A close game
Fisrt home game of the season and a close match with Finchampstead Rhinos
This was always going to be a tough game and the boys responded to the challenge. It was a tight first 10 minutes with Lucas, Ben and Carlos all creating opportunities. Then after a flowing move down the left from James to Toby to Ben to Carlos to Lucas the shot was saved, but Daniel was following up to finish from a tight angle.
Charvil continued to play good football in slick conditions and Hein was showing lovely distribution from his goal. Finchampstead started to create opportunities and played some good football which was rewarded after slack marking with a crisp finish to make it 1-1.
A mistake at a corner resulted in Finchamstead scoring a soft goal to make it 2-1 and this was the score at half time.
The second half was end to end with some good passing moves by both teams and some great opportunities that weren't taken. A lovely flowing move down the right from Nik to Alex R to Alex H to Lucas and a mazy dribble by Ben who at the last moment had his shot blocked.
Finchampstead then had a good spell of pressure in the final quarter and after several missed chances a mistake at the back from Charvil led to another goal and 3-1 to Finchampstead.
Despite a well fought game and some good possession by Charvil the differance was Finchampstead's finishing.