Southam V Polesworth
After the long journey to Polsworth the game began with both teams evenly matched. It took ten minutes to break the deadlock with Fin Morgan scoring a good goal from the edge of the box. After a lot of pressure and a few defensive mistakes they got one back with a nice strike from the corner of the box. Southam retook the lead with a good corner from James Lythe and very nice header from Alex Gidney. Southam were now 2-1 up however our defensive mistakes kept on coming. We couldn’t deal with their pressure as they pulled one back just before half time. The second half started with Southam the livelier team. We won a free kick. James Lythe put a good cross to the back post. Ruben Cooper applied the pressure as they scored an own goal. 3-2 Southam. Tristran Marriott picked it up in the middle of the park and played a delightful ball the centre Eric Stanley ran on to it. He took it round a defender before finishing in the bottom right corner. Southam now looking the better team with a strong 4-2 lead. After we scored they applied a bit of pressure but our defence was able to cope relatively easily with it. After their pressure we counter attacked and James Lythe had a shot from the edge of the box and the keeper let it under him. Eric Stanley scored the final goal taking it cooly round the keeper and finishing in the open net.
The final score was Polsworth 2- Southam 6. Based on this performance Southam seem to have a strong team.
Eric Stanley, Team Captain
Well done to all of the players in their first game. A well natured encounter. The Captain Eric Stanley on the right wing received man of the match. Lots to do but a great start boys!