I Half 40th min - last opportunity in first half for
Francesco at start of Second Half
II Half 4th min -after fourth goal for Oxshott
II Half 11th min - Warren scoring their second goal
Francesco after having conceded the second goal
II Half 15th min - Francesco's save
II Half 20th min - another save
II Half 40th min - after the fifth goal scored at last
Francesco at end of the match
Comment from the Coach
That's better - a 5-2 win is a great way to finish off 2006!
It was an excellent game today, played in great spirit by both sides and
referred to a high standard by the stand-in ref after ours let us down at
the last minute - must be the Xmas spirit!
We had a good discussion before the game to try to address the things that
had not been working for us of late - we made some significant positional
changes and had a good team roll-out numbers wise - a luxury which enabled
us the chance to mix it up a bit by rotating players around.
We started with good confidence and managed to dominate play - but we went
unrewarded for quite a while before James released Rob with an
excellent cross which Rob finished off clinically - Rob added
another by showing excellent bustling commitment to power through with
James also scoring a typical running goal off a move started deep in
defence by Ollie.
We turn into the second half 3-1 up and managed another goal from each of
Rob and Callum whilst conceding 1 to end the game with a well
deserved 5-2 victory.
Defence supported us well today with Jack E showing he is settling in
well with some excellent coverage, Ollie showed some good positional
play. Midfield was more committed than recently evidenced by Jack S's
cross pitch runs and Matt's increasing influence.
Man-of-the-match was relatively easy in
the end as we had a major positional change in Rob
pushing forward from the backline to striker in a move calculated to bring
more urgency to our goal-scoring > Rob rewarded our confidence finishing
with 3 excellent goals earning him the award this week.
We now have a few weeks off -
Take a well deserved rest team > it has been a tough first half season but
you have finished it off commendably well - we now have something to build
on for the second half of the season.