Saturday 24th September 2011
By Richard Tapsfield
Probably the best performance I\'ve seen from the Second XI in recent years saw us dismantle newly promoted Red Velvet who have come up through the leagues. After an early onslaught from the home side we dominated the game from front to back with 12 outstanding performances and some excellent pass and move football. Knight scored the first after excellent work down the left from Ellis and Johnstone allowed him to smash the ball into the top corner from the left hand side of the box. Knight then quickly doubled the lead with his second when his cross cum shot looped over the keeper from 30 plus yards.
The second half saw us weather an early storm before continuing to dominate for the rest of the game, whilst producing some excellent football. The goal of the game came from Hussey heading in from close range after an excellent series of one touch passing from Godward and Knight. Knight then completed his hat-trick to make it 4-0 before Alex \'free role\' Barnes scored with a speculative volley from outside the box, which definitely came off the shin! Godward made it 6-0 shortly after with a rare headed goal before Velvet scored a late consolation.
Team - Clarkson. S, Tapsfield. R (Ahmed. A), Johnson. L, Craske. L, Ellis. M, Barnes. A, Knight. M, Law. A, Hussey. J, Johnstone. N, Godward. D.
Man of the match: Mike Knight