Sports Editor | Frankie Christou
31 October 2018 | Royal Holloway Sports Field
Mens Football’s 1stteam battled back from 2-0 down against Brighton to win 5-4 to ensure their unbeaten start to the season continues.
Brighton raced out of the traps in the opening minutes, pressing high up the field and forced Holloway into making two defensive errors which saw them go 2-0 up in the first ten minutes.
Royal Holloway responded immediately when Martin Ivanov took it round the keeper to slot home on 20 minutes, then three minutes later Harry Taylor popped up in the box from a corner to bring the hosts level.
Now on the front foot, Holloway was in search of a third and they got it immediately. Goalkeeper, Michael Mosesov launched a long ball forward which caught the Brighton defence off guard. Peter Udida latched on the end of it and audaciously lobbed the keeper from 35 yards.
Brighton then scored two minutes into the second half.
The Bears; however, again clawed themselves back in front after the break when striker, Arman Aymond scored a brace inside six minutes.
Brighton scored a consolation goal just before the final whistle, but the damage had already been done.
“I think we made it harder for ourselves, but it shows great character from the boys that we can play poorly and come out with a win at the end of it.” Said captain Dan O’Connor after the game.
“The comeback came from the realisation that this league will not just be gifted to us. The two goals we conceded were a wakeup call that shifted us into gear.
“Hopefully we can use this momentum now to keep putting pressure on other teams and win the cup games we have coming up next week.”
The victory see’s Royal Holloway sit firmly at the top of the table with maximum points from three matches.