Mens 2s v Gillingham Anchorians 3s

Match date: 19/10/19
Opposition: Gillingham Anchorians 3s
Home or away: Away
Result: 2-0
Scorers: Tim Orman (1), Steve Lipscombe (1)
Man/ Woman of the Match Chris Jeffs
Match Reporter Steve Lipscombe

A second fine win for the 2s, another lads and dads opposition and another good contest. Consecutive wins see Beccs move up to fourth spot and next week, at home, we face fellow promotees, K Sports who currenty lay 3rd, so a real six-pointer. With Chris Baker and Dan Bishop absent this week, the 2s had to improvise at the back, with Martin Telling and Richard Skipper standing in at right and left back respectively. Beccs had plenty of opportunities to score more than two but failed to convert the opportunities into clear chances. The first goal fell to Tim Orman, who repeated last week's superb reverse stick finish at New Beccs' first short corner of the game. Most of the first period was spent in Anchorian's half and numerous short corners came and went without a decent sighting of goal. At one corner just before the break, a miss-hit drive struck debutant Chris Jeffs on the hand and split open his little finger. A patched-up Chris came back on to play a superb second half despite his wound being in need of stiches and him being haemophobic. Although Beccs were clearly on top, deputising skipper, Marting Telling was unhappy that the side's attacking approach was creating a lack of shape, putting the makeshift defence under pressure and the slender lead at risk. So there was a tightening up in midfield for the second half. The second goal came just after the break. Steve Lipscombe received the ball five yards outside the D and his first touch took it past the approaching defender; he rounded another, moving right across the top of the D and struck the ball low just inside the far post. It was a thing of great beauty, rarely seen. Our new voting system for man of the match split the votes, which was an indication of a good all round team performance. This said, Chris Jeffs was the clear winner for a combination of his performance and herosim. Rob Cain was second, reflecting a first class job from the stand-in back line in keeping a clean sheet