Horndean United pay price for lacking ‘clinical edge’ in Mid-Solent League loss to Cowplain

Cowplain came from behind to beat Horndean United 3-2 in Division 1 of the Mid-Solent League.

By Simon Carter
Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 4:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 4:46 pm
Callum Bridle (green) was on target as Cowplain defeated Horndean United 3-2 in Division 1 of the Mid-Solent League. Picture: Chris Moorhouse
Callum Bridle (green) was on target as Cowplain defeated Horndean United 3-2 in Division 1 of the Mid-Solent League. Picture: Chris Moorhouse

Pete Snaith gave United a half-time lead before Cowplain hit back to lead.

First, Brad Yates tapped in following a goalmouth scramble and then Callum Bridle fired them ahead.

Back came Horndean with Jack Thompson levelling with around 10 minutes to go.

But Cowplain were soon back in front when Kai Reid produced a great run and cross for Connor Banks to convert at the far post.

Cowplain boss Harry Collins said: ‘It could have gone either way.

‘They were probably the better side in the first half, but we came back well and I felt we deserved it.’

Lewis Charlton, part of the Horndean management team, said: ‘I felt we had the better of the game and the chances.

‘We just lacked a clinical edge in the final third and let ourselves down with some mistakes for two of the goals conceded.’

Cowplain host East Lodge this weekend aiming to complete a double following a 3-1 win earlier in the campaign.

Both sides are locked together on 12 points from eight games with Lodge in second place by virtue of a superior goal difference.