Scorers: Brown 3, Dudmish
The 7th’s were virtually at full strength this week as they looked to continue to build on two recent wins and make an outside push for promotion. From the first whistle we were on our game, the word’s of the old war horse Graham ringing in our ears “ we always go a goal down in the first 20 minutes”. Anyway a great hook over the top by Torq saw Andy Brown produce a great finish to put us 1 up in the first 3 minutes. Playing on the back pitch as it dries out is a bit of a lottery as the ball tends to bounce all over the place and it was as a result of this that they got the equaliser.
Despite this we never looked in trouble and continued to play some really good football by playing the way we were facing , finding the man in space and getting the ball into the area. Brown then took advantage of a great move to put us back into the lead. EBOG’s continued to attack and the two full backs in Myers and Payne were doing an excellent job in keeping our lead. Payne in particular produced an amazing clearance , after the ball had beaten Bafta Boy, by managing to get the ball over the bar when it would have been easier to score. A true defender and I know that wasn’t a fluke as in the second half when he had a shot at the oppo’s goal it went just as wide.
Unfortunately as half time approached EBOG’s got an equaliser but at least we now had the advantage of kicking down the hill. Wyn-Bennis who had incurred the wrath of the Ref in the first half by asking him how he had got his badge turned into an inspired player in the second and with Kaverne and Brown were causing all sorts of problems for the EBOG’s defence. The pressure finally told and Brown completed his hat trick. All one way traffic and it was left to young Jack to add a fourth.
We then sat back and conceded a third which although added some extra pressure in the last few minutes saw us run out worthy winners. A great performance. Bafta Boy in goal playing through what looked like a very painful back injury , but you never know when he is acting , Olly controlling the defence and he really has been one of the players of the season. Torq had his best game I have seen him play this year and with Derek controlled midfield. Tom never stopped running and his link up play was excellent. Andy Brown was skilful, fast and has a great eye for goal and apart from the same initials that is where the similarity with the current skipper ends.