Lyne F.C V Worplesdon Phoenix
Well here we go again for our usual weekly fix of men’s football, this week against Worplesdon Phoenix from the Surrey intermediate (Western) League.
This week we reverted back to the traditional 45 minutes each way with the weather being a little more favourable to football.
Lyne started the much sharper of the two teams controlling the play pretty much from the whistle, but this was to become a game of two completely different halves this will become more apparent later in the report.
Lyne’s ball retention in the first half was top draw, putting constant pressure on the Worplesdon back four which inevitably ended with Lyne taking the lead.
A well worked playing coming from a good delivery by Oat and an equally good header to put it away by Jordan.
Lyne’s second came from a well weighted ball from Felipe though to Fudge who slotted it away with confidence.
Goal three came from a set play corner in which Felipe delivered to the far post which was dealt with by Justin and well tucked away.
A comfortable first half by Lyne.
The second half was a completely different affair, with Worplesdon putting on some pressure helped by a few injuries sustained by the Lyne squad, first Josh who got taken out probably because giving the Worplesdon right side a torrid time, then followed by Ryan who felt a quad late in the first half then Oat who started to seize up.
So big changes in shape and players which didn’t help.
The game became more open with it becoming a two way street rather than one, Worplesdon had several opportunities working their way into the Lyne 18 yard box but always seem to be thwarted by some great defensive play or great keeping.
But not to say Lyne didn’t have opportunities of their own, we had several but the second half played out as a stalemate.
Final score 3-0 Lyne
Our thanks go out to Stuart for refereeing this game as we were a little let down on the referees front.
Sue for doing the kit wash
And Worplesdon Phoenix for being our opponents today.
Squad today: James K, Oat S, Ashley C, Justin F (1) Ryan E , Marcus G, Luke M, Felipe L (CAPT) , Jordan W (1) , Josh A, Jordan E (1) Oliver R, Stuart F, Ryan A, David U.
Well done lads a great performance!
This week’s MOTM goes to Ryan E for a good solid performance.