eja16s-town defeated at home
after an improved performance
Last week we watched our team play the most gutsy play for each other team performance game of the season. With only 2 GK's and 9 players and one injured sub we managed to keep a very good Concorde Team at bay for the majority of the 1st half conceding only in the last few minutes. The second half saw another gutsy performance but with tired players and no usable subs we did well to only let in one more goal losing 2-0 to Concorde away with 11 players. As there manager said our depleted team show a lot of character in this game. The players should be proud of themselves, the coaches were very happy with there performance.
So back to todays game this week we had 2 GK's, 11 players and an injured player sitting on the bench an improvement straight away compared to the previous week and we were up against the high flying Needham Market. Our team started this game very positively with 3 good chances in the first 20 mins, Adam close with a header, Liam hitting the crossbar and Ben T coming close. The football was great, first to ball, second to the ball, strong tackles and players holding there positions, everything we asked them to do. Needham had a brief spell in this half but nothing our defence and GK couldn't handle, we even had a great shout for handball/penalty but the ref claimed to not see it...........
Second half again we came out strong playing some great football with Needham chasing our players shadows, in the next ten minutes we forced several saves from there GK and players, with Liam and Luke coming close how on earth were we not in front! Then unfortunately totally against the run of play, a free kick, a slip and a clearance ball found its way to Needham's on form striker who calmly finished making it 1 nil to Needham. However our team of players didn't give up and we created several more chances including an absolutely clear hand ball (no doubt about it) again play on waved to the players, both sets of coaches and spectators amazement - again ref claimed not to see it...........
So it finished 0-1 to Needham, our team played very well with some exceptional football at times. However its the story of our season, if you don't take your chances and finish teams off you leave yourself open to well taken against the run of play goal!
MOM - Adam who dominated the midfield today making some great passes