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Re: Favourite ever NLL games

By stillmanjunior26/3 12:11Thu Mar 26 12:11:23 2020In response to Favourite ever NLL games

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As a neutral the best I've seen so far was Didcot Town 4-2 Brentwood Town, FAC4Q in 2015.
I don't think Didcot had ever reached R1 before and Brentwood hadn't for years. City were already out and didn't have a game so I got a cheap train along. Weather was foul, chucked it down all game.

Brentwood were 2-0 up early on, Craig Reid opening the scoring with a stunning lob, before Didcot pulled one back just before HT. Think it remained that way until HT. Second half was both teams properly going for it before Didcot eventually prevailed 4-2. Brentwood had a player sent off, someone saw red mist but within seconds he was basically apologising to the opponent before he disappeared down the tunnel to applause.

Didcot lost to Exeter in the next round in front of the TV cameras.

For City it's tough as there are so many. Our win over Torquay last season was great. 2-1 down, they ballooned a penalty over and we snatched two late on to win in front of 3,000+. We had an FA Trophy replay win at Margate on penalties two seasons ago which went on until 11pm. Jack Compton scored two stunners in a game packed of chances.

Also a collection of late drama. 2-0 down v Darlington heading into the 93rd minute only to draw 2-2. 2-1 win over WSM when we fell behind on 91 minutes, levelled with a penalty a minute later and then the Tyler Harvey winner from the halfway line which went viral. But I can't class it as a favourite game as the preceding 90 minutes was drab.

I'll probably go for Torquay top but second will be a 3-3 at Dover in the Southern League in Feb 2004. We were bottom and couldn't score a goal to save our lives, they were pushing in the right end of the table. We were 3-0 down in the first half hour or so, they had a penalty saved which was retaken and put wide. Second half we scored twice within the first 10 minutes but didn't create much after, until with 10 mins or so left our player boss Gary Owers thundered one in from 30 yards. Drew 3-3, we somehow finished above Dover that season but went down on the relegation play-offs for new divisions.

Right, that's 15 minutes of the day done...

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