FOOTBALL: Purton end Headington's unbeaten record
3:14pm Sunday 29th September 2013 in Sport
Bluefin Sports Insurance Challenge Cup 1st Round
Headington Amateurs 0
PURTON progressed to the second round of the Challenge Cup thanks to two second-half goals in a hard-fought encounter at Headington, writes Alan Eastwood.
Blaine Fitzgerald and Steven May were absent from the team through injury and work commitments respectively and new signing Chris Rivers, from Malmesbury Vics, joined the squad on the bench.
The game itself was littered with fouls and although there was endeavour by both sides the first half was a drab affair, while Purton also lost Joe Dorey after just ten minutes with an ankle injury.
The second half was more competitive. Purton took the lead after 64 minutes following a Campbell corner that saw Coole stoop to head in at the far post.
Minutes later, Campbell broke free but ballooned the ball over the bar and, on 71 minutes, Rivers shot narrowly wide as well as having a shot blocked.
Headington, who had not lost a game this season, hit back and only two good saves by Purton keeper
Stevens in the last ten minutes kept them at bay.
Three minutes from the end, the Headington keeper came forward for a corner but he was stranded when Stevens saved and made a long kick downfield which Wyatt collected before getting the better of two defenders and
sliding the ball into a vacant net.
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