U17 - Match Report vs Langton Green 14.1.18
Withdean Hit Summit Of League With A Win Away At Langton
Many thought we would head to Langton Green today and score goals for fun and have three points in the bag guaranteed. Langton themselves had other plans, they didn't fancy another thrashing and they did all they could to prevent it.
They defended with their lives, not allowing us much time and space and was keen to cause an upset.
We weren't playing bad, considering the state of the pitch and the defensive mindset of Langton, we did create chances and must of had ten first half corners. We was applying good pressure but an excellent display of defending and goalkeeping kept the sides level at the break.
We knew we was in a battle and this was a game we couldn't afford to drop points in. We kept pushing in the second half and we soon got the breakthrough as Goodsell scrambled in his 28th league goal of the season.
This could well have been the catalyst for the goals to flow but to be fair to Langton they stayed fairly solid and didn't fall apart.
We needed a second to ensure the points were coming back to Brighton with us and if anyone was going to secure the win. We can always rely on our top goal threat, who impressively bended one into the top corner with ten minutes to go. 2-0.
This was a great win. It wouldn't be any fun if it was easy. We grinded it out and got what we deserved.
Leage titles are decided on days like today, away from home on horrible pitches. We overcome that hurdle and it's now in our hands. 3 huge games coming up.
Man of the Match: he pushed and pushed like he has all season but today his goals were more valuable than ever. Well done reagen Goodsell.