Mens 3s v Gore Court

Match date: 16/11/19
Opposition: Gore Court
Home or away: Home
Result: 3-0
Scorers: Joseph Furzer (2), James Grey (1)
Man/ Woman of the Match Callum McIver
Match Reporter Jon McIver

It's often said that the mark of a good team is one that plays badly and still wins and this was certainly the case with the game against Gore Court at HSBC. We started with a strong team with a handful of first team players joining us for a leisurely 1.30pm push back but made hard work of youthful Gore Court team that clearly wanted to win the game.

As always we started like 11 strangers afraid of the ball and Gore Court exploited that with a number of attacks, none of which hit the mark. They seemed to have 4 or 5 players who liked running into the D from half way and putting a shot in, but without a recognised centre forward made it hard for themselves to get on the score sheet. A few substitutions midway through the first half gave New Beccs some forward momentum and we started to put a few attacks on the opposition's goal together. Our second short corner lead to James Grey slotting the ball neatly into the goal corner but the goal was erroneously ruled out for not exiting the D.

New Beccs started to dominate the game in the latter stages of the first half and Joe Furzer popped up with one of his trademark dribble and runs into the bottom left corner to give us a deserved lead at half time. Some excellent goal keeping by Calum McIver making his New Beccs debut had steadied our defence in the first half and he continued this into the second, making some fine saves that frustrated Gore Court, they were beginning to realise that they were probably never going to score.

The second half went pretty much the same way as the first, an early goal from James Grey for New Beccs made the score line safer and our goalkeeper continued to frustrate Gore Court in spite of some near suicidal passes by our defenders. With 10 minutes to go some smart substitutions put some renewed impetus in our forward line, and a simple "boris" (using Jeff pitcher, Boris is on holiday) routine short corner left Joe Furzer free in the D to slot home his second into his favourite bottom left corner.

All in, a frustrating game against good opposition, but a win (as they say) is a win, with a clean sheet as a welcome bonus.