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.

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

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.

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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.