Stoneleigh Athletic 1-4 Merton FC

Great first win of the season. After a 0-0 draw in opening game of the season, Merton had some work to do to carry on the start made last week.

Merton started on the front foot, knocking the ball around well. Merton pressurised from the front, causing some panic in the back line of Stoneleigh. It took Stoneleigh some time to find their feet in the game, with Merton knocking the ball around well.
Limited chances in the first half, with Malcin missing the first chance.

Charlie bagged the goal of the season, battling well to get the finish in.

Merton looked shaky at the back for the remainder of the first half, Stoneleigh equalising against the run of play – through their hard work.

Half time 1-1

Second half started and Ollie looked bright, using his pace to cause trouble for the Stoneleigh backline. George working hard on the right hand side created the 2nd and the 3rd – Harry scoring a free kick on edge of the area.

Merton were solid throughout and the fourth rounded off what was a great all round performance.

Next up Met police youth blues.

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