Codicote lose to PSV

PUBLISHED: 16:36 03 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:02 26 October 2009

Herts Senior County League Premier Division Park Street Village 1 Codicote 0 CODICOTE S unbeaten league run came to an end on Saturday after a narrow 1-0 loss to St Albans-based Park St Village. After picking up an impressive 10 points from 12 in their

Herts Senior County League Premier Division

Park Street Village 1 Codicote 0

CODICOTE'S unbeaten league run came to an end on Saturday after a narrow 1-0 loss to St Albans-based Park St Village.

After picking up an impressive 10 points from 12 in their previous four Premier Division games, the away side travelled back to Bury Lane empty-handed.

Codicote manager Dan Kennoy was disappointed with the result but was buoyant that his side are still heading in the right direction.

"For the unbeaten run to come to an end is disappointing," said Kennoy afterwards.

"We didn't really create any chances today, so on that evidence we didn't deserve to win the game. Neither team deserved the three points today."

Kennoy had to again make changes to his starting 11 with MacDonald, Hopkins, Spencer and Griffiths all missing from last week's home win against Sandridge Rovers.

That gave opportunities for Grant MacAree, Ross Ward and John Sneddon to regain their place in the starting line-up.

With blustery winds and a poorly conditioned pitch, the chances of the game being an epic were slim.

Codicote, however, did start the game well. Mark Anderson caused problems down the right and the home side were quick to change their formation, switching from a three-man defence to a defensive four.

Skipper Tony Wells and the returning Sneddon worked tirelessly in the middle of the park, foiling any attacking play from PSV.

With Liam Castle commanding the defence, Codicote keeper Dan Stephenson was rarely called into action.

The second half was just as uneventful as the first until the 78th minute when a hopeful cross from the left found Park Street sub Ross on the edge of the penalty area.

Ross managed to volley low across goal, the ball hitting the post before crossing the line.

"For the neutral it wasn't the best game to watch," admitted Kennoy.

"Neither team created any real clear-cut chances due to the poor conditions.

"We've slipped a league place, but a top six finish is still a possibility.

"For us to achieve that goal we will need to pick up maximum points next week against London Lions.


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