After a run of four difficult fixtures in which the Blues could argue that they might have deserved more than four defeats, they will have gone into Saturday’s game against struggling Molesey, confident of a positive result. What transpired was somethin
The game kicked off just as a very heavy rainstorm broke over the ground and what promised to be ideal footballing conditions soon became treacherous. And what would normally have been a fast start turned out to be the opposite and within 24 minutes the Blues found themselves two-nil down.
In the 15th minute the visitors found a lot of space as they broke down the Blues’ right flank and Ashley Charles cut inside and beat Blues keeper with a neat finish. And then, eight minutes later they doubled their tally from a corner when Dre Grobler capitalised on a loose ball at the back post.
The Blues rallied and came close to pulling a goal back in the 33rd minute when the Molesey keeper made an instinctive save with his foot to prevent Ruben Soares-Junior’s downward header from Macauley Joynes’s cross, from entering the net.
The score was unchanged at the break but all the indications suggested a Blues comeback and after Elliot Bailey had seen his shot cleared off the line in the 55th minute, Ollie Sharman powered home a header from Macauley Joynes’s free kick in the 71st minute to strengthen that belief.
Their hopes were dashed, though, only two minutes later when some slack defending let in Herayl for an easy goal and, to rub salt into the wounds, Hamilton was allowed to run half the length of the pitch to add a fourth shortly before the final whistle.
So, despite pressing forward for the majority of the game, the Blues were left to ponder on what had gone wrong and what they need to do to turn their poor run of form around.
Team: Charlie Mann, Joe Clemo, Macauley Joynes, Ahmed Mohammed (Ben Ward-Cochrane 51’), Jason Beck (Ben Crilley 46’), Ollie Sharman, Ruben Soares-Junior, Jordan Lawal, Elliot Bailey, Charlie Edwards and George Lutaaya (Romaric Logan 68’).
Subs not used: Brian Simpson and David Keenleyside.