Goals: Charlie Fleetwood 2, Anthony Knight, Ashkan Kalashy
Scribe: Jonathan Hindi
The 4’s first game of the season was against Old Parks 7’s. With the pitches freshly cut and rolled out, looking like a snooker table (yeah right), the Vamps kicked off and it didn’t take long to see that we were the better side, winning first and second balls and much better in possession. But for all the hard work we didn’t create many attempts on goal, until Fleetwood collected a long ball on his head, like a performing sea lion, rounding the defender at the same time, found himself through on goal and making it 1-0. Great stuff. Old Parks responded well, with their striker going through one on one, but could find no way past the courageous Ginge.
On to the second half, Boss Man McKeon rings the changes again, keeping players fresh and hungry. But the reintroduction of Fleetwood allowed us to grab our second goal, chasing down a great long ball from Reilly and then slotting it past the keeper. Great goal and then immediately left the field. Goal followed when Kalashy delivered an inviting ball for Knighty to head home. Kalashy also found himself on the score sheet with a 25 yard strike which the keeper made a right mess of, Massimo Taibi style. They all count tho. We defended really well as a team so it was disappointing to see the Old Parks defender cross come shot nestle in the top corner.
Final score 4-1. Today was all about 3 points. Job done.
MOM Man like Reilly