Clacton 1 Uni of Essex 1

Division 3SE Clacton 1 University of Essex 1 Clacton put in a solid performance, but failed to capitalise to gather all three points. The Seasiders had the early pressure, but with the visitors first attack they found the back of the net to take the lead.

Division 3SE

Clacton 1 University of Essex 1

Clacton put in a solid performance, but failed to capitalise to gather all three points.

The Seasiders had the early pressure, but with the visitors first attack they found the back of the net to take the lead.


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Mike Key was a virtual spectator in the Clacton goal with sturdy performances from Peter Wright, Gavin Underhay, Colin Hook and Nick Key.

John Hambrook progressed well down the right creating plenty of Clacton attacking moves.

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The Seasiders dominated midfield with captain and man-of-the-match Carl Parkes leading the charge.

Dan Hunn and Tom Blake fed the forwards of Sam Hodge, Alex Mortimer, Densil Donovan, and Danny Clow.

Clacton equalised when Parkes drove into the circle and found Mortimer on hand to place the ball into the net for 1-1.

The Seasiders continued creating chances throughout the second half as Parkes should have gotten a hat-trick from successive short corners, missing the open post by millimetres, having one saved off the line, and when well placed with support in the circle he fired wide of the post.

Mike Key was called on to make a great save when the visitors broke away to create a one-on-one chance.

The Clacton custodian was up the task pushing the ball to safety. Hodge had an appeal for a penalty turned down when he tapped the ball around the on rushing keeper and ending up on his back.

The visitors cheered the final whistle underlining that Clacton had let the visitors off the hook.

Next week Clacton travel to take on high fliers Plashet.

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