Colts F Football

13th September 2017

Within the first few seconds of this match Handcross Park had taken the lead from a mix-up in front of goal and before Matthew had settled into his new role as goal keeper.  Thereafter this was a finely balanced and entertaining match.  There were many hard-fought close encounters involving many players in a small area of the pitch but when some space could be found Nathan and Arthur cleared well, Dan and Luke pushed forwards and Harry timed his tackles well.  Alex was particularly strong at the back denying the opposition shots on goal on several occasions.  Matthew took to the role of goal keeper very well naturally coming forward to meet the ball.  The midfield general and captain for the day was Dylan and he consistently challenged for the ball whenever chances looked likely for Handcross.  It was Dylan who finally broke forwards and scored with a well hit left footed shot.  After a small reshuffle of positions at half-time the battle continued and the rain started.  We dominated possession in the second half but could not quite get the ball in the net and were unlucky to concede a very well taken goal in the last few minutes which meant the match finished 2-1 to Handcross Park.  Man of the Match for his increasing influence in the tackle as the match progressed was Harry.