Parkes Hotel Football Club v Wanderers
The much anticipated derby between Wanderers and Parkes Hotel, had a bit of everything for the fans. A good strike, two penalties, cards and some heavy challenges.
Parkes Hotel started the game strong and created some strong chances at the start, through some excellent through balls to Sam Standen and Kyle London. Parkes Hotel though they scored when Kyle London rocked one into the cross bar. Wanders weathered the storm and started to create a few chances of their own.
The score line was broken when Wanders received a penalty after a miss time challenged from defender Malcolm Bruce. Wanders scored a second goal after a quality strike from Morgan Powter, taking the score to 2-0. Parkes Hotel had a penalty shout late in the second half, when midfielder Kyle London appeared to have been fouled in the penalty area. The score line remained 2-0 at Halftime. Parkes Hotel had an injury concern for captain Dan Gordon who hobbled off late in the half after a heavy challenge from the Wanderers.
The second half was much like the first with Parkes Hotel starting strong and creating some good chances. Parkes Hotel as awarded a penalty, which was unfortunately was successful, leaving Wanders in a commanding position. Parkes Hotel was awarded a second penalty after a handball in the box. This penalty was converted by Peter Batt on the second attempt after a retake was awarded for encroachment on the penalty area, setting up nail biting finish. Wanders had some chances to make it 3-1, with the Parkes Hotel backing scrambling well and preventing this from happening. Parkes Hotel also had some chances late to snatch a draw but couldn’t convert them. The scoreline finished at 2-1, with Wanderers taking the win.