Tigers roar back to finish on a high

Tansley Tigers under 15s
Tansley Tigers under 15s

Tansley Tigers ended their season with a spectacular comeback to claim a share of the points in a 2-2 draw with Brimwood United u15s.

Tansley keeper Josh Wilks was in outstanding form and foiled several attempts by the visitors in the opening period, but by half time the Tigers were trailing by one goal and looked to be suffering from a collective bout of exhaustion on the final day of the season.

The second half started in a similar vein and Tigers were soon two goals behind.

But that setback seemed to shake the Tigers into life and they belatedly started to play the brand of fast attacking football that they are capable of.

As the Tigers improved, so the visitors started to lose their composure and one ugly scene saw several of their players being booked.

Tigers pulled a goal back when Luke Bowling was upended in the penalty area and the resulting spotkick was hammered home by the trusty boot of Danny Bonsall.

Tigers were now pushing hard for the equaliser and when, once again, Matt Andrews latched onto a Jonathan Goodwin pass, there was never any doubt that the ball would end up in the back of the net.

The final minutes of this absorbing encounter saw Tansley pushing for a winner but it was not to be and they had to settle for the draw, which, in the end, was probably a fair result.

Manager Mark Andrews, with assistants Andy Coxon and Aidy Yeomans, were all pleased with the efforts of the team over the course of a long season and gave them all credit for a respectable fifth place finish in what proved to be a very tough league.