FCV produce another comeback to salvage draw against Brooke House College
FCV Academy rescued a draw at home to Brooke House College in the Central Conference League Cup thanks to a stoppage-time goal from Khalid Rahim.
The visitors took the lead early on in fortuitous fashion, when an attempted Academy clearance hammered off a Brooke House player and over goalkeeper Charley Giffen into the net.
The advantage was soon doubled, and once again in scrappy fashion - A goalmouth scramble saw the hosts putting bodies on the line to pull off blocks but the away side eventually converted.
The Academy soon hit back, though, when Josh Spencer sent a fine 20-yard volley into the bottom corner to make it 2-1 going into half-time.
In the second half, Grant Brown’s side began to push for an equaliser, but were caught out when the College broke down the right flank and worked the ball home.
After going two goals down, FCV’s second wind seemed perfectly timed.
With 75 minutes on the clock, they again reduced the margin to a single goal. Salah Ahmed and Brandon Taverner linked up well, with the former finishing to make it 3-2.
The momentum was then firmly in the home side’s favour at Borderville and, with the clock past 90 minutes, they found the equaliser.
Taverner showed sublime skill to beat his opposite man and cross, and Kenyan striker Rahim headed home to make it 3-3 with what was the final action of the match.