Campion AFC vs East Yorkshire Carnegie
Campion Dig In To Earn Three Points
It was another successful Wednesday night at home for Campion yesterday, with a home win against East Yorkshire Carnegie.
East Yorkshire Carnegie came into the fixture 5th in the league after a mixed start to the season, Campion were looking to bounce back after a cup exit in the FA Vase at the weekend.
It was a solid start from the home team, playing good football and creating plenty of chances in open play, however they broke the deadlock from a set piece with Aidan Day heading in from a corner. After the goal Campion remained dominant for the rest of the half, the away team remained a threat when they did get forward however, with a few dangerous attempts from distance.
Just before the half time break, Campion got a well deserved second goal, Kieron Batey with a tidy chipped finish over the Carnegie keeper.
The home team remained dominant as the second half began, Dan Cunningham was fouled after receiving the ball in the box, and Robbie Graham coolly put the resulting penalty into the top corner. Campion were 3 – 0 up and cruising towards another home victory.
The away side gave themselves hope on the ’72 minute, Webb slotting home, inspiring his team to what would be a strong finish. The comeback was truly on in the 80th minute after Walker smashed the ball in from a similar angle.
Campion remained resilient however, and dug in to earn three important points.
Manager James Bicknell identified a good performance overall from Campion – “We did well in patches of the game, however we took our foot off the gas after we went 3 up. They got the next goal and we seemed to lose our shape, but we dug in and showed good character to get 3 points.”
Director of Football Andy Shepherd also commented on the final half hour of the game, “at 3 0 up we should have managed the last 30 minutes better but we are still learning as a team”. Shepherd acknowledged the desire that East Yorkshire Carnegie possessed right up till the final whistle “full credit to East Yorkshire Carnegie they never gave up and kept creating chances. I expect them to be challenging for a play off place come the end of the season”.
Campion will be satisfied with the character shown to hang on to another three points which gives them breathing space in their 3rd placed position in the league, 6 points above Rossington Main in 4th.
Campion are at home again on Saturday 14th September against 19th placed Glasshoughton Welfare