Another wet and dreary afternoon was brighten up again by the players from 1st Impeesa who took another giant stride in their quest to win the Cub football league.
The 1st half was a very dominant display although Dylan was called upon to make 2 fine saves with his feet and his hands. We managed to hit the woodwork 4 times in the fiirst half as both Jack (twice) and Joshua hit the post and Jack also saw an excellent shot tipped onto the crossbar as well.
In between the woodwork Jack scored an excellent double and James powerfully ran at the heart of the opposition defence to score a 3rd. The defensive trio of Callum, Charlie and Ronan were superb throughout and snuffed out most attacking intent from the opposition. Tom was his his usual industrious self and took a number of excellent corners which with a little more luck would have been converted.
The usual flurry of substitutions changed the personnel and formation but not the balance of the game as the 1st continued to create chances and force the goalkeeper into some good saves. We hit the woodwork again as this time James had had a shot rebound from the post and Sammy hit a thunderbolt of a shot which flew inches wide.
Joshua scored with a volley from James’ cross for the 4th before 2 further goals from James towards the end of the match completed his personal hat trick and sealed a 6-0 final scoreline. Other notable enjoyable moments include Jack’s back heel attempt on goal from Tom’s cross, Joshua double shot being saved in identical fashion and Ronan (now in goal) producing the one save which he needed too.
Ozan was a reliable as ever in the heart of the defence and a couple of forays into the penalty area nearly resulted in another goal. Both Charlie on the right and Sammy on the left were solid and took some good throw ins. Dylan’s perseverance along the left wing deserved much greater reward as his trickery set up a number of good chances for the strikers.
So a good all round team victory which sets them up nicely for the final match next weekend. MOM went to Sammy for being a real team player and for keeping to his position and supporting the team with some great defensive tackles in equal measure.