The Lockmen slipped to a narrow defeat with a new look side from last season. The home side settled the better and lead after eight minutes with a neat finish after a clever move down the wing. The Town forced a 15th minute corner before levelling on 26 minutes with a clever finish from Ashley Francis. after he picked up a lose ball on the edge of the box and drove home. A rookes effort five minutes later was just wide before the Cottager’s keeper wa forced into a fine save soon after. In the next attack for The Lockmen a home defender cleared off the line. The lockmen conceded what would prove to be a stunning winner when they saw a 30 yard effort fly into the top corner of the net. The last kick of the game saw the visitors pass up the chance to level when they missed from the spot, a strong effort was at the perfect height for the keeper to save.
Match report by Chris Burton.