Wednesday, 7 February 2018
5th VII Football v Winterfold (A)
Abberley enjoyed large periods of possession and there was some good passing between Henry and Elliott. The boys found it tough to find the corners of the small goals, but they kept trying. Francisco started off in goal and did a good job of stopping shots and running out to thwart the counter attacks. Harvey showed good ability to read the game and play some long balls up to Harry. One of these moves paid off just before half time when Harry lost his marker and rattled the ball in off the crossbar.
A bit of a reshuffle at half time and Francisco played outfield while Jimmy took care of protecting the Abberley goal. Francisco seemed determined to get his name on the scoresheet and took little time in realising this ambition. He used his strength well to shake off some strong tackles and slot the ball home. Elliott and Henry had a great time linking up in the final third. Elliott scored a fine solo effort before time while Henry was involved in every offensive move. Ruben was efficient in defence and Ben played well for Winterfold and helped pass the ball out. Final score: Winterfold 0 – Abberley 3.