Winchester City 4-0 Thatcham Town
Excellent display by the group tonight against a Thatcham side who are top of the league if win games in hand! They made a handful of changes but all were strong 1st team players so it certainly wasn’t a weak side, we did the same making 7 changes and playing 2 lads from the development squad as well as bringing on another in the shape of Jordan Preston for his debut.
We really played some good stuff throughout and went ahead with a good finish from IK Hill, then got a 2nd with a deflected goal by Griggsy who was back after a 2 month injury layoff! We then got a 3rd when Dom Panesar-Dower who has returned to us from Bideford scored with a delightful free kick! 3-0 at the break.
They had a go at us in the 2nd half and brought on 3 of their main players, however we defended very well with Emmo and Kieran excellent (until Kieran went off after a horrible tackle on his shin) then Joe Hayward coming on and doing equally well! We got a 4th with Olly Balmer finishing superbly at the far post!
4 goals and a clean sheet and we advance to the next round of the cup, more importantly though excellent minutes for lads that needed it, plus a continuation of the momentum we are trying to build, very pleasing!
We now have to get ready for a tough task away to Cirencester which we know will be tough, we go there looking forward to it very much though!
Up the citizens!