Dowgate finally after many years of trying are into the final of the chairmans cup with a well deserved 3-0 victory over East peckham res,
The early exchanges in the game were fairly even but soon the conditions and desire started to favour East Peckham,and for long periods of play football was only being played in Dowgates half of the pitch,Dowgates poor choice and quality of passing allowing East Peckham to have far to much of the play,having said this,East Pecham made very little of the conditions leaving Sam Jenner
in goal with only one real save to make.
Dowgate came out for the second half actually looking like a team playing for a final place,with the gusty wind now in Dowgates favour and renewed energy in play,Dowgate soon started to dominate East Peckham.The first Dowgate goal came from some fine football finished with a unchallenged header at the back post from Chris Snell
,Dowgate really went for it after the goal and penned East Peckham into their own half and soon added another goal Joe Carne
finding time and space in the box to fire Dowgate into a two goal lead.Dowgates third goal on around the 77th minute all but finished East peckham off Sam Moon firing a unstoppable dipping shot into the top right hand corner to all but seal the result.Dowgate then did very slightly take their foot off the gas and East Peckham did to their credit try and find a goal in the closing ten minutes,but Dowgate always looked safe in seeing the game out to full time.
POST MATCH,congratulations to every one,hope you enjoyed saturday night,a very poor first half might have cost us dear,but the conditions were very hard for them 45 minutes,but the desire in the 2nd half was top draw,Well done the defense on your 4th clean sheet in a row very solid again,and most pleasing was the goals Chris Snell
running half the pitch to get on the end of a cross,Joe also joining the attack in the box at just the right time,and Sam Moon with a goal we used to see regular,brilliant lads,chuffed to bits for you all.
MY MAN OF THE MATCH,im going to go for Joe Carne
this week,by a whisker.