FOOTBALL - Knowle still unbeaten after dramatic Kenilworth draw - The Solihull Observer

FOOTBALL - Knowle still unbeaten after dramatic Kenilworth draw

Solihull Editorial 29th Sep, 2022   0

KNOWLE were held to a 2-2 draw by fellow unbeaten side Kenilworth Sporting as the Solihull club twice surrendered a lead.

The Robins started well and were rewarded on 10 minutes when Owen Ward scored a magnificent free-kick from 23-yards out to leave Kenilworth goalkeeper George Woodward with no chance.

Sporting had a chance to equalise through Myles Mason before Chris Jones drew the home side level when he tapped after the ball was parried into his path by Reiss Jeavons.

However, Knowle restored their lead before the break when Cosgrove finished a cross from the right after some pinball in the Kenilworth penalty area.

The Robins were unable to add to their lead despite creating further clear-cut chances as they went into half time with a slender advantage.

And Sporting were awarded a contentious penalty on 57 minutes when the referee pointed to the spot despite the ball appearing to hit Lewis Clarke’s arm when it was across his chest from less than a couple of feet away.

Jason Evans duly scored the resulting spot kick to restore parity for a second time much to the displeasure of the Knowle players.

Both teams had chances to win the game thereafter but were unable to find the net for a third time as both teams remain unbeaten.

The result means Knowle sit fourth in the Midland Football League Division Two table.

Knowle are next in action at home to Boldmere Sports and Social Falcons on Saturday, October 1 with kick-off at 3pm at the Draintech Community Ground.


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