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Match Report

Saturday 10th September 2011

Second XI
Alex Barnes 2, Dan Godward 2, Louis Hussey
5 - 3
Blackheath Wanderers

By Richard Tapsfield

We started our league campaign at home to newly promoted Blackheath who had won the league below last season. After a disappointing pre-season we welcomed back captain Johnson and also added Godward in attack. The first half was a tight affair which saw us take the lead through an excellent strike from Hussey, L. before Blackheath levelled shortly after. Just before the break Godward fired in from close range to give us a deserved 2-1 advantage.

After half time we came out at a pace and played some excellent football that saw us score 3 quick goals without reply. Player manager Barnes nicking two, one an excellent chip from distance after the goalkeeper\'s error. Godward then doubled his tally with an excellent volley on his left foot. The rest of the game was played out without two much incident until the final 10 minutes when we let in a couple of sloppy goals, although one was a comical own goal from Martin!

Team - Dean, Pile R (Tapsfield R), Johnson L, Craske L, Martin D, Barnes A, Law A, Hussey L, Hussey J (Knight M), Ahmed A, Godward D.

Man of the match: Adam Law