Chiddingfold 4 Teddington 5 (League)
5th December 2004
‘We simply have to win games like this.’
Entertaining for the neutral but a disappointing result
against a team which we should have beaten.
Teddington went a goal up on five minutes, slicing through
the half asleep defence far too easily. The boys began to get back into it,
though, with Mike in goal, again in outstanding form, and on ten minutes missed
an open goal when it would have been far easier to score.
Our pressure began to tell, though, and we eventually
equalised after good work from Jonathan Bt put Scott through. We rode our luck
at times, but also looked very dangerous on the break, and duly went 2-1 up just
before half-time when great battling from joint Man of
the Match Richard won the ball, which he crossed for Jon Bt to poke in.
Soon after half-time a superb move from Scott over on the
right put the ball in for Richard to volley a phenomenal shot which nearly took
the keeper’s head off. Fellow Man of
the Match Hassie was dictating the play whenever the ball came near him and
we were looking good.
Then things started to slip. A rare fumble from Mike at the
back made the score 2-2, then Teddington went ahead following a counter attack.
The match was opening out now and we equalised again thanks to Scott. The boys
kept doggedly going and Rupert in particular put the opposition under pressure