Sat 09
1st team
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League
FC Khalsa GAD
A Windram (11'), (89'), B Warren (28'), G Wesley (47'), (70')
J Warren (72' OG)
Ellistown FC v FC Khalsa

Ellistown FC v FC Khalsa

By Andrew Grout
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5 star town continue good form


Ellistown made it 6 wins and a draw from last 7 or 9 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats from last 13 as they swept aside a FC Khalsa who contributed to a fine game of football.

As the form stats confirm, town started the game full of confidence and should have been ahead within the 1st minute as Ben Warren failed to slot home from a yard out. It was a game the Warren brothers enjoyed for different reasons.

The only surprise is that it took town 11 minutes to open the scoring when Aaron Windram following a defensive error waltzed around the keeper and slotted into an empty net.

EFC 1-0 FCK 11 mins

While Khalsa looked dangerous on the brake, it was Ellistown with majority of the ball that were controlling the game and chances came and went at regular intervals.

Ben Warren calmed the home supporters’ nerves on 28 mins when he shot through a crowded penalty box to make it 2-0.

EFC 2-0 FCK 28 mins

The only surprise was that town could not add to their 2 goals before half-time.

EFC 2-0 FCK HT

With Khalsa having no option but to throw caution to the wind, the 2nd half was an open affair of attacking football and step forward our Captain, Leader, Legend Chris Nettles who put in a Harry Kane performance up-front as he pulled the Khalsa defence all over the place and deserved to score that would have capped an outstanding performance.

We scored our 3rd early in the 2nd half as after a fine passing move cut through the Khalsa defence, giving our midfielder George Wesley the chance to slam home. Based on today's performances, there is not a lot between George and Mason Mount, both are superb creative midfielders.

EFC 3-0 FCK 0 47 mins.

It would have been easy for town to step off the gas and settle for the 3-0 but through prompting from the Management team we kept on going and scored a deserved 4th through Mason Mount, no sorry George Wesley on 70 mins.

EFC 4-0 FCK 0 70 mins

The game then entered a crazy 15 minutes as Khalsa threatened an unlikely come back through the most unlikely route as on 72 minutes a harmless cross into our box was headed into own net by James Warren. For our older readers, think back to Andy Gray's diving header on the floor v Sunderland back in 1985. This was a goal of the season contender by James and while scoring an own-goal is never a pleasant experience, we suspect James was impressed with his effort!

EFC 4-1 FCK 72 mins

4-1 with 15 minutes to go was a perfect opportunity to give 17 year old Finn Chaplin more vital minutes and he took his chance well and was unlucky not to score with a curling shot that grazed the crossbar. Ellistown will erupt when he breaks his duck, and we are proud to have one of our own making the grade.

Khalsa scored a fine 2nd on 84 minutes when Aaron Athill lobbed Kelby Tyers from 20 yards.

EFC 4-2 FCK 84 mins

Previous Town sides would have buckled but not this side, we dusted ourselves down and hit the reset button, tighten up in defence and using the wing play of Ben Warren, Finn Chaplin and raiding full backs James Warren and Ashley Riddell loaded the Khalsa Penalty box with quality crosses. It was one of these crosses on 89 minutes from Ashley Riddell that fell to Aaron Windram who like all quality finishers do, hang in the air to head the ball back over the Khalsa goalkeeper and into the net. Game over.

EFC 5-2 FCK 89 mins

The final whistle went with town celebrating another fine win as we now close in on 6th place.

EFC 5-2 FCK FT

Summary

Another top class performance from town who ensured they followed the form book by dispatching a Khalsa side who play a fine brand of attacking football.

Its pleasing to see improvements in our performance and all the hard work off the pitch by everyone connected to the club is now showing via results on the pitch.

Lads we are proud of you and the village are proud of you.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 09, Apr 2022

Kickoff

15:00

Attendance

13

Competition

Everards Brewery Premier Division

League position

9
Ellistown FC
10
FC Khalsa GAD
George Wesley

Star Player

George Wesley