Karpf denies Fortune late on

By Danny Caro, January 6, 2014

Kings Crown

3 - 3

Temple Fortune

Yoel Deal
Benji Greenblatt
Josh Karpf

Match date:
12 January 2014 10:30am
Henry Raffe

An 85th minute strike from Josh Karpf ensured a share of the spoils for King Crown in a six-goal thriller against bottom team Temple Fortune.

Fortune caught King Crown cold after five minutes but the hosts levelled just five minutes later as an over-head kick from the impressive Sacha Nusenbaum fell to Yoel Deal who tapped in to equalise. King Crown then went ahead as Nusenbaum played in Greenblatt who smashed home via the crossbar.

King Crown led 2-1 at half-time, but in the end they were left to rue a series of missed chances as Fortune hit back with two goals from set-pieces.

Karpf in the closing stages, with Greenblatt almost winning it late on.

Fortune's goals came through Gideon Wetrin, Zack Rich and Rob Jay as they collected their first point since beating AC Whetstone at the beginning of the season. It was also the first time this season that the team had scored more than one goal in a league match.

King Crown boss Jacob Kadoch told JC Sport: "It was a very harsh lesson in what happens when you don't finish your dinner. But character is massive and earning a point even though it was the least we deserved."

Fortune manager Jonathan Cohen told JC Sport: "It was a game we could have won but at least we scored three goals and finally stopped the run of defeats. I'm happy with our performance and we certainly deserved to come away with something."