| MATCH REPORTS - September|
Lanthorne Rangers F.C. vs. Kings Utd F.C. (27/Sep/2015)
Lanthorne Rangers 3 Kings Utd 1
The game proved to be an opportunity for Lanthrorne to bounce back from last weeks defeat. That said this wasn't made easy by Kings United who made the game a physical challenge and played some good football. T
he game had opportunities for both teams but Lanthorne controlled some important spells during the second half and made the most of their opportunities. A last minute goal from Sam Cliff, scored during what is becoming text book Lanthrorne counter attacking football finished the game of in style.
A great, competitive and high energy game played by both teams. A confidence boost for Lanthrorne and back to winning ways.
HCS United F.C. vs. Evolution F.C. (27/Sep/2015)
HCS United 0 Evolution 1
A good game of football between two teams looking to find their form, Evolution started brightly having most of the pocession but HCS were up to the task and made a game of it the goal came from a superb free kick with Lewis crossing the ball for wazza to attack at the far post and plant a superb header into the top corner.
There were other chances but the HCS keeper pull a world save to keep it a 1-0 the Evolution defence are not conceding now going two games with back to back clean sheets All in all a superb game to watch well played both sides.
East Kent College F.C. vs. AFC Westgate United Services Club (20/Sep/2015)
East Kent College 1 AFC Westgate USC 4
AFC Westgate took the lead after 10 mins goal from Dave Northan who stretched the lead after 26 mins to make it 2-0. Conceded 3 mins before half time but was ruled out by the referee for offside.
2nd Half saw Ryan Roberts twice crossing from the left wing for Jamie Martin to score twice more to make it 4-0. After a great performance from AFC Westgates defence it took EKC a great cross from the right wing to score with 2 mins to go making the final score 4-1.
Monkton F.C. vs. Lanthorne Rangers F.C. (20/Sep/2015)
Monkton 2 Lanthorne Rangers 1
Lanthorne Rangers started the game a little quiet and failed to capitalise on some early chances. In turn this allowed Monkton to gain a foot hold in the game. Monkton used this opportunity well and scored from close range. After failing to take yet more chances Lanthorne again conceded to Monkton, this time with a very good finish from long range.
The start of the second half was open and end to end however Lanthorne made the most of opportunities and scored from a great delivery from Dan Langiano onto the head of the inform Chris Parish who headed home from close range at the back post. A 3rd goal in as many games for Chris and well deserved. The last 25 minutes saw Lanthorne dominate the game and possession but after hitting the bar and post they failed to claw back a draw.
A great effort by all involved but a special mention must go to Monkton who showed great team spirit, some flair going forward and resilience to hold out for the win. We look forward now to our next meeting later in the season.
Evolution F.C. vs. Evolution F.C. (20/Sep/2015)
Evolution 6 AFC Sosobad 0.
Evolution needed this game to gain some confidence not only with scoring goals but keeping a clean sheet. Evolution had this game rapped up within 17 minutes with a brace from Wayne Jones a goal from Warren Shultz a goal from Alex guinien 4-0 up and no trouble for the Evo keeper.Tomasz krolek made it 5 just before half time..... Evo in the 2nd half made plenty of chances and should have been in double figures but for some reason could not finish Russell keen making it 6-0 the game was played in great spirit with both sides trying to play football, the ref had little to do but he kept the game flowing good win for evo who now go to the next round and hopefully carry this form into their league campaign
B.O.B. FC vs. Camden Arms F.C. (20/Sep/2015)
Bob FC 4 Camden Arms 2
Perched at the top of the table Bob FC knew today's game would be their toughest test yet but one that could see them go 3 points clear with no other Div.2 games being played. An uncharacteristically slow start (possibly due to a team party Friday night taking it's toll) allowed a strong Camden side to take an early 2 goal lead with balls over the top catching the defence on the turn.
The boys in blue responded exactly how the gaffer hoped though and by half time BOB found themselves with a narrow 3-2 lead. The second half was again tight but pleasing to see BOB's lads holding their own physically as well as matching their opponents who passed the ball well. The decisive goal came from a burst down the right from Cainy who fired home in spectacular style to give Jamie Goose Hewitt a challenger for goal of the match after his 1st half free kick which nestled beautifully in the bottom corner. The BOB can enjoy a rest next week ready to come back for another battle.
Evolution F.C. vs. Evolution F.C. (20/Sep/2015)
Evolution 6 AFC Sosobad 0
Evolution needed this game to gain some confidence not only with scoring goals but keeping a clean sheet. Evolution had this game wrapped up within 17 minutes with a brace from Wayne Jones a goal from Warren Shultz a goal from Alex guinien 4-0 up and no trouble for the Evo keeper.Tomasz krolek made it 5 just before half time.....
Evo in the 2nd half made plenty of chances and should have been in double figures but for some reason could not finish Russell keen making it 6-0 the game was played in great spirit with both sides trying to play football, the ref had little to do but he kept the game flowing good win for evo who now go to the next round and hopefully carry this form into their league campaign
Arrow F.C. vs. Racing Greyhound F.C. (13/Sep/2015)
Arrow FC 4 Racing Greyhound 3
Another great game to watch, Arrow fc really struggling in the first half with racing greyhound dominating most of the half. If it wasn't for a cracking free kick from Josh Hilton it would of stayed 0-0 in the first half.
Arrow got into there stride in the second half and got on top right from the off and with mat Hilton getting a goal and mat Penney getting 2, Arrow fc looked comfortable at 4-0 but credit to racing greyhound who kept fighting and with 10 mins to go they clawed 3 bak. All In all was a great game of footy and helped by the ref who let the game flow as much as he could.
Evolution F.C. vs. S.L.T.United F.C. (13/Sep/2015)
Evolution 2 SLT Utd 6
Evolution were looking to put last week behind them and started brightly with Alex guinien opening the scoring after 15 minutes and evo looked in control. However that where it stopped and they allowed SLT into the game with a failure to clear the ball 1-1 then two mins later evo put the ball into their own net and were chasing the game.
SLT were now being allowed to pass the ball around and scored another two goals before half time..... At half time and after some words from the manager Evo again came out and Wayne Jones got a goal back within a minute but again Evo dropped off and found themselves 5-2 down and with mins to go SLT finished evolution off.
A disappointing performance from an Evolution team that are just not clicking defensively as a team and the manager has some serious decisions to make in the coming weeks
B.O.B. FC vs. HCS United F.C. (13/Sep/2015)
BOB F.C. 6 HCS Utd 1
Strong start to the season continues for BOB FC as they linish an established HCS team. Some fantastic football created a host of chances with pick of the bunch a powerful header from Big Alan Garrett which nestled in the top corner. #upthebob
Bradstow Albion F.C. vs. Lanthorne Rangers F.C. (06/Sep/2015)
Bradstow Albion 1 Lanthorne Rangers 3
Really great way to open the season. The referee was very good and allowed the game to flow. End to end action as two good sides battled it out. All round great, competitive Sunday league football.
Hugin Vikings Utd vs. B.O.B. FC (06/Sep/2015)
Hugin Vikings Utd 3 BOB FC 9
A long and eagerly awaited reuniting of a terrific group of lads saw BOB FC enjoy a convincing victory over a decent Hugin team who welcomed them and contributed well to a friendly but competitive season opener. The sun shone, the football flowed and so did the goals, notably a brace a piece for the new strike force of Bartek and Taylor as well as a rare but fantastically well taken finish from Dix and a 1 yard 'screamer' from Gilson.
With the rejuvenated legs of Garrett and Matthews involved in most of BOBs attacking play it was left to the ever green Newbery to marshall at the back with sidekick 'Goose' Hewitt. With his 60th rapidly approaching (birthday not goal) it is no wonder the team is named after a man who epitomises everything the club aim to be; friendship, respect, enjoyment and a desire to achieve.
Tougher tests to come no doubt but whatever the results BOB FC shall be smiling their way through what promises to be an impressive first season #UPTHEBOB
Key IT Support F.C. vs. FC Enoteca (06/Sep/2015)
Key IT Support 1 FC Enoteca 6
On a beautiful sunny day in September the new season got underway for Key IT as they faced FC Enoteca at Jackey Bakers.
Key It started the game on the front foot and almost went in front on 8 minutes when James Gollick raced down the wing beating his man before cutting the ball back to Dave Davidge who was unlucky to see his low shot deflected onto the post.
Buoyed on by this fast start Key IT continued to mount pressure onto the Enoteca back line as they struggled to deal with the pace of the Key IT attack. James Gollick went close twice, first seeing his shot saved by the keeper and then just putting over after racing through on goal.
But on 25 minutes Enoteca where awarded a soft penalty as the Key IT defender was deemed to have hand balled in the area. Enoteca scored and it was 1-0. Enoteca continued to push at the Key IT backline and some smart defending denied them a further goal, Gareth Whitling with some key defensive headers.
Keys had a couple of close offside calls, one of which Sonny Honour raced through to score beautifully. Then on the 35th minute Keys earlier dominance was rewarded when Dave Davidge swung a brilliant corner in and after the Enoteca keeper spectacularly denied him, the ball fell to Bainbridge who tucked in from an angle. 1-1
Enoteca though got there noses in front just before half time when there player scored low past Rob Williams on 43rd minute.
HALF TIME: FC ENOTECA 2-1 KEY IT SUPPORT
The second half couldn't have started in worse fashion as Enoteca scored within 20 seconds of the second half. A long ball played through the middle of the Keys defense and the player slotted home for 3-1.
Key IT continued to try and play good football spreading the ball around well. Enoteca to there credit though countered Keys well and balls over the top continued to catch Keys defense out and they added to there tally.
4-1,5-1 and 6-1 came in a frantic couple of minutes as Keys heads dropped and Enoteca smelt blood. A thrashing on paper but doesn't quite tell the story of how well Keys played at times. On to the next one we say.
Hugin Vikings Utd vs. B.O.B. FC (06/Sep/2015)
Hugin Vikings Utd 3 BOB FC 9
A well played out opening fixture of the season saw the old comrades in the white of BOB FC join forces once again to enjoy a relatively comfortable victory over a Hugin team who battled hard on a small pitch. The sun shone, the game flowed and so did the goals.
With barely a miss-timed tackle throughout the entire game the referee had a gentle 1st game back and kept things flowing. A brace a piece for the new strike force of Taylor and Biegajlo and one to savour for Strokes original Dix were particularly pleasing, not to mention a 1 yard screamer from Gilson. The rejuvenated legs of Matthews and the ever-green Newbery at the rip old age of 59 showed exactly what this season is all about.
John 'Junior' Hewitt reminded everyone just how talented he is with the ball at his feet whilst Gav 'The tank' Queen made the most of his moment by flattening a few opposition players (in the nicest possible way) with his considerable frame. Hats off to those without a mention thus far too - Matin, Hewitt, Cain, Garrett and Howard all showed exactly what it means to be part of a team born under the leadeship of Mark 'Sparky' Tyman some 9 years ago; albeit under a different name.
Smiles all round then for BOB FC who have had many of their players waiting patiently for a good few seasons for this moment. Results aside this great bunch of lads are sure to enjoy a fantastic year together!
The Odds F.C. vs. Arrow F.C. (06/Sep/2015)
The Odds F.C 0 Arrow FC 3
Great game of footy to start the season. 2 teams really battling well and made an excellent game to watch. With 2 goals from mathew Penney and another from super sub Alex dembowski, Arrow kept hold of the lead til the end. Also helped by an outstanding back 5 (incl goalkeeper) that held there clean sheet and earned our centre bak and vice captain Jason Bailey man of the match.
AFC Westgate United Services Club vs. Evolution F.C. (06/Sep/2015)
AFC Westgate USC 9 Evolution 2
Not the start that the Evolution manager was looking for as AFC Westgate ran riot against a lacklustre evo side missing a number of their 1st 11, but no excuses as those that came in should have been on the game.
AFC Look a good well balanced side that will do well this season EVO have to get their act together quickly Still great to be back playing footy.