MENS 1s DRAW
By Ross Harrington
Another draw, another point.
Second game of the season, second away game, second draw. The Men's first team let a lead go to draw 5-5 away to Chippenham A.
Gryphons took the lead early on, with Joe Thomas making his first league appearance for the team since his return from Westbury grabbing his first goal of the afternoon. After that, things went down hill. With a new defensive setup in action and some lose defending, Gryphons soon found themselves 3-1 down. That's how it stayed until half time.
Gryphons emerged for the second half a different side and put together a great passage of play that saw them score 2 quick, well deserved goals to level the game at 3-3.
Some more lose defensive work saw Chippenham retake the lead in the middle of the second half but found another equaliser soon after.
Gryphons took the lead for the final time and went into the last 5 minutes with a 5-4 lead, but in a reverse of last week's game, conceded in the last couple of minutes giving the side their second draw in 2 weeks, but this time one that felt like a loss.
Goals from Pete Johnson, Chris Tomlinson and 3 for Joe Thomas.
Next week: Home to Taunton Vale B - 3pm start at Clevedon School.