Match report : Sudbury AFC v Tiptree Heath FC
Manager Steve Chester, Assistant Manager Ian Dobbins
SQUAD PLAYERS: Paddy Hawkins in goal ( second half Lee Greenwood )
Defence : Kameron Dock , Charlie Abrehart- Briggs, Jack Tolhurst, Ryan Scillito, Reece Speller
Midfield : John Newman ,Joe Chester ,Louis Olymbios, Jamie Chesney,
Forwards Callum Hunt , Cameron Ward, Ryan Knill Jones
Playing 4-4- 2
It’s kick off at 6:30 sharp this evening and the Heath are having most of the ball in these early stages through accurate and swift passing manoeuvres. Sudbury being a young side match us for fitness but it’s on 9 minutes that Louis Olymbios with typical robustness wins the ball about 3 yards outside their box, and manages to touch it out wide to Callum Hunt who then plays the one two for Olymbios to slot it in the net – 0-1 Well played.
Sudbury manage to apply brief pressure though it’s the Heath who win a corner and get a clean header on goal though it lacks real power and it’s easily saved.
12 minutes in and it’s an even battle, Sudbury are matching Heath for work rate and they are proving to be a sharp and energetic bunch continually chasing down the ball but Heath are unperturbed and stay composed, keeping the ball well.
24 minutes and the ball is recycled in midfield , the ball finds Callum Hunt on the left corner of the box . He has time to pick his spot and dispatches a curling loft into the far right post! – 0-2 . Well done Callum!
26 minutes John Newman is rested and Cameron Ward goes on.
The game is now running at a decent pace and both teams have a share of possession in each half. Jack Tolhurst is kept busy in central defence and is an assured presence dealing with anything that comes his way. On 32 minutes Jack is rested and Reece Speller gets his chance to impress.
Olymbios is a continual menace in midfield and wins the ball again to lay it off to Callum Hunt who drove a vicious shot on goal, it’s a one handed save by the keeper .
HALF TIME system tweaked to 4-5-1.
It’s a lively first 5 minutes and Cameron Ward rushes onto a through ball, the keeper manages to save an angled shot with an outstretched foot, unlucky but good save.
54 minutes gone and Sudbury rest a player after advice from the referee (the young lad is getting a tad frustrated and it shows!)
Sudbury are trying hard but are losing out in the physical contest.
60 minutes in Kameron Dock is rested and Jack Tolhurst is back on.
It’s now fairly even and Sudbury are yet to offer much of a threat .
66 minutes and Charlie Abrehart- Briggs comes off for Ryan Knill Jones.
It’s a feisty game now and Cameron Ward is tackled in the box and goes down sprawling, no penalty as it’s a well timed tackle by Sudbury who then manage to get the ball forward such that Ryan Scillito (impressive at left back) is alert to a searching through ball by Sudbury and stretches superbly to cut it out .
74 minutes, it’s now raining and the game is still keenly contested by both sides with Heath easily being the more vocal side. Sudbury have a rare foray into our half but threats are met with thumping tackles by Heath.
85 minutes, the ball is crossed in from the left, the goalie is late in reacting and fluffs it allowing that man Olymbios to side foot in from a tight angle from the right .
89 minutes Jamie Chesney is free to size up a shot on goal but dwells on it slightly too long and decides to play an angled ball in, it only needs a touch from someone but no one quite gets there, ho hum!
That’s that as the final whistle sounds.
Well done one and all and we all look forward to the away game at Halstead Reserves on Tuesday 9th August under the lights and what surely will be our toughest to date!
Good work and well played to all others squad players being Joe Chester, Kameron Dock, Paddy Hawkins, Jamie Chesney, Ryan Knill Jones, Charlie Abrehart- Briggs, Reece Speller and last but not least Lee Greenwood who wasn’t able to make the start because of work commitments but is keen enough to turn up and want to play a part in the second half!
They have all contributed to another fine team performance. I for one am impressed by their desire and commitment and will to win, also their behaviour and attitude. No doubt instilled by Steve and Ian.