Report: USW 6th 5-4 Royal Agricultural College

Pic: Tom Lea

By Luke Hawkins

USW 6th staged a dramatic second half comeback to claim a 5-4 win and record their first three points of the season.

With only a point to their name thus far, the victory was long overdue – and arrived in fairly dramatic circumstances, with USW overhauling a 4-2 deficit in a crazy final half hour.

Chibuike Anene opened the scoring for USW in the 14th minute when he ran onto a through ball that split the defence and slotted into the bottom right corner from close range.

He was on the scoresheet again just before the half-hour mark, but before that Royal Agricultural College (RAC) had equalised through Lucas Lingham.

It was 2-2 at the interval as Keelan Hale again levelled for RAC, and then in the opening period of the second half things appeared to be slipping away from USW.

Keelan Hale then equalised for Royal Agricultural College causing frustration in defence for USW.

First RAC’s Rob Skyme scored with a towering header from a corner and then he set up another for George Moore from a free-kick. At 4-2 down it looked like curtains for the hosts.

But not a bit of it. Fifteen minutes of good possession paid off for USW when Billy Simpson struck a low, hard free-kick underneath the RAC wall to bring the score back to 4-3.

Just three minutes after the restart Simpson ran down the left-hand side of the pitch, a couple of RAC players before laying the ball off to Alham Baduru who couldn’t miss from close range.

With the game at 4-4 USW pushed on rand when the ball found its way to Simpson again after some deflected efforts he did well to stay composed and convert the winner from inside the box.

The strike sparked some understandably animated celebrations and USW will attempt to repeat the trick against Bath Spa next week.