Friday, 29 March 2013

Kingstonian vs Enfield

Kingstonian's poor form in the Ryman Premier Division continued as they let a one goal lead slip into a 2-1 home defeat to Enfield

Enfield started the game the better team and almost took the lead a few minutes in, when one of their forwards got through on goal with 2 players in support but chose to shoot instead of square the ball and could only hit the post. Enfield were on top but weren't really creating any meaningful chances and with Kingstonian looking dangerous on the break, it looked like it might just be 'one of those nights' for Enfield. A few corners from Enfield upped the pressure on the K's, after Rob Tolfrey had rolled a flat ball out to get a new one, the ref correctly gave a corner, from which the pressure began. There was no end product for Enfield though and they were punished when Kingstonian scored with their first shot of the game, Matt Somner flicking the ball over a defender's head before sending a crashing volley into the top corner, a truly fantastic goal. Enfield seemed shocked by this goal and Kingstonian were on top for the last 10 minutes of the first half although they didn't score

To be fair Enfield came out onto the pitch for the second half looking much more up for it than the K's and equalised from a corner in the 52nd minutes after what looked like a mistake from Tolfrey in the Kingstonian goal. Kingstonian's long ball game just didn't seem to be breaking down the Enfield defence and this was evident in the lack of chances they created. Enfield continued to push and missed a great chance when 1 on 1 with the goalkeeper but the attacker put the ball wide, when really he should have scored. Enfield then deservedly took the lead after a good passing move and cross found Hope, who powerfully headed the ball past Tolfrey, who almost made a great save, but could not quite get enough on the ball to keep it out. Despite being behind Kingstonian still struggled to create and never really looked like equalising. In fact, Enfield could have added a third but Tolfrey made a good stop in another 1 on 1 situation.

The game as a whole was very enjoyable and a sure contender for our goal of the season competition arose. Thanks to Kingstonian manager Alan Dowson

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Molesey vs Sandhurst

Not too much to say about this game other than it was a very one sided affair. Molesey had the game wrapped up at half time after 3 first half unanswered goals. Sandhurst were very limited and rarely offered any chances of getting themselves back into the game
Pretty much from start to finish Molesey were on top. They took the lead after 21 minutes courtesy of a cracking shot from Arnold Tawonezvi and never looked back. Sandhurst were a defensive shambles and conceded again on 29 minutes after Molesey seemed to just walk the ball through the weak Sandhurst defence after a good passing move. The hole in side netting was exposed again as the ball went in. Just before half time Molesey killed off the game after a strong Sandhurst penalty appeal was turned down and Molesey raced up the other end to make it 3-0, Nick White with his second of the game from about 30 yards out.

The second half wasn’t really a great spectacle. Molesey made a few changes at half-time to rest players for their Surrey Senior Cup tie against Sutton United. There were a few chances but none were taken and even if both teams, or just one of them took their half-chance or two that came along, I still doubt the result would have been different. Molesey saw out the game with ease and won the game comfortably