DIVISION 1: FC Lakeside 0-3 Churchdown Panthers Whites
Sunday 8th October 2017
Another week with the team stretched for numbers. Special mentions to Elliot Whitfiled who made a star appearance outfield (almost converting an overhead sissor kick volley :)) and to Kye Brice, playing despite still recovering from a knee injury.
We were not at our best in the first half, but still created a few chances to score, while remaining solid at the back. Amoung the chances was a penalty for Ed Leech, who after winning it, unfortunatley saw his effort from the spot saved, by a keeper who played well for Lakeside.
The football in the second half was much better, and the movement we talked about at half time got us the first goal 5 minutes in. Tom Whiteside played an angled ball from the middle of the park, for Kian Gardiner on the left to drive in at goal. His effort was saved, but Ethan Dunbar was brightest in the area, to turn in the rebound. Then just a minute later, Aidan Limbird picked up in midfield and fed in to Ethan Dunbar who beat the last man and finished well. It took until the 68th minute to score again. Ethan Dunbar completed his hat-trick after finding space at the back post from an Aidan Limbird corner.
Clear improvement in the second half, and a deserved win in the end, even though we had to be patient. For doing a job in midfield that he didn't want to do, yet still bagging a hat-trick, our MOM is Ethan Dunbar.
Russ and Tony