Winchester City 7-0 Barnstaple Town
Well that was an enjoyable days work in the end!! Absolutely delighted for everyone involved, that was a top top result against a side who were kicking and scrapping for everything, to go on and kill them off late on like we did with a number of great goals was brilliant! Well done everyone!
We started the game with the same team that did so well at Evesham, unfortunately we didn’t get our game going, we spent the whole week talking about how we needed to guard against any complacency, unfortunately it wasn’t a complacency thing but we didn’t have that extra edge in our play, it was very scrappy for first 25/30 minutes. Then an over zealous challenge from their captain on Baz resulted in a red card, maybe a touch harsh as a red but it was extremely reckless as was a number of their tackles all game to be honest. We quickly scored after that with a pen finished by Barron after Oli was brought down. 1-0 up at the break.
I have to say there were some very choice words at half time from me, it wasn’t good enough in my eyes and we needed to use the ball better, we made a couple of changes with Hayward coming on for Williams and Cookie for Rawks, this gave us a lot more physically and control of the ball in midfield almost instantly! We soon scored a 2nd as Simba finished a cross from Kinger, then Oli Bailey rounded the keeper to score a 3rd with 15 minutes or so left. Next it was Ty who had just come on as sub scoring with almost his first touch 4-0, next Gilly drove forward and smashed a 5th... still there was time for Ty to bend in a great free kick, then finally Joe Hayward was able to finish off a cross from Kinger... 7-0!!
Well done to all the boys, proud of the efforts from everyone, we now have to move on to another couple of tough away games, firstly away at Highworth on Wednesday night which will be a tough game for sure, we go there full of confidence having picked up 26 from the last 30 points! Let’s hope we can keep it going for as long as we physically can!
Thanks to all for the great support as well, it’s so appreciated and I’m so pleased we have been able to give you such an enjoyable result today!
Up the citizens!