Sunday 5th October 2014
By Gary Rosslee
Young Vets cruise past Crofton
Player ratings out of 10
GK - Gary Rosslee, 7
Much better kicking this week and commanded his area well in second half with some vital punches, also had a hand in Farnborough’s second and 3rd goals!
LB –Friendinho, 7
Decent performance at left back, made an excellent defensive header first half.
CB- Chris Rawley, 8
Solid game at the back and contender for MOM, enjoyed (I think?) a good battle with the Crofton man mountain centre forward.
CB- Andy Cobham, 7
Put in another solid shift at centre back.
RB- Neil Pearce, 7
Showed no signs of the hamstring problem that hampered him last week, the closest he got to aggravating it was jogging back from the cash point on route to Kidbrooke! Left frustrated by lack of help down the right by Benn Clunn.
LM- Pete Harvey, 7
Played out wide today and scored a “collector’s item” well taken right foot first time shot. Showed signs that he slowly getting back to his best! (Useless fact, used to be a mortuary manager!!)
CM- Jim St John, 7
Must be wondering how he didn’t get on the score sheet, should have had a hatful of goals today, however he did set up Pete Harvey with the equaliser.
CM- Dean Murphy, 9 MOM
Worked his socks off for 90 minutes and just pipped Rawley for MOM by 1 vote!
RM- Ben Clunn, 4
Fell over and scored Farnborough’s 3rd goals. Needs to help out more defensively down the right side though.
CF- Azpilicueta, 7
Good debut, took his goal well in the second half but should have scored in the first half when one on one with the keeper.
CF, Simon Davies, 7
Worked hard for the team, much happier playing up front compared to midfield last week.
Paul Tanton, 7
Involved in Farnborough’s 2nd goal, made a good impact to the midfield when he came on. Also congratulations as he starts a new job as an accountant in Deloitte, although I’m not sure how he is going to get back every Sunday from Michigan though!
Dean Wyatt, 8
Solid game at both right midfield and right back, even treated the spectators with a nifty turn that was more ‘Crufts’ than ‘Cruyff’!
After speaking to one of the Crofton player the game it emerged that their back 4 had a combined age of over 200 years old so we clearly made hard work of today. We should have been at least 3 or 4 up by half time however we got stung with a sloppy goal down to some individual errors. However we did well to rally back in the second half playing downhill and into the bright sunshine. Crofton to their credit gave us a good game and probably the closest encounter we have experience against them in the years we have played them. There were some good individual performances today but there is still room for improvement.
Man of the match: Dean Murphy