Match Report - 14 Sep 2013, Borden Village FC Reserves drew with Guru Nanak Reserves
Well we arrived to play Guru Nanak Reserves and the pitch was in
perfect condition for playing short sharp football but required us to stay
focused in defence and not to dive in. We got off to a great start with
Martin Kemsley drilling in a free kick for 25 yards out which the keeper
could only party into the net. We was playing some nice stuff but was
conceding quite a few silly fouls and looked shaky defending set pieces.
Sloppy defending cost us the first 2 goals. We got caught ball watching
when stoked home the first. The second we got caught too far up the
pitch and tucked the ball under Neat after great work from their winger.
With half time approaching we again got pulled apart after a
disappointing spell where we gave the ball away far too much. With the
goal just before the half. Strong words, a change in formation and
personnel at half time looked to work as we started the second half
much better. Sills worked hard and robbed the defender off the ball in
the corner and drove into the box and from a very acute angle managed
to squeeze the ball home. We was now putting pressure on the ball and
seemed to start to dominate the game. Great Wong play from Nelson,
never giving up created the equalising goal. He then feed the ball into
Sills with his back to goal and on the turn lashed the ball home into the
bottom corner to make it 3-3. We pushed on and on now and Rogers
looked great rampaging from left back and it was his determination to
overlap and beat the full back to cross for Sills to dispatch his hat-trick
into the corner with a tap in. This was nothing more than the Village
deserved after their second hard performance.
As the game closed out we looked to have the game in the bag but there
was a sting in the tail as with a minute to go a cross that looked like it
was going out of play cannoned off the post and fell to who had only
been on the pitch for seconds. He managed to turn and dispatch his
shot in the corner to snatch a late draw. The Village players we're
debased to concede in this manner late on and most saw it as 2 points
dropped rather than 1 point gained. Although a draw was probably a fair
result it was hard for us to take.
Man of the Match: Calvyn Sills
Up the Village!
Guru Nanak Reserves 4 - 4 Borden Village FC Reserves ()