Loanee Green makes scoring return to Moneys

Stuart Green scored on his return to Moneyfields   Picture: Neil Marshall
Stuart Green scored on his return to Moneyfields Picture: Neil Marshall
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Moneyfields boss Miles Rutherford hailed the return of Stuart Green after the on-loan man scored on his return to Dover Road to earn a 1-1 draw against Blackfield & Langley in the Wessex League premier division.

Green, who signed for Gosport Borough in the summer, has re-joined Moneys on an initial one-month loan deal to ensure he’s getting games under his belt.

Rutherford admitted he was delighted to have the striker back and will utilise his skills for as long as he’s allowed.

‘Since he’s come back, Stuart’s been great. He gives us a little added life in the middle of the park, is a very fit lad and has scored a vital goal today,’ he said.

’He’s got some parts of his game that he needs to work on, he knows that.

‘It’s great to have him back and I’ll keep him here for as long as I can.’

Green fired home the equaliser with just over 10 minutes remaining, after Michael Durdey had put Blackfield & Langley ahead inside the opening exchanges of the second-half.

Moneys started the game the brighter and were the more dominant side throughout the first-half, with both Alfie Rutherford and Dougie Rowe squandering good opportunities.

Five minutes into the second-period, though, the visitors were ahead.

A low ball in from Josh Hanratty was neatly converted by Durdey past helpless home stopper Cameron Scott.

Blackfield, comfortable with the one-goal advantage, were sitting deep, inviting Moneys’ pressure.

With just over 10 minutes remaining, the home side’s endeavours paid off when an in-swinging corner, from substitute Bobby Scott, was met by the head of Steve Hutchings, forcing a save from Gareth Barfoot, only for Green to slam home the rebound.

Rutherford and Scott both missed good half-chances late on to snatch all three points, but boss Rutherford admitted a draw was the fair result.

‘Once we equalised, there only looked like one winner really. But on the whole, a draw was a fair result.’