This Sevenoaks and District Premier League match was played at Southborough’s home ground, Yew Tree Playing Fields which was set in a pretty looking recreation ground. The ground is located at the back of the Civic Centre adjacent to the new development of living accommodation in Southborough, which lies between Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.
The weather had been wet and drizzly prior to kick off, but as the game began the sun shone brightly, although dark clouds hovered. The game opened with a fierce midfield battle, but chances in the first 25 minutes were few and far between.
On 30 minutes a scramble in the FC Revo penalty area lead to a goal and Southborough cemented a 1-0 lead.
Fc Revo came back strongly and had chances blocked by the good work of the Southborough keeper.
Half time came with FC Revo pushing hard for an equaliser but the teams went into the break with the score 1-0 to Southborough.
As the second half opened the heavens opened and a very heavy downpour began. it was going to be interesting to see how both sides adapted to the conditions.
FC Revo began as they finished the first half throwing everything at the opposition in their efforts to equalise. However on 55 minutes a break away Southborough attack led to a goal squeezing past the keeper to make it 2-0.
FC Revo struggled to refund their composure and Southborough pushed forward for the next ten minutes, having a chance cleared off the line.
Suddenly, as the Southborough team tired, FC Revo recaptured their belief. On 75 minutes Revo’s players combined to produce a clinically finished goal and pull the deficit back to one goal at 2-1.
Despite Southborough tiring and FC Revo throwing everything into their efforts to get an equaliser, at the final whistle the score remained 2-1. Southborough and Revo players looked exhausted as the teams shook hands. This was a hard fought game, in very testing weather conditions, and both teams left the pitch knowing they’d been in a battle.