Injury Hit Tooting Succumb To Folkestone

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An injury hit Terrors side battled hard at the Fullicks Stadium this afternoon for 80 minutes before finally succumbing to a high flying Invicta side that have now recorded 6 straight wins to lift themselves into 2nd spot in the Bostik Premier League table.

Tooting started the game in promising fashion, taking the attacking initiative with Danny Bassett looking dangerous down the right and Chace O’Neill looking to make things happen from the centre of midfield. However it was the home side that went in front on 7 minutes with what was their first attack of the game, when a poor clearance from the Tooting backline went straight to the feet of Ian Draycott who gratefully accepted the gift and returned the ball goalward, past Matte Pierson and into the back of the net. Tooting then endured a nervy 20 minutes or so as Folkestone, buoyed by their goal, stated to press forward more, looking to increase their lead. However the Terrors weathered the storm and on 39 minutes, drew level when Danny Bassett latched onto a first time pass from Omar Folkes and sent a 20 yard effort, also struck first time, curling over and past Tim Roberts in the Invicta goal

As the second period began, Folkestone looked to press home their home advantage with far more of the game being played in Tooting’s half of the pitch however of combination of poor finishing and determined defending ensured that the teams stayed on level terms. That was until the 80th minute when a sweeping end to end move from the home side carved open both Tooting’s midfield and back four and ended with a low, well struck shot from Ian Draycott that threaded its way into the bottom corner of the goal via the inside of a post to give the home side the advantage. Four minutes later, as Tooting pressed forward in search of an equaliser they lost possession midway inside the Folkestone half, and another quick break forward saw the home side double their lead with a well struck shot from Adam Yusuff. 

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