Norsemen 7 – 3 Carshalton
After a good start last weekend, we were expecting another tough game against Carshalton who also started off their season with three points.
We started off brightly missing several chances with our attacking players often deciding to go solo instead of finding the final killer pass. Carshalton then come into the game slightly often looking dangerous from set pieces, especially the long throw.
After twenty minutes of good sustained pressure the deadlock was finally broken. A great corner from Laurence Connolly of course found James Bex to make it 2 goals in two league games for him.
A strong 40 minutes see us playing some good stuff. However the last five minutes of the half see us continue to try and play from the back, inviting pressure. Everything become a bit frantic and led to a great one on one save from club captain Jack Robery on the back of a 50/50 offside call give in the advantage of the away side.
1-0 to Norsemen at half time.
An edgy start to the second half see the introduction Charncey Dash along with Tyrese Reynolds just starting to find the rhythm of the game after coming on in the first half. But it was Carshalton to strike first after we lost the ball and our midfield all caught high up the pitch. A good counter attack move from the visitors, 1-1.
After this we picked up the tempo and never looked back with the substitutes making a good impact.
Max Harrowell put up 2-1 up after two great long passes, first from Jake Lawrence across field and the second from George Barton crossing back into the box for Max to finish with a great header.
Tyrese made it 3-1, with George getting his second assist of the match with a through ball, Tyrese just beating the keeper to the ball.
Another good save from Jack saving a close range volley at a key point in the game kept the score at 3-1. But then some good work first from Gavin Suddell and then Chris Morgan see Tyrese score his second and third.
Goal of the game then come from some good team play finally finding Charncey to dink a ball into Alfie Lloyd who chested down for Tyrese to smash home on the volley claiming his fourth!
The scoring ended with Charncey deliberately spinning the ball round the oncoming centre half and then smashing past the goalkeeper.
Two goals conceded from corners amongst all that will see us with plenty to work on in training!
Man of the match of course goes to Tyrese Reynolds. Scoring four goals for the first team at the age of 19 is some achievement. Well done Tyrese and well done to the boys, on to the next one!