Barnstaple Town 1-4 Winchester City
Delighted with today yet again! First class result for us, long old journey and day and to come home with a 4-1 win is fantastic news and I am very proud of the lads efforts!
Jenkinson for King
White for Mlambo
Hill for Carr
Early on yet again our pace was the undoing of the opposition as Rob Carr burst through one on one and was scythed down, a red card was inevitable! We then got a goal shortly after through Simba with a decent finish. We let an equaliser in with a very poor piece of play defensively and let them back in. We then got a 2nd and 3rd through Oli Bailey, the first through a great finish across the keeper and his 2nd a superb lob, 3-1 at the break.
We asked the lads to give a professional performance in the 2nd half, not to do anything sloppy, that's what we did, by no means did we play as well as we have been but controlled the game and didn't give them a sniff, could have scored a few but settled for no goals against and an extra goal to make it 4 from Flooksy with a header!
A really fantastic result for us and that has us now sat in 4th, only a point off 2nd with a game in hand and 4 off top with a game in hand. League tables don't mean much at this stage, however it's a very good platform for us and 18 points from 8 games is decent, especially bearing in mind we have only played 3 games at home!
We now have 2 cup games, we will be mixing it up on Tuesday and blooding a high number of young players who we have high hopes for from the youth team, I look forward to that. We then prepare for Kidlington in FA trophy next weekend which will be tough as they were decent when we played them in league.
Must say, what a fantastic feeling to give 3 points to our supporters who had travelled in numbers such a long way! A massive congratulations as well to our president Terry Bone and his wife Lyn who's anniversary was today, yet they were there for us!
Up the citizens!!