GFA COUNTY CUP RD 2: Fairford & Lechlade 1-7 Churchdown Panthers Whites
Sunday 5th November 2017
Some spells of great football from us today, good quick passing and creating plenty of chances.
It took just one minute to open our account. A volleyed ball over the top by Cameron Thornton was taking in hs stride by Ethan Dunbar, finishing when 1 on 1. The lead was extended on 14 minutes. A Jakub Kroliczak corner was nodded in by Kian Gardiner. Then on 21 minutes, Kian Gardiner used pace down the left to get to the byline and smash the ball across goal, for Tom Whiteside to finish at the back stick.
We were a bit slow to get going in the second half and Fairford were the better team for the first 10 minutes. Early in the second half, they also scored. We lost possession in midfield, and as the defense stepped out, left room behind for a 1 on 1 which was converted. But we wrapped the game up in 2 minutes around the quarter hour mark. First an Aidan Limbird ball behind the defence for Ethan Dunbar was cut back to Jaydon Dix on the edge of the area, to fire a debut goal in off the post. Then Jon Whiting fed Kian Gardiner on the right hand side and a deep cross was headed in by Ethan Dunbar.
On 23 minutes of the second half, Kian Gardiner challenged for a ball which as a result broke for Ethan Dunbar to convert a 1 on 1 and complete his hat trick. Then with 10 minutes left, a Jakub Kroliczak corner was cleared to Aidan Limbird on the edge of the area, who caught hold of a great half volley to conclude the scoring.
Good work in spells, a few things to work on, but generally a good day at the office and a deserved win. For his work rate, goal and 3 assists (even if Terry says he can't claim the last one ;)), our player of the match was Kian Gardiner.
Russ and Tony