A really good workout tonight against step 3 opposition in Hartley Wintney, we really did have to work hard against what is a very good side especially in the attacking third, to win the game 2-1 late on was a lovely little added bonus, as I always say results are fairly immaterial in pre season, however it’s nicer to win than lose anytime! More importantly the workout we were given by a very good side was brilliant!
We took another good squad of 20 players, with a couple of players missing as well, we actually started brilliantly and first 20 minutes or so we were very good, we got ahead when a press on their back 4 was executed well and we nicked the ball back and a couple of passes later we were 1-0 up with Baz finishing well! For the next 20 mins they got on top and we had to be nice and compact, they did score 1 goal from a set piece which was a shame, then late in half a couple of typical slick moves got us back on front foot.
Second half was very much end to end and we again showed good shape and used the ball well when we had it, it looked like was heading towards a deserved draw only for us to nick a goal through Kel Akpobire with a bullet header.
A good night for us, we have competition for places across the pitch but especially in the front areas which is great, every player needs to produce when on the pitch! Next up we have Ashford Middlesex who are a step 4 side and so a tough test on Saturday, we look forward to that.
Up the winch!