London took on Herne Bay United in the Premier League this Sunday morning. After a disappointing opener against defending champions King’s Lynn, London were keen to make amends.
The visitors started positively controlling the ball and were rewarded for their dominant display with a well worked counter attack between Arroyo and De Figueiredo who finished to put London one up.
However after a very strange decision which saw three London players sat on the bench mysteriously blue carded at the same time London were taken down to two men and the goalkeeper. From this HBU scored their resulting direct free hit and one on the power play. Despite London’s continued possession game they found themselves down 2-1 at half time.
During the break London knew that if they remained patient the goals would come and they would take the lead they deserved.
London must have had around 90% possession in the second half, not giving HBU a sniff and it wasn’t long before Nualart levelled for London. London then continued to dominate play and were rewarded with devastating efforts from Arroyo and Biancardi. At 4-2 up London just had to continue to hold the ball and they did just that. With 30 seconds to go HBU saw a lucky flick shot sneak under Milne but it wasn’t enough and London held on to a victory they thoroughly deserved.
Starting 5: Milne, De Figueiredo, Arroyo, Nualart, Biancardi, Lim, Carvalho, Seal-Driver, Maruszak (C) – Coach: Gisbert