Sheppey United 3-3 Glebe
It was a real game of two halves at Holm Park as Glebe raced into a 3-0 advantage by the break, only to see the hosts peg them back in the second 45 minutes.
Jamie Philpot headed the first early on before Ryan King Elliott made it 2-0 on 24 minutes. Philpot added a fine third giving The Foxes a decent lead at the half way mark.
Sheppey were not going to give up their unbeaten league record easily though. Especially not to a promotion rival.
Liam Gillies got their first and Ashley Sains reduced the deficit further around the hour mark.
Jefferson Aibangbee completed the comeback with 10 to play and Sheppey had chances to win it before the final whistle was blown.
With both dropping points, Chatham Town’s big win at Tower Hamlets has seen them divide this pair with the 3 of them looking to be the ones best positioned to compete for the 2 promotion places on offer this season.
“What a game of football. First half we were exceptional and had total control of the game, looked like we could open them up relativetely easy.” said Glebe boss Harry Hudson after the game.
“At half time, gave the wrong information to the boys about trying to be more compact and solid for the second half which obviously didn’t work so we’ll take full responsbility for that.”
“Having said that, the goals we’ve conceded… The 1st one was from a throw in we’ve had in their defensive third and there’s a bit of miscommuncation which they’ve broken from and scored. The 2nd and 3rd are both from set plays.”
“The game was an absolute ding-dong battle, either side could’ve won it. I think it was a great advert for SCEFL League football, some really high quality stuff on show from both teams.”
“Obviously devastated to go in 3-0 up at half time and only come away with a point but with the amount of players we had missing today and not fully fit after injuries, we have to try look at the bigger picture even with it feeling like a defeat at this time.
Match Photo Album – Marc Richards