Deadly Dan at the double for Crown
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A deadly double from Dan Navazesh helped King Crown continue their good run in an eight-goal thriller against Boca.
Josh Karpf and Felix Shaw were the other scorers for Crown.
Sefton Monk took the helm on sunny Sunday morning and saw his Boca team fight back from two goals down to secure a point in a melee of goals at King Crown.
It didn’t take long for this eventful game to get underway as Simon Lindall got taken down yards from the penalty area, but much to the surprise of the Boca faithful, the referee decided to leave his book in his pocket.
Boca forged ahead goal thanks to a goal from close-range from a striker looking for revenge from the challenge earlier in the game Simon Lindall.
The game was largely scrappy due to a pitch that had seen better days due to recent bad weather. With ball pinballing around.
Crown didn’t take long to get the scores level after their first chance of the game came after a handball just outside the area. Navazesh smashed home a stunning free-kick, which left no chance for in-form keeper Michael Sidloff.
Boca then regained the lead via a lob-volley from Yehoshua Silverman from just inside the penalty area. and they went into the break leading 2-1.
Crown boss Jacob Kadoch shuffled his pack at half-time, making three changes for the second half. The move paid dividneds as centre back Josh Karpf converted a stunning half-volley from outside the box to equalise.
Crown then went 4-2 up thanks to their man-of-the-match Felix Shaw, but it was Boca who finished the stronger. Parys Hammond powered a shot into the bottom corner of Crown net to make it 4-3. Boca piled on the pressure after a breakthrough from Silverman with a speculative shot from outside the area, which found its way into an empty net with the Crown keeper routed to the spot.
Boca joint-manager Sefton Monk told JC Sport: "I have mixed feelings - after throwing away a goal lead in the second half, I am very upset. But to come back in the last minutes of the game to take home a point, I am extremely pleased my players did not give up.
"A point away from home is always nice. It’s about pushing on from here, with three home games to come we hope to finish the season on a high."
Crown boss Jacob Kadoch told JC Sport: "Unfortunatly we made mistakes and got punished. Credit to Matt Tahan who played on in pain as we had made all three subs for 20 minutes.
"It was a great effort from all the boys and we know we deserved all three points."