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In-form Earlswood Town stretch their unbeaten run to nine games

Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons 2-3 Earlswood Town

Earlswood Town made it nine games unbeaten on Saturday, coming home with all three points from a successful away day at Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons.

Match winner Tom Kinsey. (59873627)
Match winner Tom Kinsey. (59873627)

Goals from Joe Tobin, Mikey Bridges and Tom Kinsey lifted the Earls into joint third in the Midland League Division Two table.

The Earls started brightly and on two occasions they thought they had taken the lead within the first 30 minutes but Mikey Bridges and Ryan Froggatt both saw ‘goals’ ruled out for offside.

However, the visitors’s pressure finally paid off in the 33rd minute. Some lovely link-up play between Dan Smith and Louis Bridges saw Tobin played in behind down the right and drill a superb shot low into the far corner to give the away side a deserved lead.

However, minutes later with their first attack of note Boldmere equalised. A long kick from the goalkeeper wasn’t dealt with by Reece Rawlings and Reynolds in the centre of the Earls defence and Aaron O’Neill raced onto the ball and finished coolly to make it 1-1 going into half-time.

Goalscorer Tobin had to be replaced at half-time due to illness by James Wright and the home side appeared to take heart from the closing stages of the first half and started the second the better team.

This led to a change from the visitors who brought on marksman Kinsey and three minutes later in the 53rd minute the substitute made an instant impact.

His ball into the box was kept alive by Harry Street who found Bridges and the striker swivelled and struck a low finish to restore Earlswood’s lead.

Just past the hour mark the Earls moved 3-1 ahead. Reynolds’s deep free-kick was met by a giant leap from Kinsey who guided his header into the far corner.

Immediately up the other end Boldmere reduced the arrears when some complacency at the back allowed substitute Will Jones to meet a deep cross unchallenged and head home at the back post.

The visitors got back on the front foot and saw out the remaining 20 minutes with relative ease.

Earlswood take a break from league action on Saturday as they travel to AFC Coventry Rangers in the first round of the Birmingham FA Vase.

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