Goals: Cory Sunderland 2, Michael Barton 2, Corey Brade
Scribe: Cory Sunderland
The game started quickly with Michael Barton racing down the left hand side to cross to Cory Sunderland to place in the top corner and then also immediately after the restart Michael Barton holding off two defenders and after rounding the keeper slotted home a lovely solo effort.
The midfield continued to hassle Globe Rangers into making mistakes and again Michael Barton broke free on the left hand side to cross to Cory Sunderland who half volleyed the ball into the top corner. Michael Barton continued to show excellent form and was rewarded just before half time when he lobbed the keeper from an acute angle.
We knew that the second half was going to be difficult as Globe had five subs and we only had two and one our subs was carrying an injury, but just after the restart a lovely ball was played into Corey Brade's feet and he turned the defender beautifully and slotted the ball home. Unfortunately, this was where the hard work started with Globe throwing caution to the wind and threw everybody into attack. The defence and midfield for Crouch End, although tired, threw there hearts and bodies into the game and although Globe did manage to score three it could have been a lot worse without there tireless efforts.
We held on and came away with a well deserved 5:3 win. James Ling, in goal, receiving man of the match after making at least 10 good saves and one from a volleyed back heel that I am still unsure how he put it over the bar.
TEAM: James Ling, Gary Leslie, Ben Shields, Justin Harvey, Graham Surry, Micky Hitch, Jermaine Harley, Cory Sunderland ⚽⚽, Steve Wynne, James Reilly, Michael Barton ⚽⚽, Corey Brade ⚽, Matthew Friskey