9s vs Spelthorne Skys – 27-11-16
Spelthorne sky’s 2 v Merton FC 4
A warm welcome awaited us in our first league game in our newly promoted division setting the tone for what was a fantastic match played with great competitive spirit with a tremendous sense of fair play from all involved with lots of strong committed tackles yet not a foul in the entire match. My favourite game of the season so far.
As the match got under way the teams looked even with threats on goal coming at either end with both keepers making important stops. We broke the deadlock with a well worked goal and then started to apply more and more pressure leaving spelthorne unable to get out of there own half for large periods with an inevitable 2nd Merton goal flying in. Against the run of play we conceded a goal from a very well worked corner which we did not react to until the ball was in the back of the net. 2-1. We quickly got back into our stride and looked reasonably dominant enjoying the greater possession. The game ended 4-2 with a Merton penalty from a handball saved along the way. We look forward to the return match at the hood.
Man of match awarded by kalyan’s dad was given to doo Ho in goal.
Most memorable moment this week is renamed managers humbling moment. One of our boys took a knock during a challenge and was subbed off in pain. As the game continued, the spelthorne player involved came off the pitch to comfort our lad with concern and apologise.