JK Silvertown net late on to salvage thrilling draw with Flamengo

PUBLISHED: 14:00 04 October 2018

JK Silvertown face the camera before playing Flamengo (pic: JK Silvertown).

JK Silvertown face the camera before playing Flamengo (pic: JK Silvertown).


Essex Sunday Combination League Division One: JK Silvertown 5 Flamengo 5

JK Silvertown had to settle for a point in the Essex Sunday Combination League Division One at home to Flamengo.

After winning 5-3 against Uplands on September 22, the Lyle Park club scored five again on Sunday, but could only draw the game.

Silvertown went into the clash as underdogs, but they took an early lead as Bradley Drisdale scored from a corner kick.

This, unfortunately, saw Flamengo wake up and they scored twice in quick succession to go ahead.

A fine finish by Johnnie Offei levelled things up at half time though, and this boosted JK as they retook the lead after the restart.

Chris Wright put the hosts ahead, but back came Flamengo as they levelled to make it 3-3.

The frantic pace of the game showed no signs of slowing down and Barry Stevens found the net to once again give Silvertown the lead.

Flamengo, however, hit back to turn the game around with two goals, but Drisdale grabbed his second to earn JK a point.

Silvertown player-boss Ben Short said: “A cracking game for the neutral, but very stressful for both managers!

“It was a great advert for Sunday League football and Bradley Drisdale was our man of the match.”

Tony Incenzo, talkSPORT presenter and groundhopper, tweeted: “Attendance 16 (my headcount), teamsheet programme at Lyle Park, Silvertown on the banks of the Thames in Central London. Football grounds visited: 2,252.”

JK Silvertown: Muscat, J. Conteh, Hassan, Radford, Abouchakra, Offei, Stevens, T.Conteh, Drisdale, Wright, Morgan.

Substitutes: Heholt, Ferreira, Jenkins, Short.

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