Match Report Melksham 3-3 Street
A great second half comeback from Street ensured the Cobblers went home with a share of of the spoils in a pulsating game which met all the pre-match expectations. A game of two half's possibly but the game swung one way then the other and come the final whistle a point a piece was probably fair.
Street started the brighter and Harry Foster in particular was in the thick of the action. In the first ten minutes Foster sent an effort straight at the GK when well placed then couldn't quite convert a header following a Josh Wadham cross from the right. Five minutes later Foster latched on to a defence splitting pass from Lewis Tasker before pushing it past the on rushing GK and tapping into an empty net. Melksham hit back immediately and were 2-1 up after 22 mins following an after that was converted at the far post and a one on one which Tom Punchard almost kept out but the shot squirmed over the line. Tight end to the first half which ended 2-1 to the hosts.
After last years fixture at Melksham more drama was half expected and that proved to be the case. After a slow start to the second half it was Melksham that put themselves firmly in the driving in the driving seat on 55 minutes when a break down the left saw an effort come back off the post only for the on rushing player to tap home. Street didn't let their heads drop and on he hour mark it was Wadham who found a yard of space to cross for the on rushing Dave O'Hare to head home which made it 3-2. Street were now firmly on the front foot and on the hour mark, substitute Steve Murray found a yard of space at the back post to head home another excellent Wadham cross to equalize making it 3-3.
Both teams refused to settle for a point throwing men forward in search of a winner. Murray and Wadham went close when well placed and a Melksham forward whistled an effort past the post late on as the game ended 3-3.
Man of the match Aidan Chainey