OUAFC in 9 Goal Thriller

It was raining goals when the Blues football team visited Lincoln University on Wednesday

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The Blues grabbed another late winner to emerge 5-4 victors in an incredible match away against Lincoln University.

The result puts them top of the BUCS Midlands 2A league with a maximum possible six points from the opening two games. It was their second successive away victory, after sinking Oxford Brookes 2-1 with a last gasp winner last week, and the team remain unbeaten since March.

Alex Biggs called the score line “FIFA-esque”, and described the match as an “attritional battle of long balls on a small, boggy pitch. It looked like both teams might score every time the ball arrived in either box.

“We started slowly and paid the price, conceding an early goal. A Casey O’Brien header from a corner- his first competitive goal for the Blues- drew us level, but we were soon to fall behind again, failing to win the second ball in our box.

“Sam Donald’s clever lob five minutes before half-time brought us level again and, with it all-square at half-time, the game was balanced on a knife-edge.

“We were to go behind twice more, failing to deal with set-pieces and the pace and hold-up play of Lincoln’s number nine up front. Twice more we equalised, Julian Austin scoring his fifth goal in five games with a rasping finish from the edge of the area to make it 3-3, before Ed Grimer shot high into the roof of the net from a narrow angle to make it 4-4 with ten minutes remaining. It was his first goal for the Blues.

“The absurd game had not finished yet; we snatched a late winner, our superior fitness and determination shining through. An Ant Beddows free-kick was cleverly guided home by Man of the Match Ben May with a back-header, carrying his goalscoring form for Exeter College into uni football.”

Having taken victories from two tough away trips, the Blues have the perfect platform for the season. Their next match is at home against Loughborough University 4th XI next Wednesday.