After weathering early Graham ST pressure Arnold took the lead on 17 mins with a smart finish from last week’s scorer Curtis Millward after good work from Dillon Bird.
Unfortunately for the Eagles that was a good as it got. Similarly to last week we conceded almost immediately with Bhupinder Aieten heading in from a corner. Three minutes later the visitors went ahead when Bradley Scard headed home from close range. With half an hour played, Scard was on the mark again, this time firing past home keeper James Elliott with four defenders failing to block his path to goal.
Arnold actually responded well with first Connor Winstanley missing a guilt edged chance when through on goal, before further chances from Bird and then Jordan Knight hit a sweet volley that the keeper did well to tip around the post. H-T 1-3
Into the second period and Prims went even further ahead on the hour mark, Brandon Gwinnutt heading home from a corner – the header had no power, but was well directed, missing all of the home defenders on its way into the back of the net.
Michael Fitzhugh forced Prim’s keeper Fretwell into making a couple of saves midway through the half, he then fired over when he was picked out unmarked at the far stick. Things got worse for Arnold with 10 to play, sub Dom Wilkinson stabbed home from close range with his first touch! Kurt Dallison added the final nail in Arnold’s coffin on 85, firing across Elliott from the corner of the box.
Prims were then awarded a penalty after Joss Whitely was guilty of upending a Prim’s player in the box. The Arnold no. 5 received a red for the offence. The penalty kick was well saved by Elliott. F-T 1-6
Lots for the Eagles Management to think about before Tuesday night’s trip to Clipstone FC…