HOLLAND A V THFC: BORDER LEAGUE DIVISION 3 4/3/2017
MANAGER: Steve ‘ Charlie ‘ Chester COACH: Ian Dobbins
SQUAD: Lee Greenwood, Kameron Dock, Connor, Brumpton, Charlie Briggs, Reece Speller,
Joe Chester, Jamie Chesney, John Newman, Jack Tollhurst, Ryan Jones, Charlie Green,
Charlie Turner, Sean Carter.
FT Holland A 1-5 THFC
That’s right folks, Heath went down to the coast to do a job on Holland and go home which they did in style. Within the first minute Charlie Green had the ball at his feet inside the box to drill home for 0-1. Ryan Jones then had a shot deflected for a corner where Charlie ‘the fox’ Green was the man who latched onto the resultant cross in to bang in for 0-2. 15 minutes in and Heath had again split the Holland defence, Ryan Jones had only the keeper to beat, he struck a good curling effort though probably too well and it flew just over, he’ll kick himself for that!
It was apparent that the Holland goal today could be a shooting gallery as Holland were fairly inept in every department (except their ability to bark orders at each other in a vain attempt to organise themselves). Heath had a free kick centre field where it was played out to the right wing for JoeChester to put in a fine through ball for Charlie Green who crossed for Ryan Jones who made no mistake and netted the ball in for 0-3.
Jack Tollhurst was certainly bright and breezy and in great form in defence regularly mopping up the ball and distributing it well. However Holland had a throw in deep in our half and after collecting the resultant throw in their player made a swift turn and shot from a tight angle that was surely more hopeful than anything as it flew high to tuck in just under the crossbar and off the right post. Lee was stretched all the way and back pedaling but to no avail! 1-3 on 28 minutes.
Holland being buoyed by this barked and hollered at themselves in the hope that they could sustain a fight back and there followed a short spell of pressure from Holland but soon enough Heath would be slicing them open again on numerous occasions.
Heath had a goal ruled out for offside (manager Steve Chester was bouncing up and down on the touchline in frustration at our missed chances). It was on 42 minutes though that Jack Tollhurst being in fine form embarked on one of his trade mark runs out of defence to lay a good ball into the feet of Charlie Green where he collected the ball and turned swiftly to run at goal. Two defenders were effectively blocking his path such that he checked his run and set himself up to drill a fine angled left footed shot to the keeper’s right for 1-4 and a hat trick to boot!
At Half time Charlie had high praise for the lads and noted that Holland would come out champing at the bit to make amends in no uncertain terms. This was certainly the case as on 49 minutes a red card was given for a dangerous tackle by Holland from behind. Good riddance mate!
Heath remained in full control thereafter playing neat and fluid passing be it switching play or fashioning through balls to open them up yet again. Jack Tollhurst found himself bursting forward again and rode a challenge to shoot well over. Connor Brumpton then drove down the right and crossed low across the face of goal but with no one to there to net in. Then Heath played some silky football out of defence and Joe Chester threaded the ball into Charlie Green who went at goal with a Holland player in tow who cut across Charlie from behind and caught his trailing leg. Charlie toppled over but not before managing to steer the ball past the goalie for 1-5. Well done Charlie (the ref would have sent the man off had Charlie not scored)
Reece Speller and Kameron Dock were rested on 72 minutes , Sean Carter and Charlie Turner went on and basically the last 15 minutes were played out with Heath dominating the park and being untroubled in general.
Well done lads a good shift put in by all.
Manager Charlie was very happy and said that it was one of our best performances to date with the team being ‘ electric ‘ at times. This bodes well for our up and coming Semi-final clash out Dagenham way against May and Baker and it’s happy days as Charlie has himself a welcome headache in who to play as he has a host of players at his disposalfor next week. Yippee!
Thankyou Derek Gurney for running the line, not only does he love it but everywhere he goes opposing teams and or fans seem to know him from his Refereeing days. Much respect to a genuinely likeable man in every way.
And finally…….having cleaned up the opposition Charlie Chester managed to clean up the changing room leaving it in a better state than it was before. The man’s obsessive!