Former Bognor striker Dodd rolls back the years

Former Bognor striker Terry Dodd rolled back the years with two stunning volleys is a four-goal blast to sink Unicorn and Wick at Crabtree Park.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 12:05 pm
Terry Dodd

The Broadhurst player-manager turned an entertaining West Sussex and District Sunday League Division One Cup tie on its head with the late stunners from distance which flew past Unicorn goalkeeper Luke Munt and under his bar.

The Bognor-based side had taken the lead through an 11th-minute drive into the bottom far corner from Wick manager Tom Simmonds but the visitors, who contained a team sprinkled with players of county league standard, hit back to take a 2-1 lead before the interval.

Josh Irish and Sam Clarke scored for the Unicorn either side of another Broadhurst goal after the break to make it 3-3 but the game swung on a controversial penalty for the visitors, converted by Dodd before his two late strikes.

'The penalty was very unfortunate and shouldn't have been given,' said Unicorn manager Dennis Barclay. 'The next goal in such a thrilling game was always going to win it at that stage with time running out. But it was a fantastic match to watch after so long in lockdown and those two volleys from Terry were unbelievable. Hats off to him, it was a reminder of why he played at a really good level for the Rocks.'

Unicorn now face Goring on Sunday knowing they must win big to stand any chance of reaching the final.