Thursday, 22 July 2010

NVA 4 - 0 Angel

A return to form for the mighty NVA last night saw us record our biggest win of the season so far. Shorn of regular keeper Bill, Dave B unexpectedly made his long awaited comeback between the sticks, largely untroubled but for a couple of late saves 'for the cameras' Dave kept a clean sheet, leaving Bill sweating on his place. Another making a comeback/guest appearance was Tom filling in for Dave G and taking his place alongside me in defence. Another change was Pete lining up as centre forward after a useful showing in the warm up in the last couple of weeks.

A low key start saw us keep possession well but left their keeper largely untroubled aside from couple of saves from Ben which kept them in the game until half time. The second half kicked off better, with the Pete experiment deemed a failure he had dropped back into midfield to give Rob a shot up top and we finally started to open them up. Encouraged by keeping us out in the first half Angel started to commit more players forward and we made use of the extra space with Pete regularly robbing them in midfield and feeding the strikers well.

Can't really remember the goals particularly well to be honest, there was a nice through ball from Tom for one, a exquisite ball out of defence up to the strikers by myself for another and a comedy moment when both their midfielders left the ball for each other and Pete robbed the pair of them. By the end everyone was trying their luck with Ben not happy about having to do his bit defensively with all these chances flying about and his top scorer position under threat.

A couple of late chances for them were dealt with by Dave trying his hardest to work off the extra pounds piled on during his extended period of inactivity on the sidelines.

Ultimately a four-nil win, a hattrick for Rob and one for Ben was the least we desrved and we departed happy. Some dreadful snooker followed as did a good showing on the quizzers in both Green D & Cross Keys.

Black Sox next week is as ever a must win, as with the gap above us not showing any sign of decreasing we are sat in the no mans land in the table needing to make our game in hand count. AJs and Deportivo will follow, three wins could see us rise right up to be pushing for second. Roll on next week and with Brinham pledging to see the season out in goal we may once again witness the gaffer's familiar stumbling runs through midfield.


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1 comment:

  1. 'Pacy and skillful forward runs, very well disguised as a guy that doesn't really know where he's going or what he's doing'.

    I assume that is what you meant by 'the gaffer's familiar stumbling runs through midfield.'