Savile United under 17’s won a hotly contested match 4-3 against Dodworth in the Huddersfield Junior Football League Division two match at Centenary Square, Thornhill.
Savile took an early lead and were dominant in the first ten minutes. But then Dodworth fought back, scoring three in the space of ten minutes to make it 3-1 to Dodworth.
Savile pulled a goal back courtesy of Qamar Farooq to make 3-2 and they nearly equalised when Hussain Kagzi forced a double save from the Dodworth keeper.
United continued to pressure the Dodworth defence but were unable to carve out any clear cut opportunities. But the pressure paid dividends when the Dodworth keeper smashed a clearance straight against his defender and the ball rolled in to make it 3-3.
Dodworth replied almost instantaneously but Savile keeper Mohammed Musa made the save. Both teams flew in with tackles and things started getting a bit heated.
Then the hammer blow for Dodworth came when Savile broke down the right hand side and the cross was headed in by Kagzi. The referee ignoring the linesman’s late flag (raised for the ball supposedly crossing the by line before the cross came in) let the goal stand.
Both teams continued to battle as tackles continued to fly and tempers began to fray. But Savile United kept their cool to win the game 4-3 at their home ground.