Winchester City 3-2 Slimbridge
What a great result and for large parts great performance that was!! Less said about the officials display the better, truly awful display! So in spite of that and a side intent on playing up to that throughout we got a brilliant win!!
We had no Simba today due to work, plus Griggsy and Flooksy away! So we kept the same team that played most of last week at moneyfields except Oli Bailey in for Sim and Hayward who came on as sub for Kieran last week started, Kieran was fit enough to play a small part from the bench though!
I thought we started superbly and were all over them, got ahead with a brilliant worked goal finished by Baz! We were sharper than them all over and could have gone further ahead until they scored a pen from a very soft coming together by Willo and their theatrical (and very chatty!!) 11!! They got a further goal not long after and suddenly we found selves 2-1 down, the lads regrouped and got back on front foot but came in 2-1 at break!
We had plenty of words at the break, told them to play our game and not let them do what they do effectively, we did exactly that and totally bossed the half! Got level with what I would say was a brilliant goal, everything we are about with clever football around the edge of their box finished well by Rob Carr, then we got a winner with another good move but IK had to bundle the finish in after it was saved! Nearly got a further goal but it was cleared off the line and we closed the game out brilliantly!
A fantastic 3 points against an awkward opponent who had won 6 in a row! We dug deep and I am immensely proud of everyone! We now have thatcham in the league cup on Tuesday in a game where we will make a number of changes, however it’s still a good game for us! Then the bigger and more important task of Cirencester away next Saturday! Can’t wait!
Massive credit to the boys today! Not bad for a side who are falling apart off the pitch eh Jezza!!! :)
Up the citizens!