What a game today....
What a makeshift side today against top of the table FC Complete. We lost to them 5-0 just two weeks ago with a 'full strength' side, so what the hell will this week be? Talk was about not wanting to turn up and get spanked but thankfully the desire to play overcome that.
Missing for this match: Oh ( inj), Jed, Harry, Rik, Josh, Javier ( Work). Callum has left. So basically 7 first teamer's missing
That said John 'Gaffer' Davison and David 'Roll Back The Years' were drafted in in what was to become our oldest defence this season. Joe 'Tactics Is Mi Game' Lancaster decided to pack the midfield and play 3 up top and that pleased everyone.
A cracking first half had both teams having chances and new Team Captain, Mike, stepping up really well. Positive attitude, mucking in, covering each other and then Burley popped up with a classic goal 1-0 Ash and well deserved. I was a tough game but towards the end Complete got round the back, Davison tried to clear , an attacker drove the clearance across goal and in, 1-1. Half Time
Second Half, FC Complete started brightly, we were still on the side lines except Jambo who was in goal. Very unfair I think as FC Complete scored one after another in 10 mins flat. 4-1 down. Turning point, do we do what have been doing arguing amongst ourselves, slagging each other off OR keeping together? Thankfully the latter as we kept pushing hard. We got a deserved 2ng goal after missing a few chances, Burley getting a goal. FC Complete on the back foot, Ash confidence growing. Wave after wave found link up play with with Dan Harvey who drove the ball across goal and G banged it home 4-3. Several chances came and went until Burley hooked in a tough shot into the top corner 4-4.
We nearly had the winner twice, G hitting Tim with a feirce shot and as the whistle blew we got a well deserved point. What a team performance, not seen that since game one. Lets keep it going, and the lads coming back you have a lot to live up to.