Jamie Swainston ⚽
Saturday 29 September 2018
Muswell Hill Sports Ground, Coppetts Road, London N10 1JP
SAL Junior Novets Cup Group Stage
Match Day: Nice weather to play some football still looking for are first win of the season and this is one we need to win to stand any chance of coming out of the group to go through to knock-out stages.
I got all my players down the club 2 hours before kick-off so they can all chill in the club house together so the new players were able to get to know everyone. We went in to get change a 1 hour before kick off as we could do the nets and then warm up before the kick off at 2pm.
EBOG kicked off the game, Vamps started positively with the high pressure and winning the ball back and having shots on goal, as we started with so much energy players did get tired very quickly so EBOG came back into the game and as the vamps still working on their defensive duties we struggled to win the ball back. Coming up to the 30 min we have conceded a goal everyone heads have dropped because with the young talent we have its disappointing when we go behind. We have gone 2-0 down before Matt Castignetti is in there box and he has been brought down and the call has been given it's a penalty. Jamie Swainston steps up to spot and shoots a low and hard shot into the bottom right corner. 2-1 Before half time the defence have made to more mistakes and conceded another 2 goals the half time score was 4-1 to EBOG. .
Second half we have kicked off and we have got a bit more support on the side-line with Dan Oliver and Ina Singh I believe that helped the team with some confidence as we played better in the second half we had some better passing plays moving the ball from left to right it looked more positive. We still have a lot to work on as a team but we are going in the right direction, yes we lost 5-1 but we can take some positives from the game.
Brady Richings , Elliot Jackson, Łukasz Kowalczyk , Connor Eldrett, Jesse James, Jamie Swainston , Kallum Duncan , Jake Pearlman, Nick Dunlop , Matt Casti, Sean Warner, Fin Duncan, Jamie McLaughlin, Jude Oliver
Scribe: Connor Eldrett