Ware 2 Waltham Abbey 3
By Stephen King
Waltham Abbey take points in entertaining five goal affair
For the third time in four games Ware lost by three goals to two as the season begins to meander to a close but to say Ware were already on the beach would be unfair on a decent Waltham Abbey performance.
Ware started brightly with chances for Brandon Adams
, deflected over, and Dave Cowley
, shot off target.
At the other end Timothy Ogunrinde was a thorn in the hosts backline and he was first denied by a decent Gareth Madden
sliding tackle.Ben Hart
created problems going forward for Ware and one of his crosses from the right found Adams but he could not adjust his body in time and the chance went begging with Abbey breaking away and Ogunrinde trying to lob Calum Kitscha
but the effort drifted wide. Kitscha was again called into action when Darelle Russell out paced Madden but the keeper denied him with his right foot.
Ware took the lead when a wide free kick found Jordon Watson
, who had just replaced Hart, and the sub scored with his first touch. The lead didn’t last as Malik Nosike was left unmarked to head home from a corner.
Jack Stevenson forced Kitscha into a full length save from distance, the keeper palming the ball away.
In the second period the visitors soon had the lead when a shot from the left side of the box was parried by Kitscha but only into the path of the unmarked Ellis Brown who side footed home from close range.
It was soon three after Madden gave the ball away on the halfway line and Brown was released to beat the offside trap and score past Kitscha.
With a little under ten minutes remaining Albert Adu
reduced the arrears with the goal of the afternoon bending in from the corner of the box to the far corner.
It was all too little too late as Ware were unable to trouble Anthony Page and the points travelled back down the A10.