Reece Horn-Haynes ⚽, Andreas Bryant ⚽, Stuart Hart ⚽
Saturday 20 October 2018
Muswell Hill Sports Ground, Coppetts Road, London N10 1JP
SAL Junior Division 1 North
Match Report from Daniel Dawson
Turned up Saturday coming off the back of our first loss this season. Every team is expected to lose but it was the fashion we lost in which was unacceptable. So bouncing back was vital. Nobody wants to lose 2 on the trot. We got a few players back from the previous week but still missing a couple of key players. So our squad had to step up. Regardless of league position Garchonians is always going to be a battle. We started well in patches and looked solid at the back, went ahead early due to great work down the right from Bryant to put the ball across the box for the top scorer Haynes to fire into the net from close range. You’d think we would steam on from there but quite the opposite.
The remainder of the game was pretty much defence vs attack with us not creating much at all but at the same time Garch’s not having many clear cut chances. It wasn’t until the 85th minute as the oppo threw everything forward that a stray through ball on the counter was met by man like Fraggle who rounded the keeper and gave us the cushion we was dying for. Then a minute later It was harty dj that beat the offside trap to catch a sweet half volley and secure the game. 30 seconds left!!! Clean sheet surely? Don’t be silly. They lumped forward for one last attack and after a frenzy in the box they fired a consolation into the net. A win is a win but if we want to be lifting the cup end of the season we need to be realistic that those performances simply ain’t good enough.
Next week onto the cup for our first south London trip against Alleyn! Let’s be avin ya! COYVS!
Alex Flesch, Dean Appleyard, Jack Lawrence, Daniel Dawson, Ben Coghlan, Onur Erden, Daniel Hodges, Reece Horn-Haynes, Ben Coghlan, Brodie Harrower, Rob Handleigh, Andreas Bryant, Stuart Hart