The second half began very evenly but Jerviston were showing fight again as Sinclair showed determination to chase a backpass which put him through on goal, the eventual chance smothered by the ‘keeper as he was quick off his line.
McConnell showed more flair and composure as he controlled a long ball and smartly cut inside leaving the defender behind. His shot was only just wide of the top right corner and Jerviston were beginning to pile on the pressure again with the attacking players causing problems for the Carbrain defence.
Carbrain ‘keeper Dan Stewart kept his team in the game again as Keiran Lawson’s well placed shot from the left side of the box was destined for the net if not for Stewart diving smartly to his left to make the save.
Jerviston could not further their lead and Carbrain took the initiative, they brought themselves right back into the game on 52 minutes through Whitmore. His determination to win a header from a Kiegan McCrann cross caused problems for the opposition defence and the ball managed to loop over the ‘keeper with his fingertip save unable to stop the ball falling across the line to make it 2-1.
It did not take long for Carbrain to level. A minute later Whitmore this time was the provider as his low cross was tapped in by Thomas Andrews in what was an amazing turn of events. The momentum was against Jerviston and the final stages of the game would prove to be exciting.
Whitmore was having an increasing influence on the game and his pace was proving to be problematic for the opposition. He had another chance as he drove down the wing and his powerful shot to the near post was comfortably saved by Ben McDougall.
Jerviston were left stunned as Carbrain managed to complete their comeback. Whitmore and Andrews created and scored the goal again and their partnership was too hot to handle as Whitmore drove past two defenders with great determination and skill and his low cross was met by his strike partner who blasted it emphatically into the net to put the side that were 2-0 down 20 minutes ago ahead.
The scoreline would stay that way as Carbrain showed great fight to close out the game to claim a memorable victory against tough opposition. Their individual brilliance and team cohesion matched with desire managed to inspire them to come back against a very good side in Jerviston, who were gutted at the final whistle despite their great play and spirit.