Chiddingfold 4 Onslow Boys 5 (League)
31st October 2004
‘We should have got at least a point there …’
What you might call a goal fest. A strong first half, in
which the boys went 2-0 up, followed by a running out of steam, where we let
Onslow back into a game we should have won.
After some initial Onslow pressure, Jonathan Bt burst
through with a superb run which saw him lob the ball just over the bar. It was a
sign of things to come. On ten minutes, in-form Scott calmly shot home from the
edge of the area after good pressure, 1-0. At the back Theo was in imperious
form and we went 2-0 up with a magnificent Rupert free kick into the top
left-hand corner. Then it was Onslow who broke clear, only for Mike in goal to
pull off a super reflex save. He did the same thing soon afterwards – only
this time he caught it for good measure.
Disappointingly, not long before half-time Onslow pulled
one back, and it gave them the fillip they needed to come out fighting in the
second half, when they equalised practically straight away, while our boys were
still digesting their mango juice. Nevertheless we battled away, with Man
of the Match Richard in inspired form, tackling and spraying passes all over
the field. Next, Rupert sending a scorcher just over the bar, only for a slip up
at the back to let Onslow into the lead for the first time, 2-3.