Holland Sports vs First Team
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Reigate Priory travelled to Holland Sports who were sitting second bottom in the Mid Sussex Premier division having conceded 28 goals in 8 games, so it came as no surprise when just 15 minutes into the game, Joe Elbishlawi carved open the leaky Holland defence with an exquisite diagonal pass for Callum Johnson whose neat first touch set him up to calmly lift over the Holland goalkeeper with his left foot for 1-0.
Priory had now found weakness and Joe Elbishlawi replicated the same diagonal pass, which this time the Holland stopper was more alert to, but could only spill his attempted interception and Johnson was there again to tap in. Holland didn’t waste any more time and made a double substitution which seemingly helped them to settle down and enjoy a period of possession, from which they won a couple of threatening set pieces.
The first warning came from a corner which was cleared initially by Priory, but having been lofted back into the box, young Priory keeper Jacob Terry could only fumble and fortunately for Priory, the two onrushing Holland forwards couldn’t quite take advantage of the rebound.
It wasn’t long after though that Holland managed to fill the Priory box and eventually Alfie Harris was able to stab home for the hosts to bring them back into contention at 2-1.
Priory manager Dale Wyatt had decided he’d seen enough and decided to make a double substitution of his own, which seemed to steady the ship and take the visitors into half-time with a 2-1 lead. ‘The Callum Johnson Show’ was complete when, with twenty minutes to go he charged down the left-hand side once more, squaring up the Holland keeper in a 1-on-1 and instead of going for glory and a hat-trick for himself, he selflessly squared to James Long for a tap in to make the final score 3-1.