Following a great deal of anticipation, the charity friendly fixture everyone had been waiting for took place on Saturday afternoon. Attendance…
Following a great deal of anticipation, the charity friendly fixture everyone had been waiting for took place on Saturday afternoon. Attendance was fantastic: a large crowd had congregated by the time both sides, sporting fantastic kits, took to the field for kick-off at 12.00pm. Fine Arts College netted two quick goals early on courtesy of Ben Wilkins, who continued to make headway down the right flank all game. However KRAN always looked dangerous and eventually pulled one back after a powerful strike from distance slipped under a startled goalkeeper. From there, KRAN piled on the pressure putting another two on the scoreboard before half-time – both fantastic strikes, the first cannoning in off the woodwork.
KRAN carried their momentum straight into the second half, which quickly became end to end stuff with goals going both ways every five or so minutes. Amongst the flood of quality however, Nick Michalias’ pile-driver from just inside the KRAN half shook the frame of the goal and left FAC in with a chance of walking away with a draw just five minutes from the final whistle. KRAN quickly put to bed any hopes the home side might have had though, and the final score was 7-4.
Amongst a whole host of star performances, Teague Andrews, Jack Mathias and Elliot Edwards all showed composure and ability and deserve particular praise. Due credit should go to all the players from both sides though, as the game proved to be more evenly matched than the final score would suggest. Some suspect efforts between the sticks from both FAC’s goalkeepers could perhaps go some way towards explaining that!
Both sides met for a post-game lunch and by the end of the afternoon they had already begun putting together plans for a return leg in Folkestone next term. Watch this space.