GOALS: Nick Dunlop 2
Scribe: Connor Eldrett
The Crouch End Vampires travelled to Enfield playing fields for a Cup group game against Winchmore Hill 8th team. The kick-off is 2pm. We all arrived at 1pm to get changed so we could have a team talk on how to improve our technique on the pitch after our last game, then a warm up session before kick-off.
Winchmore Hill kick off the game, straight away from kick off Winchmore Hill play the ball over the top they went through one on one with Toby Thurlow but Toby makes an outstanding save down to his left side post. Winchmore Hill were having most of the possession in the first 15 mins coming out up to the 30mins the Vamps start to get a hold of the game and start stringing some good passes together playing out from the back working the ball up James picks up the ball and plays a beautiful pass through their defence to Nick Dunlop he is through on goal but just puts it over the bar end to end stuff leading up till half time but The Vamps take the Lead by a Great pass from Matt through to Dunlop he doesn't miss this one he puts in to the back of the net 1-0 . But it didn't last as the defence feel asleep and they crossed the ball in back post and get a header in at the back post to make it 1-1 just before half time.
Second half kicks off and we give the ball away straight away and then they pile players forward and they get the lead to make it 2-1. There was no action up till like the 85min and Łukasz Kowalczyk plays a long ball up the pitch towards Dunlop. He collects the ball from the corner flag and he takes on one player and then shoots from a very tight Angle and it goes in the keepers near post to make it 2-2. Things started to get a bit scrappy in the last few mins in the game there was a bad tackle from there player on our keeper ref gives him a Straight red and our Keeper a yellow for his reaction toward the player but not long after that it was Full time. We ended up winning the game on penalties 3-2 to proceed in the cup. Penalties were taken by Nick Dunlop, who unfortunately missed, Sean Warner, Matt Castignetti and Lee all scored
Well-done to Ryan on his first game as captain.
TEAM: Toby Thurlow, Elliott Jackson, Connor Eldrett, Łukasz Kowalczyk, Jake Pearlman, Ryan Horswell, James Swainston, Liam Warner, Lee Graham, Nick Dunlop, Ben Miller, Matthew Castignetti, Nick Dunlop ⚽⚽, Sean Warner