10 man Raleigh stun crowd with comeback

12:23 09 November 2012

Colaton Raleigh action

Colaton Raleigh action

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Colaton Raleigh fc 5,Hideaway Café fc 4 AET Devon Senior Cup 3rd Round

This was a match that Dan Corrick, 16, making his first team debut for Colaton Raleigh will never forget, writes Ken Woodsford.

Two goals down within six minutes, and playing with just 10 players for almost an hour of this match, a very special performance from Raleigh saw them come from behind three times, to snatch a win deep into extra time.

Hideaway Café are the unbeaten leaders of Division 2 of the Plymouth and West Devon Combination league. They came with a reputation as an attacking team, and their lightning quick front three simply blew the Raleigh defence away early scoring twice. Showing quality in every position, and with precision passing and possession of the ball, the visitors made life difficult for the home team.

Raleigh weathered the storm, and gradually found their way back in to the game.

Damien Armes saw a shot cannon off the crossbar, before Riki Pitter scored to make it 2-1.

Chances came and went at both ends, before Mark Pavey rose to head in a cross on the hour to level the scores. Shortly afterwards Pavey was sent off, and Hideaway scored almost immediately to make it 2-3, although their centre forward appeared to handle the ball before shooting home.

This had the effect of galvanising Raleigh, and from a good team move Pitter scored a superb equaliser.

With ten minutes remaining in normal time, the Plymouth team scored with an unstoppable free kick from fully 40 yards. Undeterred, Raleigh kept forcing the pace, and drew level for the third time when Jake Boyland brilliantly headed in a cross from the right 4-4.

Colaton Raleigh took control during extra time, playing as if they had 12 men, not ten. Tony Cox, Adrian Parr, and Boyland all saw shots narrowly wide until Man of the Match Pitter in the 117th minute, turned his marker and fired in to the narrowest of gaps to complete his hat-trick and take Raleigh in to the Devon Senior Cup fourth round. Manager Pitter said, “We only had seven fit men during extra time. Three of us were struggling with knocks, but my lads showed character, desire, passion, and an incredible will to win. They were all magnificent”

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