Ashkan Kalashy ⚽, Henry Buli ⚽
Saturday 29 September 2018
Barnet Copthall Playing Fields, Champions Way, Mill Hill NW4 1PX
SAL Junior Division 3 North
This was our second away fixture this season and yet again up against a side that were filled with 22 to 24 yr olds that were pacy and technicaly good, as they were looking at us and thinking this will be a walk over (as many have done before) we were warming up and getting in the zone. It was us that started stronger and Ashkan Kalashy battled his way fown the wing and his cross come shot had nestled in the top corner before SJOB could muster themselfs, the rest of the first half was a battle and with the back 3 of Dan Coleman,Jason De Mel and Henry being like a brick wall. SJOB had no real chances yet we squandered half chance after half chance so half time it was 1-0 to us.
Into the second half and SJOB really pushed and put us under pressure but we were still breaking away and giving them something to think about, then around the 80th minute mark after a discussion we decided to let Buli have his way and go forward for a corner and boy did it pay off as Buli rose the highest and put a bullet header in the back of the net. 2-0 for some reason we sat back a bit too much and gave away a few free kicks around our box and from 1 of these SJOB scored from a cross that missed everyone and gave us a nervy last 2 mins to deal with.
Another gritty hard fight that showed the character, strengh and togetherness of this squad that me very proud lets keep this going guys.