EBOG 4s 5 – Alexandra Park 4s 4

Friendly | September 3, 2011

Scorers: Reynolds (2), Busari, Coccoracchio

Frustrating day for the 4th team away to EBOGs. Our organisation was not optimal with only 8 players turning out from the 17 selected.  Most players were late after the captain decided everyone should go to the ground direct which turned out to be not a very popular suggestion.

We passed, moved and communicated well for the first 20 minutes and having fallen behind to a sloppy goal from a corner we replied with 3 goals of our own.  Reynolds with 2 and the pick of the goals after driving into the oppo box and finishing well.  Chris was also on the score sheet which capped a fine move and a good individual performance.

However from 3 -1 up we then started to self destruct. For the remainder of the match we were poor on the ball and very poor when we were not in possession.  Aidy at the back was the only player coming to meet the ball.  Our work rate and lack of physicality was worrying and we paid the price losing 5-4 (Ben with our last goal with a good header from a corner).

A lot of players were playing out of position on Saturday so not much can be taken from the game.  Scoring 4 was a big positive but on the other hand if you score 4 you should win a game of football and we did not!

Another friendly on Saturday will no doubt see an improved performance.

Massive thanks to Andy, Eric, Chris and Gary for playing and all doing well.

4th Team / Match Reports