Uni footballers fight back at Bath-time
The University of Chichester men's football first team drew 3-3 at home to the University of Bath in an exciting end-to-end game in their national Premier League.
Chichester went behind to an early Bath header and were the second best throughout the first half.
Manager Danny Potter sent his team out in the second half with something to prove and they levelled the game through a penalty by Pagham FC’s Lloyd Rowlatt after the impressive Ifeanyi Onwuachu was brought down in the box.
Bath retook the lead mid-way through the second half with a well-taken free kick which beat Chi Uni and Littlehampton Town goalkeeper Luke Hutchings.
The visitors then capitalised on a mistake by Ed Sanders, also of Bognor, to make it 3-1.
Chichester started to take the game to Bath and were rewarded for their high press with another penalty. With one of the Bath players dismissed for his second yellow card, the penalty was converted again by Rowlatt.
Chichester equalised in the dying minutes through Onwuachu.
Potter felt a point was a fair result and said Chichester showed great character to salvage a draw.
The Chi firsts are home in the league again next Wednesday (Nov 16) against Cardiff Met University (2pm) on the university top pitch.
Other notable Uni of Chi results from November 2: Women’s Badmnton 4-4 St Mary’s 1st; Men’s Basketball 47-87 Royal Holloway 1st; Women’s Basketball 35-118 Essex 1st; Men’s Football 1st 3-3 Bath University 1st; Women’s Football 3-1 Bath University 1st; Men’s Football 2nd 3-2 Reading University 1st; Men’s Football 3rd 1-0 Canterbury Christchurch 1st; Hockey Men’s 1st 3-6 Canterbury Christchurch 1st; Hockey Women’s 1st 3-2 Brunel 1st; Netball 1st 50-62 Surrey 1st; Netball 2nd 42-42 Brighton 2nd; Rugby Men’s 1st 12-47 Sussex 1st; Table Tennis Men’s 15-2 Surrey 2nd; Tennis Men’s 6-6 Surrey 2nd.
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