Decided to make the trip to sunny Chiswick to see the Reserve XIs first game in the top division against a good Civil Service side.
This is a very strong league and they will have to play to their maximum each week to survive. After last weeks comments about the number of players in the first and reserve team squad, I was very surprised to being only able to count ten players in blue and no subs. After half an hour our eleventh player arrived. This is just not good enough, the first team had no game, so out of 37 people supposedly in the squad we could only raise eleven players. We are going to need a lot more commitment than that if we are to achieve our ambitions.
Turning to the game our opponents were a good side and had numerous chances throughout the game but we fought a magnificent rearguard action with Jack Robery in goal having an outstanding game, amongst all this pressure we broke away and scored, then held on to this lead to win 1-0.
A great result with spirit and discipline shown by the whole team, also well refereed with no cards shown to either team.
This week is our first full Satuurday. So let's hope we can continue our good start COYN