Was a bit of a struggle getting a full squad confirmed with Bevers and Pett away on a stag in Germany, and Amico at a "wedding"!
In the end Craig Lyte and Aron white did us massive favours turning up to make it a strong looking squad.
We needed to make a better start than the previous week and Green made it clear that we needed to start fast. With Ibis battling relegation this would be no walk over!
It was a tiny pitch that was very bobbly which helped even it up.
We looked the better team in the early exchanges, but a series of errors led to Ibis's only chance of the game which there number 10 dispatched very well past Nick who was standing in for Dan who was running late. Nick was also gloveless as well, not the best of starts!!
We huffed and puffed and had a few decent chances, Green with the best of them after good work from Joe B.
But nothing really was clicking and the half died out without much incident.
We went in at half time 1-0 down all knowing that we had not played well, and if we had any designs on promotion or actually winning the league we would have to up our performance massively second half.
That we did!
Ricky, Deano, Porky, and Ross led the way closing down there midfield forcing mistakes out of them which put us on the front foot.
Joe B played well holding the ball up everytime it was played to him, which led to the equaliser. Great work form porks on the left then a neat flick from Joe B put Rossy through, Ross allowed the ball to bounce across his body then finished well from close range.
The 2nd goal was slightly comical, Green had taken 100's of corners free kicks and we had a number of free headers we just couldn't put away. So with the wind in our favour Green sent a swirling corner in that swerved straight into the net, Ricky did get his head on it but was clearly in the net already.
Nice try Ricky, and obviously the whole team really wanted the goal to be Ricky's.... Thanks guys!
30 for the season now for Green!! ;)
We then had a number of chances with Joe B going close, amongst a host of other chances.
Then porky burst into life cutting across their back four flicking the ball over the last defender and poking home to seal the points.
2nd half was not faultless but we showed guts, and gave them no chances.
Joey, bry, nick and Lyte/pooch shut up shop and gave Dan a free ride 2nd half.
Best player on the pitch by a mile was Ricky Williams.
The good news then flowed in that parkonians and Alexander Park had lost with actonians only drawing.
With 3 games left promotion is now firmly in our hands, with still the possibility of winning the league.
Great win not playing well, now on to the next "cup final" away at crouch end next week.
We CAN do this boys WALK TALL