Moneys ‘mugged’ by Bournemouth outfit

113566-599_MONEYFIELDS_SR_8/10/11'Moneyfields vs Bournemouth Poppies at Dover Road.'Miles Rutherford.''Picture:Steve Reid 113566-599
113566-599_MONEYFIELDS_SR_8/10/11'Moneyfields vs Bournemouth Poppies at Dover Road.'Miles Rutherford.''Picture:Steve Reid 113566-599
Ryan Pennery netted for Moneyfields. Picture: Neil Marshall (171026-11)

Trophy dream is over for Moneys

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Moneyfields threw away three points – conceding two goals in the last 10 minutes – in a 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth Poppies in the Wessex League premier division.

It leaves the Dover Road outfit without a win in eight matches.

Manager Miles Rutherford was stunned that his side failed to get at least a point.

‘We’ve been mugged,’ he said.

‘For the first time this season we didn’t get what we deserved.

‘I’d be the first to hold my hand up and admit when we have been well beaten by the better side but that wasn’t the case.

‘I think Bournemouth would admit that.’

The match had started well for the Copnor club.

Michael Birmingham floated a header just over the bar before Russell Rackley took advantage of some hesitant defending to score in the ninth minute.

Dan Gauntlett’s jinking run then took him into a shooting position but his effort was knocked off the line.

Pabs N’Doye also missed two excellent headed chances.

And Moneys would have taken all three points if Jake Slater had beaten the keeper, with the score at 1-1. In the end, the missed chances came back to haunt Moneys as they fell to two sucker-punch goals, either side of Slater’s opportunity.

With 10 minutes to go, Steve Enen forced the ball over the line following a goalmouth scramble.

And two minutes into eight minutes of added time, the same player glanced Keeler’s cross in off the post to snatch all three points.

‘I can’t fault the players,’ said Rutherford.

‘The attitude, workrate and effort was better than the previous couple of matches.

‘All that was missing was the result.’

Meanwhile, a late penalty sent Horndean to a disappointing 1-0 defeat against bottom-of-the-league New Milton Town at Five Heads Park.

‘Our luck is definitely out at the moment,’ said Horndean manager Dave Carter.

‘We had eight players out through injury and illness and then lost Gary Austin and Aaron Fennemore to injury in the opening 20 minutes of the game.

‘Apart from the penalty, New Milton never had a shot on our goal.

‘We hit the post three times and their goalkeeper pulled off three superb saves.

‘It was not a good day.’