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Blog 5

Ole, ole ole ole, ole, ole! We have our first victory! NAC, who some said didn’t have a chance, have racked up their first win, triumphing 3-1 over Godsport Wonders, who were sitting in 3rd in the league!

We went into the game after a 3-3 draw last week in the CRY cup, a game I couldn’t play in due to my other team commitments, but that confidence was carried over to the league. We started the game in the normal fashion, strong and creating chances but one mistake and we were punished. 1-0 to Godsport.

However we were back in the game within a couple of minutes. A long ball forward from Jimmy, flicked on by Steve and Jay was there to smash it home at the near post. You can’t beat a bit of route one! Goal 2 came from what seemed to be a lost ball which Jay chased and kept in on the touchline, skinned one of their guys and then squared across the box for Justin to tap in. Game on!

We had a couple of other chances, which brought their manager out of his trackies and onto the pitch to try and save the game. We continued to frustrate them though and got our third goal through the tricky Jay, who had already trained for an hour before this game.

Our stand in defender Ian came in again and provided a real solid presence in defence. Steve seemed really up for the game and I was feeling confident. Other results ahead of us also went our way, with the team above us not playing so therefore forfeiting the game. We are now one point off second bottom and 7 points off 3rd place.

We can do it!

Phil

4th Blog

Well, they say it is tough at the top and even tougher at the bottom. We can’t vouch for the first one, but certainly can for the second. Another performance this week that promised much and delivered little.

We went into the game against “The Tanks” who we felt were a beatable side. They have had indifferent form up to now, including a 20-0 beating in the cup two weeks ago. Last week they fared better, with a 4-2 victory. However they came at us and snuck 2 first half goals in past our stand in keeper Aaron.

Into the second half we continued to dominate the possession, but are still sorely missing that killer instinct in front of goal. We lacked any real conviction, pace and movement and so paid the price and lost another goal, to go down 3-0 at the final whistle.

We are now really desperate for that goalscorer. It would completely transform our team. But for now, we must soldier on. I have been here before and know that it can be done, you just have to stick at it. Hopefully I can write you something more positive next week!

Phil