Vale 0 - Sheerwater 0
Vale lack usual zip after fixture pile up
Raynes Park Vale 0 - Sheerwater FC 0
Sat 21st April 2018. 3pm kick off.
Combined Counties League Division 1
Sheers played in Red away kit, Vale in home blue with yellow trim.
Weather: Very warm, Sunny, then overcast with short showers in 2nd half
League position before game 7th, Sheers 4th. Same after game.
Not too much to report here. A rare nil nil draw. This was our 4th game in 8 days. Either we lacked a bit of pace
in midfield and upfront or Sheerwater didn't let us play. It wasn't the classic goal fest I'd been expecting, a dearth of chances for either side but I suppose
you can't really grumble about a point against a good Sheers side. The general feeling after the
game was dissapointment at not winning but still, not a loss and we kept a clean sheet against a
the prolific Sheers strike duo of Shane Rideout and ex Vale player Chris Mulchay.
Sheers number 10 Mulchay hit the bar with a downward header after bouncing off the baking clay pitch on 30 minutes. That was the closest that anyone came to scoring. We had a good shout for a pen in the 2nd half when Louie Stanton-Cockle was brought down but the ref waved play on. Louie put in a huge effort down the left to break down the Sheers throughout the game, often beating a defender only to be backed up by another defender to close down or concede a throw.
Eoin Fraser had a very good game deputising at right back as did all of our defence who played well
and must take some satisfaction from a good clean sheet. Reece Turner in goal was confident in his handling and takes from corners & crosses.
Vale Man of the match award goes to Danny Alderton for his confident and commanding performance at central centre back.
RPV Starting XI (with correct shirt numbers)
1 Reece Turner GK (captain)
2 Eoin Fraser RB, 20 Danny Alderton, 5 James Curran CB, 4 Nathan Lewis LCB
8 Tom Harland-Goddard CM, 6 Jerome Smart (captain) 3 Louie Stanton-Cockle LWB
10 Seanan Mckillop CM
Fwds: 9 Jack Williamson , 11 Byron Douglas-Letts
12 Max Agostini (on 75' for LSC3)
15 Johann Kirsten
17 Nathan Chambers