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Winchester City 0-3 Moneyfields

on Wed 26 Dec

hat a deflating defeat that was!! Full credit to Moneyfields for their win, however anyone watching the game will know that we should not be losing that game let alone losing 3-0! I said to the lads after the game that there are a lot of qualities in their side that I wished we had in ours, in the hands of the wrong officials they can dictate the pattern of the game, sadly today’s officials were just that! I am proud of the way that we play football, we are as good as anyone at times, however unless you take your chances a side like Moneyfields will stay in the game and get on top of us physically. As Dan Wooden who I know well from Gosport said to me after the game. ‘You got a really good footballing side, but wouldn’t ever want to hurt anyone’ - that’s both a positive as I wouldn’t want to play in that style but also a massive negative as we cannot get bullied, as a very young side who are physically weaker in size than most we will have to find that ‘nasty’ side in the coming months to really reach the full potential that we do have!

We were without the ill Rob Carr and injured Flooksy today which had an impact on us... we played some flowing football throughout the first half, a stat that is often talked about is the number of touches a player has in the oppositions box, we had more touches in their box than in any game for some time! We missed a host of chances through good goalkeeping and also bad finishing! Somehow though we went in 2-0 down at the break! 

2nd half we had a lot of possession again but didn’t get the ball into the danger area enough compared to the 1st half, they got a 3rd with a horrible error at the back and we ended up 3-0 losers to a big and powerful side.

We now have to get ourselves patched up again and ready to take on Mangotsfield on Saturday! Can’t wait to get back out there and put today right! I know there was a lot of people in agreement that we played well today, spoke to a lot of fans who all said that, we lost the game though and there is no getting away from that! 

Good luck to Moneyfields for the rest of the season, I would say they are likely to be in with a shout of winning the league! 

Let’s hope we can end 2018 with a bang on saturday!

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