Alexandra Park 5s 5 – Old Stationers 4s 2

SAL Minor Div 2 North | September 27, 2014

Scorers: Wilson(3), Doddimead, Doyle

Our impressive start to the season continued with a great result against tricky opposition. Sticking to the favoured 3-5-2 formation (Van Gaal makes it look difficult) we took full advantage of an Old Stationers team that started with ten men.

We took the lead through the impressive Chris Wilson as he showed great composure and technique to finish from distance (less said about their keeper the better). Our second goal was pick of the bunch with an absolute storming run by Liam Doyle who terrorised their right hand side all afternoon, after making his way into the box, a brilliant cut back found Wilson to finish with ease.

We looked comfortable but unfortunately due to a very suspect line call by the ref, OS caught us on the break and a half volley from distance made the score line 2-1, an absolute fluke /belter of a goal for them, leaving the otherwise untroubled Sievewright with no chance!

So far we have looked very impressive as a defensive unit with the midfield three of Watson, Carpenter and Bowhill offering great protection for the back line. Whenever OS did break through the back three of Perkins, Joe Robinson and myself have looked very steady so far. Doyle and Rae worked tirelessly up and down the wings limiting any danger coming from the wings. This reminds me that no central defender should find himself through on goal one on one with the keeper, even if he has terrible Nike Mercurial boots, he shall still smash it over the bar…oh well! Dodimead once again showed his striker instincts, never a man to do anything easy it took him two bites of the cherry to put in our third (thankfully avoiding embarrassment!)

The second half got scrappy and the ref started to make some very suspect decisions, however with the introduction of the lively pair of Murphy and Newson, we were awarded a penalty for an obvious trip on Newson. Thankfully there was no Drogba/Lampard argument over the pen as Wilson stepped up to convert a mightily impressive performance.

4-1 up and it was in the bag however another belter out of no where and OS had a glimmer of hope but that was killed off right at the end by a great finish by Doyle striking from distance hitting underside of the bar!

A great win…and a realistic aim of being unbeaten for Xmas could be put into practice. A brilliant performance by all the lads…may it continue against Norseman this Saturday!

MOM: Chris Wilson (Hat trick hero) with Liam Doyle a close second!

Team: Sievewright, Perkins, Robinson, Wright, Doyle, Rae, Watson, Bowhill, Carpenter, Dodimead, Wilson. Subs: Newson, Murphy.

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