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Wednesday 19 June 2013. The school week is currently B.
WARRINER 2 2 GOSFORD HILL
In the glorious sunshine the year 10 boys put in a battling performance against a Warriner side that played to their strengths. With Gosford missing a few key players the side was significantly weakened and this showed in the early exchanges as Gosford began sluggishly, surrendering possession extremely cheaply. Warriner were clearly up for it and immediately signaled their intent on playing the long ball game. As Warriner continued to pump the ball long, the Gosford defense failed to deal with the bounce and the Warriner forward accepted the gift and fired the home side in front. Things then got worse for Gosford as another long ball forward was latched onto by the forward who lobbed the keeper to make it 2-0 to the home side. However this finally seemed to wake the away side up and they began to create some chances of their own, with a few half chances going wide or into the keeper's grateful hands. Thankfully Gosford did get a crucial goal back before half time, when Max Jones collected a through ball, before holding off three defenders and rolling the ball into the corner of the net past the keepers despairing dive. Just rewards for Gosford who ended the first half well. Half time 2-1 Warriner.
The second half began with Gosford intent on pulling themselves level, and when the ball dropped kindly to Joe Howes on the edge of the box, he took an strike at goal that should have been an easy save for the keeper but he inexplicably let it through his legs and into the net to the delight of the away team. The rest of the half was generally a scrappy affair with neither side really taking control, although both sides had their chances. Max Jones was a whisker away from giving the away side a smash and grab win with an effort that brushed the post in the last minute. Before Ben Walsh contrived to throw the ball straight to their attacker from a throw-in to the absolute horror of Mr Catling and Mr Smith, but thankfully his purposeful run ended with an effort off target.
Final score 2-2 which on reflection was a fair result as neither side did enough to really merit the win, with Warriner shading the first half and Gosford shading the second. Gosford never really got going during the game and in the end it was a frustrating day at the office for the away side; however they battled hard throughout and came back from 2-0 down, so the effort can't be faulted. Another point on the board and we move onto North Oxford Academy next week. Good effort boys!
Men of the Match: Joe Howes and Max Jones
Ryan Haynes (6), Jacob Haynes (6), Travis Gordon (6), Ben Walsh (7), Aaron Holmes (6), Joe Knight (6), Joe Howes (7), Sean Walker (6), Olly Kinch (7), Max Jones (7), Toby Smith (6), Jack Sims (6)
Posted: 2011-03-09 00:00:00
Last Edited: 2012-01-05 09:55:04