Article by Official TMUFC
In what should’ve been a fairly even contest between two mediocre teams, Tooting slipped to defeat this afternoon, with most of the damage self inflicted.
In a game of few clear cut opportunities, the first half appeared to be drawing to a goalless conclusion, when in added time, the visitors won their first corner of the game. The ball was floated to the back post by Nico Cotton and headed home by Sam Borrer.
Tooting began the second half strongly and looked to attack the Trawlermen down both flanks as well as through the middle. On 53 minutes, Tooting found themselves back in the game when Dominic Morgan-Griffiths drove towards the penalty area. Looking to make space for himself, he backheeled the ball into the path of Peter Wedgeworth out on the left. He then whipped the ball in at pace, across the edge of the 6 yard box from where defender Harry Barker, could only turn the ball into his own net at the far post. Tooting now appeared to be the stronger of the two sides however 6 minutes later, it was another corner to Lowestoft and another goal, this time from Matty Foy. Number three came on 67 minutes from Shaun Bammant and it then became 1-4 on 76 minutes when a good effort from Foy appeared to slip through Matte Pierson’s legs. The fifth goal for the visitors came on 82 minutes after Quincy Rowe lost possession under pressure from Foy, leaving Bammant then with the simple task of finding the back of the net. There was a consolation goal for substitute Dan Clements in the final minute of the game when he slotted the ball neatly past the keeper after bringing the ball under control about 12 yards from goal.
Photo credit: Sam Conquest