Mens 2s v Burnt Ash (Bexley) Men’s 6s

Match date: 30/11/19
Opposition: Burnt Ash (Bexley) Men's 6s
Home or away: Home
Result: 8-0
Scorers: Milo Darley (1), Martin Telling (2) Jack (1) Dan Bridges (4)
Man/ Woman of the Match Dan Bridges
Match Reporter Steve Lipscombe

A report of two halves - I was there for the first 35 minutes but not the second. In the early part of the first period, New Beccs dominated possession but failed to capitalise on their chances. Martin Telling opened the scoring with another poacher's goal, which (again) just crept over the line. Milo had a chance for a second, controlling the ball well at the top of the D to beat the last defender but misjudged his reverse stick push. Beccs continued to dominate but also to give the ball away too often in midfield and Chris Baker put in a superb last-ditch tackle to stifle a rare attack from Burnt Ash. With Beccs improving their control of the game, Jack hit a terrific reverse shot from a tight angle and then shared a neat one-two with Telling, resulting in a short corner, which Chris Baker topped to send the ball bobbling wide. Then some superb close control from Milo on the by-line took him past a defender then the keeper, so he could square the ball for Telling to tap in. That's five in two games from the veteran poacher, only one of them hitting the back board. Two collector's items either side of half time, Telling passed the ball (for Dan to slot home) and then Chris Baker sent a penalty flick straight at the keeper right after the break. Dan had roofed a flick from a short corner routine for the last act of the first half to make the score four nil at the break. After that I left and Dan apparently scored another two, with Milo and Jack also getting on the score sheet. Five wins in a row puts New Beccs in a strong position at the Christmas break - third but within two points of the top. Winning all the games in the second half of the season will clinch the league. Merry Christmas from your correspondent