After a wet week and the strong chance that the away game against Alexander Park would be called off , a few calls were made to rearrange the fixture to our place. This was successful, the weather was good and everything looked positive. We had a new player in the squad, Welcome Gidion Nsiah who plays wide along with a couple of players back from injury which is needed for the run in.
The game began with both teams competing evenly which after our current dip in form looked promising, however that was soon to change. Alexander Park scored 2 goals, both of which could have been avoided with better decision making, thus putting us back in the mire. After 35 minutes embracing the roll on/roll off philosophy a change was made. Off came Alfie who was struggling with all sorts of injury problems and on comes our debut man Gidion. The substitution was inspired and we scored immediately with a scrambled headed goal from James Bex from a, well executed, Chris Morgan corner. Hopefully this will kick start James Bex on another run of goals from set pieces and concentrate him on football instead of berating the referee. Then just like that we scored a second. Another assist from Matt Roles and another goal from Gavin Suddell which takes his tally to 16. This is three behind Danny Green who has only played half a season, so Gavin you better get a run going in the last few games. Scoring just before half time is always a lift and something we needed to do to change our form around, like how we started the season!
The second half started better and it wasn’t long before we scored the decisive goal. The winner came from Gideon who was running clear of any defender, smashing the ball first time across goal into the corner after a lovely pass from Chris Morgan. The rest of the game was competitive but uneventful and another win to make it 13 out of 13 in the league. Once we scored our first goal we looked like we were back on track and the opposition heads went down a bit. We have 5 more hard games left to maintain a 100% record which would be an achievement to remember so lets keep the commitment up until the very end!
My man of the match goes to Chris Morgan who had two assists and showed his usual composure when others are rushing the game a little. When Chris plays with his head up & brings others into the game there is no better sight on the football pitch.
Garry Harrowell, First XI Manager