Our free scoring ways were brought to a halt last Saturday at Albert Road. Luckily, our clean sheet ensured that we remain unbeaten in five games.Both teams were evenly matched on the day playing a counter attacking style almost from the kickoff. Our inability to hold up the ball in their half early on meant that they were constantly on the counter attack. Their lightening fast forwards also helped this style of play but with some solid defending by Sean, he ensured that they couldn’t get close. Neither team had any clear cut chances inthe first half and anything that came close was dealt with by both keepers.
In the second half, both teams created chances, Finchleians missing a couple of good chances and their keeper denied Craig from a one on one at the other end.We took control for about ten minutes in the middle of the second half but failed to score. The last ten minutes consisted of a game of ping pong by both teamsas the ball was desperately cleared from end to end. Neither team wanted toconcede a late goal at that stage and at the final whistle both teams were happywith the rare scoreline of 0-0!
Best for AP on the day were Sean, Jack and Nathan who imposed himself well onhis introduction.
Team: Jason Smith, Chirac Shah, Derek Graham, Sean Phelan, Mike Myers,Harald Krefting (Nathan Mellows), Anthony Shaw, John Scantlebury, Jack Dudmish, Craig Dawkins, Ollie Edge.