Corday helps Trojans fight back for draw
Boulevard 2 Somerset Trojans 2
Justin Corday scored goals either side of half-time to cancel out a first-half brace from Kamali Davis as Somerset Trojans fought back for a draw away to Boulevard at Lord’s.
“I thought we were the better team in the early stages of the match, so I was disappointed with the lapses that led to the two goals,” said Somerset coach Danvers Seymour Jr.
“But I am happy with the team’s response and the fight they showed to get back in it.”
The visiting side enjoyed the better of the chances in the opening 20 minutes.
First, Jadan Ratteray-Smith found himself in on goal when a miskicked clearance fell into his path, however, his tame effort went straight into the arms of goalkeeper Ronniko Burchall. Jaz Rattery-Smith would then be denied twice in quick succession. Malichi Jones was the next to walk in on the goalkeeper in peculiar fashion.
The ball had been played out of bounds by Boulevard so that a player could receive treatment. Somerset looked to be kicking the ball back to Boulevard on the restart but Jones had other plans. The midfielder ran onto the ball behind the unsuspecting defence but the goalkeeper was once again off his line quickly to smother Jones’s half-hearted attempt. Davis made the visiting side pay for their wastefulness. He first latched onto a cross from the right from Aldonte Smith, creating space for himself with a neat first touch and driving hard and low to open the scoring.
Ten minutes later he outdid himself with an even better goal. Receiving a pass, he was able to outwit his defender with a clever turn, and then sidestep the goalkeeper before finishing into an empty net.
Somerset were then thrown a lifeline, when just before the half, they were awarded a penalty for handball. Corday stepped up and buried the penalty to pull one back. Corday popped up again on the hour mark. After receiving a cross from the right, he settled the ball nicely with his first touch and curled his effort from the edge of the box into the far corner.
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