Glory in the Sun. 5-1 v Cove
Taryn Smith & Seanan McKillop shine in debuts
Raynes Park Vale 5 - Cove 1 (Half time 2-1)
Saturday 2nd Sept 3pm ko. Weather: Gorgeous, Sunny, Hot, last days of summer
Home RPV kit. Blue with Yellow trim featuring tail Vale. Numbers on front & back of shirts.
Cove away kit. Nice black & yellow number with over knee socks.
The afternoon started in good nature with team squad photos and plenty of banter over ill fitting & dodgy sized shirts
Seanan Mckillop and Taryn Smith made their excellent debuts.
A few worries when we went one down early on 9 minutes but Vale battled on well to get the win against a currently struggling Cove side.
A well organised Raynes Park defence and midfield kept solid lines and Cove saw little ball and few chances.
The front two of Jack Williamson and Taryn Smith impressed today with some great finishing.
Glorious win in new home kit. A very happy day for all at Raynes Park Vale after an excellent all round team performance.
0-1 9 mins Cove. Header from right side free kick near halfway
1-1 27min Jack Williamson 7. Right Foot swivel turn & shot from 15 yards top right corner. Brilliant finish from free play.
2-1 32min Taryn Smith 9. Right foot, low edge of box volley in bottom right corner from blocked Eoin Fraser shot. See pics
3-1 53min Taryn Smith 9. Cove keeper is exposed and slides out. Taryn skips over him and calmy slots home for his 2nd. See pics
4-1 59mins Jack Williamson 7. 2nd goal of game. Flick on to back post, RH post volley close range roof of net. See pics
5-1 66mins Seanon McKillop 10. RF shot from about 15 yards. Great play & superb finish
Team Starting Lineup
1 GK Tony Davis
2 RB Johann Kirsten,4 CB James Curran, 5 CB Shane McEntaggert 3 LB Nathan Lewis
MF 6 Callum Forbes, HMF 8 Jerome Smart (captain)
MF 11 Eoin Fraser, MF/Fwd 10 Seanan McKillip
Fwd 7 Jack Williamson, Fwd 9 Taryn Smith
26 mins: 14 Marcus Dowdeswell on for 5 CB Shane McEntaggert (groin)
71 mins: 15 Max Springall on for Fwd 9 Taryn Smith
71 mins: 12 Kane Macey on for Fwd 7 Jack Williamson
16 Alex Owaudey
17 Pat Gibson