2nd Team Vs Droitwich

Date 9 January 2016
Team 2nd Team
Opposition Droitwich
Fixture Away
Venue Salwarpe Valley Pavillion Westlands Way Droitwich WR9 0AA
Start time 12:00
Result W 4 - 0
Time played
Scorers Chris Tibble (2), Martin Jandu (1), Ricky Lally (1)
Match Report

First game back after Christmas and with the usual cobwebs to blow off and only 11 players it was a potentially difficult game.

Droitwich started well and applied the early pressure. However a good tackle from Andy Cooper and pass down the wing to Tibble, who beat his man, played a quick 1-2 with Jandu (yes, Jandu passed the ball in the D) and slotted the ball over the keeper, settled early nerves.

Droitwich continued to pressure but score remained 1-0 at half time.

Second half started pretty much the same, good Droitwich pressure but fortunately their front line couldn't hit a barn door. We moved further ahead when Jandu received the ball in the D, turned on a six pence with all the grace of the Sugar Plum Fairy and slammed the ball through the dumb founded keepers legs.

Droitwich heads went down further when Ricky "exocet" Lally flicked the ball into the top corner from a short corner to make it 3-0. A potential banana skin was avoided after we went down to 9 men, Jandu receiving a yellow for "losing his rag" and trying to tell the umpire the rules and Ryan yellow for not knowing the rules and not retreating 5 yards, both a little harsh.

The game was rapped up when Tibble was released in the Droitwich half, beat the last man and hit an unstoppable (mainly due to a deflection) shot to make it 4-0.

A draw would have been a fair result, but fortunately life isn't always fair. A good start to the 2nd half of the season.

Name Squad number Position Scored Assists Cards
Luke Archer 1
Alan Brown 2
Stewart Upton 12
Chris Nightingale 18
Chris Tibble 29 2
Martin Jandu 30 1
Ricky Lally 44 1
Adam Aldersley 46
Andrew Cooper 54
Ryan Harding 70
Matt McNay 94