Whitenights FC 4-5 Shinfield Rangers : 26.09.15 @ KO 10:00 am
We started this game in the sun and on top of the league after two games. WFC came out strong and fast with a lot of attacks on the right flank. A lot of pace in the WFC team and their No.44 stood out as he skipped and danced around our defenders. With 5 in midfield they kept the ball in our half for most of the first 15-20 mins.
Our lads soon started to find their feet as WFC started to lose steam from their fast start. Vinay found himself with the ball at his feet, 30 yards from goal and the keeper out of position……a high lob that felt like ages to drop found the back of the net!!!! 0-1 to us. But our lead lasted less than a minute as WFC caught us off guard with a simple through ball and the score was level 1-1.
The half really opened up and both teams went toe to toe. Pete made a tactical change and brought on Dan and Jack A to strengthen our midfield. Goals from Damon and then Gazza ended the half 2-3 to us.
The 2nd half started like the first. WFC came out strong and fast but a wonderful looping pass from Damon found Gazza who put the ball in the back of the net!! 2-4. Raheim and Ellis came back on (off JackB and Gazza).
A goalkeeper error helped WFC make it 3-4 followed by some good running by their No.44 made it 4-4. The next goal had to be the winner.. very tense and either team could nick it…
10 mins to go and Gazza and JackB subbed back on… Some good defending by everyone but we kept losing the ball. A through ball found Gazza, on the right, being chased down by defenders but his shot was saved by the keeper. Then Aiden, with a great pass, found Vinay who, under pressure from defenders, found the winning goal…4-5!!!
The lads came off the pitch battered and bruised but the sun was still shining and still league leaders!!!
Well done to both teams for an excellent match.
Reported by Sanjay