Team Sloth come back from two down to take a point in a fierce encounter

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A last minute wonder-goal from Jack Taylor salvaged a point for Sloth as they came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with the Uni 6ths.

Taylor’s long range piledriver and an equally impressive strike from Lewys Thomas proved to be enough for Sloth to take home a share of the spoils.

Taylor said: “When the ball came to me there was only one thought in my mind really.

“I saw the gap open up in front of me and just put all my weight behind the shot. Luckily for me it flew into the net and we’ve managed to gain a point from the game.”

6ths captain Rich Fulton bemoaned the loss of all three points, but said his side could have done nothing about the two Sloth goals.

“I’m disappointed that we lost our two-goal lead but I can’t take much away from my defence because the two goals we conceded were both really good strikes,” he said.

“Perhaps a draw was a fair result on reflection.”

The 6ths started the game strongly and scored after five minutes when Josh Kirby got his head on the end of a free kick hit deep into the area.
Before Sloth had a chance to regain some composure, the 6ths added their second of the game, again from Kirby.

A long throw was helped on into the Sloth box by Paul Gregson and Kirby was there on the end to score his second header.

It was followed by controversy soon after as a Sloth ball was seemingly handled outside the area by 6ths goalkeeper Eric Antunes.

Referee Daniel Lewis gave a free kick to Sloth but ruled Antunes did not handle the ball deliberately and did not produce a card.

Sloth made their feelings known but Lewis waved the protests away.

From the ensuing set piece, James Mahoney failed to test Antunes as his near-post effort was comfortably saved.

The second half saw a number of feisty challenges being put in, with referee Lewis producing a yellow card for Sloth’s Gwenallt Jones for a late challenge.

Sloth gained in confidence as the second half wore on and pulled one back when Lewys Thomas hit a 25-yard drive beyond the reach of Antunes.

Taylor then equalised by drifting past two tackles before driving his shot into the bottom corner.

Team Sloth 2 – 2 Swansea University 6ths

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