By Daz Stanger
POTTERSPURY 4 GREAT HORWOOD 2
Sheppard 5 & 80 S Archer 2
Willetts 38 Bowes 34
Potterspury’s Danny Sheppard scored two goals to guide them to a 4-2 victory over Great Horwood on Saturday.
However it was Horwood who took the lead in only the second minute. Eddie Archer was fouled outside the 18 yard box and Sam Archer scored directly from the resulting free kick.
Potterspury were soon level in the fifth minute as a dangerous cross from Steve Dean was met by a powerful header by Danny Sheppard to equalise.
In the seventh minute Steve Dean was given the opportunity to give Potterspury the lead but his finish narrowly past the wrong side of the post.
Great Horwood then stepped up the pace and were the better side for the next twenty minutes.
Sam Kelly pulled off a terrific diving save which was tipped over the bar before he then went on to deny Andy Brunning with another brilliant stop.
Horwood’s Adam Armitage then saw his effort go over the bar.
Sam Archer proved dangerous from set pieces, his free kick in the twentieth minute was headed wide by Jake Hilliard.
Terry Cronin was also proving troublesome for Potterspury moving forward and creating pressure on the Horwood left.
However Kelly was commanding in the Potterspury goal pulling off another fine save from Brunning.
Horwood were unable to take advantage until the 34th minute, Sam Archer’s surging run beat a couple of Potterspury defenders and his cross was able to find Brandon Bowes who hammered home.
Potterspury again equalised shortly afterwards when from a corner Stephen Willetts powerful header flew past McStraw.
Stephen Willetts heads home for Potterspury against Great Horwood.
Steve Dean then had the opportunity to give Potterspury the lead but he shot over the bar.
Frankey Tarrant headed wide from Sam Archer’s corner just after half time as Great Horwood started the second half by applying more pressure.
Tarrant then had his header cleared off the line in the 53rd minute from Eddie Archer’s cross. There were appeals that this went over the line however this was overruled.
Potterspury proved more dangerous from set pieces.
Lee White gave Potterspury the lead in the 58th minute when his free kick from outside the 18 yard box beat the wall and McStraw in the Horwood goal.
Frankey Tarrant went close for Horwood as they searched for the equaliser after a teasing run by Sam Archer.
Potterspury stretched the lead further in the 80th minute as James Golding’s free kick outside the box was headed in by Danny Sheppard to seal victory for home side.
1. Sam Kelly 2. Mo Page 3. Dean Lydon 4. Michael Crook
5. Stuart Deeble 6. Danny Whitefield 7. Danny Sheppard
8. Steve Dean 9. Rick Worsfold 10. Lee White 11. Steven Willetts
12. James Golding 14. Ollie Whittome 15. Lewis Remon 16. Mark Mickley
1. Ian McStraw 2. George Katkov 3.Terry Cronin
4. Jake Hilliard 5. Terry Archer 6. Eddie Archer 7. Andy Brunning
8. Sam Archer 9. Adam Dixon 10.Brandon Bowes
12.Dale Armitage 13.Frankey Tarrant 14.Steve Brunning
15. Stuart Parker 16. Darren Sirrett