League RPV vs CB Hounslow United
RPV draw a blank against 10 men CB Hounslow United
RPV 0 - 0 CB Hounslow United
Date: 3rd Oct 2020
RPV Starting Line Up
Nathan Lewis (c)
Some draws feel like wins and some losses feel like draws. Tough encounters with teams of the quality that we often see in this league leave us rueing the missed opportunities but, perhaps, proud that the team have weathered a real stormy battle and come out of it with a point away from home. Vale have seen a few of these. Draws when sheer determination has rescued the 90 minutes against the odds.
Then there are the draws that feel like losses. Games when you leave everything on the pitch, play the best football you can and come away with only a point.
Raynes Park Vale struggled to create any real chances of note in the first half and struggled to test the CB Hounslow keeper. Some wayward passes and missed balls on the wings drew groans of frustration from players and fans as RPV looked to build on their solid start to the season. CB Hounslow provided a few threats upfront as the strikers looked to run behind and test the goalkeeper.
The Grand Drive pitch that can sometimes make direct football the only viable route to safety and was still in good shape from the pre-season attention but there was still too many aimless passes giving possession back to an opponent.
Late changes to inject a bit a life into affairs saw Jack Williamson make a much-needed appearance and a Hounslow sending off on 72 minutes for a last-man challenge on Sam Jordan raised the expectations that Vale could still get the three points. Towards the end of the game, James Curran had a header cleared off the line after the CB Hounslow goalkeeper misjudged a catch.
Instead 90 minutes plus extras was whistled and RPV came away disappointed that they could not capitalise on the 10 men of CB Hounslow United