After the long half term break fitness levels were not what they were, and with the mystery bug that took out some key players on the day of the match we were always going to have a tough job against the A and B teams of the opposition. The C team played first and almost entirely thanks to some heroics from Luca Lopalco in goal we reached half term at 0-0. Harry Lee played up front with Toby Addison, and thanks to some good supply from James Workman and Oli Clarke in defence they had a couple of golden opportunities and were only denied by some fine goal keeping. In the second half we continued the good work initially and were unlucky to concede a first goal to a very good strike from the edge of the box. Our heads went down, and they quickly netted a second from a defensive catastrophe, but after that we got our act together and were unlucky not to score a consolation goal towards the end. The winless season continues, but the skills are coming, and I remain eternally hopeful of achieving it!
The Colts D suffered from the bug and lost a couple of players up to the Cs, but they were quickly and enthusiastically replaced by Inder Paller and Josh Higgs. There were not many highlights in the game that was played in a fairly scruffy manner and we were suddenly found ourselves 0-2 down at half time. All the boys did their best, but struggled to find each other with passes in open play, and unfortunately the strikers did not receive enough quality balls with which to work, so did not have many chances. I think to lose 0-2 against a team with some quality players was not a bad result, and I will take man of the Match Inder Paller’s massive 50 yard volley as my highlight from it, as well as Henry Hammond recovering from an unfortunate face volley from an aggressive clearance from Elliot Bailey, and after only a couple of minutes he was back on the pitch and doing his best to exploit the large open spaces!
A good try boys, well done!