Sunday 31st August 2014
By Gary Rosslee
Young Vets Rise To The Challenge
Player ratings out of 10
Gary Rosslee, 7
Should have dealt with the corner better for the Greenwich opening goal, but redeemed himself with a couple of smart saves during second half. Has single handedly helped restore Bassett’s share prices!
Matt Wright, 7
A constant outlay at left back and on hand to make some vital blocks in the Farnborough penalty area to keep the score line preserved.
Chris Rawley, 7
Resolute defending throughout but often his final pass let him down.
Rowan Foggitt, 7
Lost his man for the opening Greenwich goal but other than that rarely out a foot wrong and was solid at the heart of the Farnborough defence throughout.
Neil Pearce, 7
A solid debut at right back, and good opposition to make his OBG bow against, however one suggests he’ll be feeling it today after a 10 year hiatus from Sunday morning football!
Gary Napier, 9
Just like 12 months ago put Greenwich to the sword yet again. Capped emphatic performance with an outstanding hat-trick, the pick of the goals coming from an audacious lob from 20 yards out and was on hand for a further 2 assists.
Grant Gable, 9 (MOM)
A welcome return to Grant making his first outing since 13th of May 2013.Won his individual battles and offered some much needed guile in the centre of midfield. And bizarrely did not pick up a booking! Just shaded Gary to win Man of the match.
Jim St John, 7
Continued his fine run of goal scoring form but already has an early contender for miss of the season under his belt after skying his volley over the bar with the goal at his mercy from no more than a couple of yards out. And won’t be happy with how easy he was outmuscled which lead to Greenwich’s 3rd goal.
John Redmond, 7
An energetic display alongside Grant Gable in the middle of the park, did the simple things well and was unlucky not to have hit the target with a snap shot from 25 yards out.
Ben Clunn, 4
Chipped in with a couple of goals and a real collector’s item by not falling over his own 2 feet throughout the game, a decent display to start off the new season!
Barry Grainger, 7
Will wonder how he did not score today against one of the weaker teams we are likely to face this season but always on hand with that ‘cultured left foot’ to cause panic in the final 3rd.
Paul Tanton, 7
Goal number 381 for Mr Farnborough (Village) although he did help the Greenwich keeper pull off one of his few saves of this encounter.
Si Davies, 7
Should have scored after one of the best moves of the game but his first time effort was palmed away by the Greenwich stopper (that was his other save!) but linked up well in attack.
Man of the match: Grant Gable