Holmbury St Mary’s V Lyne F.C
This match was always billed as a top of the table clash with a lot at stake this season.
Lyne were without a few ever present players for this encounter, but with a squad with strength in depth there was never a question that we could field a team that would compete.
We have always known it would be a squad that would achieve this season and not a team and this match proved us right!
The first half was a very even affair with both sides threatening the goal but both failing to capitalise on the good chances created.
Holmbury are a good side with a balance of players very similar to the Lyne setup, We were all in agreement at the half way mark that the match could go either way.
The second half started and carried on in the same vain as the first with chances coming at both ends, but on 68 minutes Lyne got the breakthrough from a well delivered near post corner that was forced over the line by Josh.
- Lyne 1-0
Just five minutes later Ben popped the defender and fled off goal ward bound just leaving the keeper to beat. Ben done the biz and slotted away the opportunity with great maturity for a young lad!
- Lyne 2-0
This triggered Holmbury into gear, throwing everything at Lyne which was rewarded with a great goal to be fair and at that point in the game a well-earned lifeline for the Holmbury team.
With the score evenly poised at 2-1, Holmbury continued to put pressure on, forcing James in goal to make one of his wonder saves to keep Lyne in the game.
The game was played out and finished with a score of 2-1 Lyne but it could have been so easily different.
Our respect goes out to Holmbury who made it very difficult for the Lyne F.C team and we are sure Holmbury will be running us close as weeks go on in the League.
The Squad: James, David, JT, Ashley, Jerome, Josh (1), Luke, Felipe ©, Ben (1), Ryan E, Jordan, Stuart, Ollie, Bondy.
Man of the match: James in goal with a wonder save!
Next up, our Xmas football big match against the youth section of Lyne F.C! the Lyne F.C youth will be a select 11 of coaches, parents and elder players.
Saturday 19th December, Ottershaw Park with a 1pm K.O
Hope to see you there!