There’s never a dull moment these days at the AJN Stadium. In a crazy first half, Keynsham went two goals up in eight minutes but found themselves 4-2 down at half time.
In the fourth minute the home side took the lead when a corner from the right was headed back across the area and found Tom Knighton five yards out and he made no mistake in finding the back of the net. Three minutes later Keynsham went two up. Craig Wilson brought the ball 25 yards along the left-hand touchline, cut inside and passed the ball along the goal line, for it to be turned in by a hapless Cribbs defender. Keynsham could have increased their lead still further just two minutes later when Craig Wilson had a good shot saved by Kieron Hodges in the visitors’ goal
But just three minutes after that Cribbs were back in the game, when a shot from the inside left position by Jordan Vincent beat Ash Clark in the Keynsham goal at the near post. The visitors were level on 20 minutes when the ball cruelly ricocheted from a clearance by Jordan Anstey off an adjacent Cribbs played and found Ed Harrison clear of the Keynsham defence and he slotted the ball home. The home crowd were stunned only another five minutes later when Cribbs took the lead, Vincent converting a corner, seemingly unchallenged. Late arrivals, due to traffic problems around Longwell Green, Willsbridge and Keynsham, had missed five goals. However, they were in time to see Cribbs increase their lead before the interval when Harrison waltzed through the home defence to add to their misery. Keynsham could have clawed some of Cribbs’ advantage back just before the break but Mike Grist header over when well placed
Keynsham brought on Sam Downes for Tom Knighton on 57 minutes and just a minute later Harley Purnell shot wide from 25 yards out. A further minute after, Cribbs went three up when a cross from the right found Harrison five yards from goal, with more time and space than Dr Who in his Tardis, to control the ball and complete his hat-trick.
That prompted a double substitution with Ben Harris and Steff Lee replacing Matt Long and Craig Wilson. However, the home side rarely looked like get back into the game. A Ben Harris pass did find Matt Brown at the near post but he could not find the vital touch to turn it in.
Keynsham have now scored 11 goals and conceded 15 in their last four matches and their supporters can only wonder what will happen next when Bridgwater are the visitors on Tuesday.
Star man: Ed Harrison (Cribbs)
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