Tuesday, 19 October 2010

The only way is up

The reds started their league fixtures tonight with a tough game against local rivals and current champions St Josephs.

On a lovely autumn afternoon, we opened the scoring very quickly after creating a number of really good chances. Newport pressed for a second with all the boys playing well as a team.
We had a number of corners but failed to capitalise on them. After having most of the territory St Josephs broke upfield from one corner and scored an excellent left footed shot into the top corner. So the boys came off at half time at 1-1.

The second half brought fresh legs and a little reshuffle. Rhys and Ross were exhausted... they had really played well and chased everything. Matthew and Lewis replaced them. Cameron was slightly injured but played further upfield whilst Reece M was everywhere. Juho kept solid at the back with Richard making some impressive saves.
Reece, as usual was creating opportunites up front and we edged ahead with two quick goals to make it 3-1. A second for Reece and the third was an excellent placed shot from Reece M in off the left post. In fact Reeece M was unlucky not to add another when a long shot came off the crossbar.

The reds had to hang on as they began to tire and the home side pressed. Near the end we unfortunately conceded a rather soft goal. However we almost immediately regained a 2 goal lead with a poached goal from Cameron as St Joseph's pressed forward. The final whistle blew to a very tough but entertaining game. Both teams were absolutely exhausted.

The referee, Luke in year 11 from All Hallows was excellent and kept the game flowing.
MoM Reece M.
Goals: Reece 2, Reece M, Cameron McD
Team : Richard, Rhys,Juho, Cameron ,Ross, Reece W, Reece M, Matthew, Lewis.
Well done lads. 3 games played and 3 wins so far this season.....

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