Eynsham SSC - Match centre

Eynsham SSC
Witney Royals
A Stratford (2', 65'), J Ayres (28', 55', 79'), M Walker (33', 82'), S Chappel (70')
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Sat 17 Sep 14:00 - Witney & District FA - Premier Division

Eynsham SSC 8 Witney Royals 0

A John Ayres hat-trick along with a brace from both Andy Stratford and Matty Walker and a Stephen Chappel strike comfortably saw off Witney Royals to go top....

First Half:

Eynsham SSC took the lead within two minutes when striker John Ayres chased down a lost ball down the right wing and put a dangerous ball into the box which the Witney Royals player put against his own bar only for it to land at the feet of Andy Stratford for an easy tap-in

This was how it stayed for the next twenty-odd minutes as the visitors came back into the game, creating a couple of half chances and also thought they should have had a penalty when there striker was put through, only for him to get clipped by keeper Lee Gardiner but the striker stayed on his feet and the ref played advantage, the striker was then booked for abusive language towards the referee.

We were then caught out again in the 25th minute, when a ball over the top was chased down by there striker and two of our defenders which thankfully one of our defender just manage to get the ball clear but took out his own player which resulted him having to come off and taking a trip to hospital (luckily nothing damaged just a bad sprain) so we made our first sub bringing on Alex Timms for Max Leach.

We then started to raise our game and in the 28th minute increased our lead when a ball through the middle from Nathan Prestidge found John Ayres through in goal and placed the ball past the keeper.

Five minutes later it was 3-0 when Alex Timms found Matty Walker down the right flank who cut into the box and put past the keeper for his first goal of the season.

Half-time: Eynsham SSC 3 Witney Royals 0

During the interval, manager Barry Stratford stated that we needed to start getting the ball on the floor and start moving it around a bit as I thought we were a bit sloppy at times.

The second half started quite even with both teams having half chances but nothing clear cut, but in the 55th minute we got our fourth when quick thinking from Jason Blackman from a throw-in found John Ayres in the box who lifted the ball over the keeper for his second of the game.

Ten minutes later it was 5 when Jonh Ayres found himself in the box squared the ball to Andy Stratford who shot took a slight deflection but found its way into the net for his second of the game.

At this point we made our second change brining on Stephen Chappel for Tom Radburn and in the 70th minute we were six goals up when John Ayres yet again found himself in the box pulled the ball back to the edge of the area to substitute Stephen Chappel who beat the defender and put past the keeper for his first of the season.

In the 75th minute we made our final sub bringing on Ben Partlett for Jason Blackman, we then got our 7th in the 79th minute when a ball through from Andy Stratford found John Ayres who dummied the keeper and put the ball into an empty net for his second hat-trick in consecutive games

There was still time for us to get an 8th when in the 82nd minutes Alex Timms found Matty Walker out wide again and cut in to score his second of the game.

Full-time: Eynsham SSC 8 Witney Royals 0

Verdict:

"Great result for us again we played some decent football second half and the goals came I have to thank the four reserves that came in again all did well was pleased for Lee Gardiner who kept a clean sheet, Stephen Chappel who scored when coming on and battled well, Alex Timms had a good game at right-back and made two Assists and Ben Partlett who ran himself into the ground for the 15 minutes he was on for. As a team we are starting to look solid at the back again Ralph Rankin had a decent game, the midfield three looked decent with Andy Stratford getting on the scoresheet but again the outstanding player for us was John Ayres who had three assists and three goals to his name so he is my man of the match again this week. I was informed after the game that with result going our way we find ourselves top of the league, I know it's early days but I have a lot to be proud of with this bunch of lads, we face tough opposition next week which will be a good test for us to see how far we have come".

Key moments

2:00
Goal Andy Stratford scores for Eynsham SSC
28:00
Goal John Ayres scores for Eynsham SSC
33:00
Goal Matty Walker scores for Eynsham SSC
55:00
Goal John Ayres scores for Eynsham SSC
65:00
Goal Andy Stratford scores for Eynsham SSC
70:00
Goal Stephen Chappel scores for Eynsham SSC
79:00
Goal John Ayres scores for Eynsham SSC
82:00
Goal Matty Walker scores for Eynsham SSC

Highlights

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90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Lee Gardiner keeps a clean sheet for Eynsham SSC
90:00 Player of the Match
John Ayres is awarded player of the match for Eynsham SSC
82:00 Assist
Alex Timms makes an assist for Eynsham SSC
82:00 Goal 8 - 0
Matty Walker scores for Eynsham SSC
79:00 Assist
Andy Stratford makes an assist for Eynsham SSC
79:00 Goal 7 - 0
John Ayres scores for Eynsham SSC
75:00 Sub Off
Jason Blackman is substituted off for Eynsham SSC
75:00 Sub On
Ben Partlett is substituted on for Eynsham SSC
70:00 Assist
John Ayres makes an assist for Eynsham SSC
70:00 Goal 6 - 0
Stephen Chappel scores for Eynsham SSC
65:00 Sub Off
Tom Radburn is substituted off for Eynsham SSC
65:00 Sub On
Stephen Chappel is substituted on for Eynsham SSC
65:00 Assist
John Ayres makes an assist for Eynsham SSC
65:00 Goal 5 - 0
Andy Stratford scores for Eynsham SSC
55:00 Assist
Jason Blackman makes an assist for Eynsham SSC
55:00 Goal 4 - 0
John Ayres scores for Eynsham SSC
End of period 1
33:00 Assist
Alex Timms makes an assist for Eynsham SSC
33:00 Goal 3 - 0
Matty Walker scores for Eynsham SSC
28:00 Assist
Nathan Prestidge makes an assist for Eynsham SSC
28:00 Goal 2 - 0
John Ayres scores for Eynsham SSC
20:00 Sub Off
Max Leach is substituted off for Eynsham SSC
20:00 Sub On
Alex Timms is substituted on for Eynsham SSC
2:00 Assist
John Ayres makes an assist for Eynsham SSC
2:00 Goal 1 - 0
Andy Stratford scores for Eynsham SSC
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As it happened

  • Eynsham SSC
  • Witney Royals
  • 0
  • John Ayres Assist 2:00'
  • Andy Stratford Goal 2:00'
  • Max Leach Sub Off 20:00'
  • Alex Timms Sub On 20:00'
  • Nathan Prestidge Assist 28:00'
  • John Ayres Goal 28:00'
  • Alex Timms Assist 33:00'
  • Matty Walker Goal 33:00'
  • John Ayres Goal 55:00'
  • Jason Blackman Assist 55:00'
  • Tom Radburn Sub Off 65:00'
  • Stephen Chappel Sub On 65:00'
  • John Ayres Assist 65:00'
  • Andy Stratford Goal 65:00'
  • John Ayres Assist 70:00'
  • Stephen Chappel Goal 70:00'
  • Jason Blackman Sub Off 75:00'
  • Ben Partlett Sub On 75:00'
  • Andy Stratford Assist 79:00'
  • John Ayres Goal 79:00'
  • Alex Timms Assist 82:00'
  • Matty Walker Goal 82:00'
  • John Ayres Player of the Match 90:00'

Team selection

Gardiner, Lee Gardiner, Lee
Leach, Max Leach, Max
Hall, Matthew Hall, Matthew
Prestidge, Nathan Prestidge, Nathan
Edwards, Nick Edwards, Nick
Rankin, Ralph Rankin, Ralph
Walker, Matty Walker, Matty
Radburn, Tom Radburn, Tom
Stratford, Andy Stratford, Andy
Ayres, John Ayres, John
Blackman, Jason Blackman, Jason

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# Team Pl Pts
5. Kirtlington 20 29
6. Hailey 20 27
7. Combe 20 26
8. Spartan Rangers 20 23
9. Minster Lovell 20 20
10. Eynsham SSC 20 11
11. Witney Royals 20 7

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