FC fightback to share spoils in eight-goal thriller

Lynton Goss
Lynton Goss

Aylesbury FC came from 4-1 down to draw 4-4 in a thrilling pre-season friendly against AFC Dunstable on Tuesday evening.

Both sides looked up for a fight and the game was action-packed from kick-off with FC keeper George Zammit making a good fingertip save as early as the third minute before Jeanmal Prosper leaped highest from a corner and powered a header home to put his side ahead.

AFC Dunstable, tipped to be one of the front runners in the forthcoming Spartan South Midlands campaign, were not put off by this setback.

A series of well struck shots were all dealt with by Zammitt but there was little the young keeper could do about the penalty awarded on 19 minutes as the away team drew level. The rest of the first half saw no more goals despite chances at both ends.

The second half saw Adam Logie, Danny Murphy, Ben Stevens and Terry Dixon all introduced for their first run outs of the season and almost immediately Ben was unlucky with a header at the far post and at the other end Dunstable should have taken the lead as a shot was fired just wide of the post.

The second period appeared finely balanced before AFC Dunstable notched up an attempt to put the game out of sight with three quick goals.

First, they went ahead direct from a corner before a neat finish made it 3-1 and then a free header at the back post put the visitors 4-1 up.

With the team 4-1 down, FC turned the tables on their guests and began to demonstrate their own attacking talents. Lynton Goss ghosted in from the left and hit a shot which spun off the keeper’s body and into the net for 4-2. Ken Feyi had been extremely lively in a striker’s role and he grabbed another goal before Lynton Goss grabbed the equaliser with a low shot of real quality.