March 21, 2019

2018 HIGHLIGHTS: Shrivenham 6 Ardley United 6

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You don’t get many 6-6 draws but we caught one on camera at the start of last year when Shrivenham and Ardley United met. This is our next 2018 Highlight.

Shrivenham got off to a poor start in this top of the table clash when Ardley’s man of the match Connor Harris beat Connor Johns from a free-kick on the edge of the box on seven minutes.

A well-worked counter attack hauled Shrivvy level three minutes later, Petrie getting the finishing touch after good work from fellow strike partners Jamie Prictor and Josh Morse.

Ardley dangerman Harris struck again on 15 minutes to fire his side 2-1 up, the pint-sized midfielder slotting home another fine free-kick.

Harris turned provider for Ardley’s third goal after his ball over the top forced a mistake out of Aaron Dainton and Troy Bryan looped the ball over the advancing Johns.

Ardley then made it 4-1, Harris again playing a part in the build-up before Bryan finished from close range.

Shrivvy then grabbed a crucial lifeline when Prictor raced onto a loose ball to coolly slot home and reduce the deficit to 4-2 at the break.

The hosts started the second half well and made it 4-3 on 50 minutes when Prictor’s through ball found Petrie and the young striker dinked the ball over the onrushing keeper.

However, less than a minute later Ardley made it 5-3, substitute Alex Feaver taking advantage of more slack defending in the Shrivvy box to coolly side foot past Johns.

Prictor then got Shrivvy back into the match on 55 minutes, firing home from the edge of the box after a fine Petrie knock down.

Mani Roper then struck the post for Shrivenham before the influential Hale volleyed home an equaliser from the edge of the box, Petrie adding another assist to his name.

Shrivvy though were guilty of undoing all their good work once again after a poor back pass gave possession immediately back to the visitors and Feaver slotted in Jordan Moore to put Ardley 6-5 up.

A strong final 15 minutes from Shrivenham though eventually resulted in a leveller with five minutes remaining after Hale was brought down in the box.

Hale took the penalty himself, coolly slotting home and Shrivvy were unlucky not to steal all three points at the death when Petrie’s fine effort was deflected agonisingly wise.

Watch this amazing game back by clicking on the video below.

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