“Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.”
First I want to say well done to the team for sticking with the tasks and getting a result, when we know so many times things would have gone against us in similar circumstances it was a brave and well fought effort.
The game it self was one I think all involved would say was probably our worse performance for a very long time, for those wanting to see a good example of football this was one to miss.
Although we were very much up for the game we just could not get our passing game together, perhaps it was a bit of a hang over from last weeks gallant effort at our local rivals the vamps or lack of training or other factors,
With hindsight tactically I believe I got it wrong, in so much that we played without two natural wide players, however the players who played in those areas did a good job, as I was looking to contain a well established 2 division team who came with a lot of experience.
They were a very tough team that I thought relied to heavily on individuals.
No one could quiet put the finger on as to why we did not play better in terms of our passing game.
However the mood was not a sombre one after the game, more relief as we at last got our first win and at home.
I am starting to think that we are not a home team and find the pressure playing at home a bit of a struggle, but the win will lift us and hopefully give us the spur and confidence that we need.
The goals we scored were well taken ones, Richie Hancock with a glancing header that looped the goal keeper near post, as a result of a cross that came in from Ozan.
Our second goal came from a moved created by the skipper Janno who switched the ball from left to right to Stu Johnson who delivered down the line to Leslie Manu who went on to plant the ball in the top corner, a well executed team goal.
The goal that Alleyns score quiet frankly I thought was a foul on our keeper, as I thought their player played the keeper resulting in the ball being spilled only to be pounced on by one of their players to slam home.
Overall they did deserve a goal as they had the majority of play second half.
I am pleased we showed steel and determination throughout a poor second half and it is a positive we can take forward to our next game at Civil Service I believe we stand an excellent chance to more up the table but have to show a much improved performance.
Jason Smith was my man of the match because he worked tirelessly in the middle of the park throughout his time on the pitch.
If you are wondering why this match report is shorter then usual it’s because I asked one of the subs to take notes, However never ask a boy to do a mans
job… you know who you are! When I checked the trusty note book it was very, very empty…
Carlin, Irvine, Patterson, Harrison,
Jannece, Johnson, Hancock, Smith,
Cornibert, Lett, Hyde
A quote in memory of a legend and certainly flamboyant football manager
“John Bond has blackened my name with his insinuations about the private lives of football managers. Both my wives are upset.”
Goal Scorer Richie Hancock (seated) enjoying a celebratory cuppa with Will looking on.