJ was barged to the ground in the area and Carl N stepped up to calmly pass the ball into the net after sending the keeper the wrong way. Alas, the lead wasn't to last until the half-time break, with a back post header moments before the referee's whistle.
That gave Falcons the impetus for the second half and they nearly took the lead immediately from kick-off, but the danger was snuffed out. Unfortunately for Terriers, the visitors had their tails up by now and once a third came, the fourth was always likely as we chased an equaliser.
AJ won the man of the match prize for his tireless work up front, with Carl N, Scott J and Jim B also getting nominations from the other players.
Credit to Jim H for today's match report.