We resumed after the Christmas break with a game away at Long Lee. The following was the squad for the game:-
We made a very bright start to the game with Andrew and Joseph both going close. Shortly after we took the lead with a clean crisp shot from Freddie that flew into the net after a good lay off by Jacob. Minutes later Jack picked the ball up on the edge of the area and planted a shot over the keeper into the net. 2-0. Joseph then got on the scoresheet with a good finish into the corner of the net after playing a one two with Luke. 3-0. Nathan then added a fourth with a great cross shot from the edge of the corner of the area. From Evan’s clearance the ball found Jack who played the ball into the area and despite a block by the defender, Freddie followed up to score 5-0. As we approached half time Luke scored. From a Jack corner the ball broke to Luke who fired home. 6-0 H/T 6-0
With Nathan in goal at the start of the second half, we went straight onto the attack. However the Long Lee goalkeeper added to his impressive first half performance with a further two good saves. We missed a number of further chances with Andrew twice and Jacob going close. We finally added to our score after Jack was brought down. Jack took the free kick himself and curled it over the wall and past the keeper into the roof of the net. 7-0. Luke then scored his second of the game with a well placed shot after good work by Marcus and Evan. 8-0. Jack then scored his hat trick after an excellent move that started in our own half with Freddie winning the ball. Freddie found Jacob who inturn found Luke. Luke found the overlapping Nathan, who had swapped his goalie duties with Evan. Nathan put a great ball into the area which Jack met and fired the ball home. 9-0. Joseph then scored his second with a firm shot after his initial effort had been blocked. 10-0. Jacob then finished the scoring off with two goals. The first was from a cut back by Marcus and the second was a nice neat finish after good work by Nathan. In between Jacob’s two goals Nathan had a shot that hit both posts before going behind.
This was an excellent performance by the whole team with some great passing and finishing