The Knights went into Saturday’s game with their heads held high, hoping to carry on last week’s brilliant performance to take away all 3 points from Old Catton.
However, the game wasn’t going to go their way, as 30 seconds from kick off, Old Catton spread the ball wide, the winger then ran with the ball to the right corner of the penalty box and sliced his cross, which in a bizarre fashion curled into the top corner.
This goal stunned Anglian, but they picked themselves up and pushed the Old Catton defence deep into their own half. The boys in white were looking strong with neat passing, tough tackling and winning the first and second ball.
The chances started to come with Adam Mallett and Matt Jillings linking up well on their debuts. A great through ball by Louie Watts saw Mallett through on goal, but his shot was hit just wide.
Anglian then won a free-kick on the edge of the area. Up stepped Craig Kiddell who curled it high over the cross-bar.
The goal came shortly after this when Mallett and Jillings played some good one-two’s, with Louie Watts passing it to Mallett on the right corner of the box. His shot curled into the top corner of the net beating the keeper brilliantly. 1-1
The chances continued to come for Anglian, but none were taken. They went into half time with a glimmer of hope that they could take away at least a point today.
However, it wasn’t to be as Old Catton pressurised Anglian in the second half, taking advantage of the slope and wind, and with a youthful squad the goals began to flow. It was not long before they scored the second goal of the game and frustration then kicked in for Anglian with 2 sloppy yellow cards being given out.
It went from 2-1 to 6-1 very quickly, with the long ball and quick strikers battling well and finishing clinically!
Despite the scoreline, Anglian still attacked well, and a consolation goal came with 5 minutes remaining, when the goalkeeper passed the ball to his centre back in his own penalty box. Louie Watts charged it down, squaring the ball to Craig Kiddell who slotted the ball home to make it 6-2.
Catton were not finished there though, as they went on to score one more goal to well and truly burry the Knights. 7-2 the final score, and Anglian will be hoping next week’s cup game will be 100 better than this game.