Match Report
LB Vets v Trojan Vets


League Division 1


LB Vets


Trojan Vets


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Match Reports

LB Vets Report;

"With a squad of 12, a few nursing a Fury Wilder hangover we knew it would be a tough game against 2nd in the table Trojan. At least this week we managed to start with 11 and it was good to have Simmo2 and Yinka back. Still missing the likes of Benno, Craig, Gus and Rob C so stuck to the five across the middle with little Chris up top on his own. Game started fast and furiously, Trojan keeping the ball well, don’t think we touched it for ten minutes, but thankfully they didn’t create any decent chances, we slowly got into it and once we got a grip on their big striker who was dropping deep to collect the ball, we looked a lot better. Created a couple of chances playing on the break, getting a lot of joy out wide with Nick and Pete on the wings, Hooks getting forward to support Little Chris who was always busy. The ball broke loose on the edge of our box, a Trojan player hit a decent shot which Del got both hands to, but couldn’t keep it out 0 – 1 Trojan. We continued to grow into the game and then a nice move through the middle, Hooks slotted Little Chris in, he danced around their CBs and left footed it into the corner 1 – 1. Then we got a second, Pete broke down the left cut it back to Little Chris and he thumped it in off the bar 2 – 1 at HT. Second half started same way, Trojan keeping the ball well, their big striker and number 10 were quite a handful, but we played on the break well and Cotts put a little ball straight through the middle for Little Chris to beat the off side trap and cooly square to Hooks for a simple tap in 3 – 1. Again we broke down the right Simmo2 put a lovely ball for Hooks and he coolly lobbed the keeper 4 – 1. Game got a bit scrappy with 15 to go and unfortunately a couple of overzealous and unnecessary kicks and tackles followed, including Hooks being hacked down from behind when one on one with the keeper. They had a penalty (Pricey said it never was) and the striker blasted it wide. Let off! Then a free kick worked really for 4 – 2. Last 5 lots of pressure from Trojan, a flurry of corners and the ball being pumped into the box for off the line clearances and Del commanding his box, then Yinka fouled (ummm ??) in the box, another penalty. 4 – 3 eeek, but it was last kick of the game, handshakes all around and back to the Tent for a warm beer. MoM between Del for punching everything in the last 10 or Yinka for being solid at CB. A good hard game though, good luck to Trojan, great team and played the game ‘mostly’ in the Corinthian style, apart from one or two towards the end."

No Match report submitted by Trojan Vets