Monday, December 11, 2006

Over 30s Match Report-12/10/06

Barnstonworth Rovers 2 (1)
Maltese Dolphins 0 (0)

Goals: Oren Becher 25th minute
Ron Baskin, 60th minute

12/10/05, Flushing Meadows #5, Noon

The Maltese strategy was simple. Long balls to their Irish pointman who, despite Carl's prowess in the air, was able to win his fair share of the balls and distribute to their speedy midfielders and wingers.

We had most of the possesion, moving the ball very well on the real grass surface at Flushing Meadows. After several quality forays from Baskin and Wisnom who partnered nicely with Bowley down the right flank, our first goal came from an attack down the left side when Baskin fed Christian. Christian got by his man and crossed superbly to Wisnom who headed it down near the 6 yard box for Becher to toe-poke home for his 4th of the season. With a depleted midfield, Oren filled in admirably as the workhorse defensive midfielder quickly learning when to make the runs and when to stay.

In the second half, the Dolphins pushed more men forward creating several chances but from mostly outside the area. Two of these in particular tested Kevin but on both occasions, he was up to the task successfully parrying their attempts over the bar. Our second goal game from a nice movement through the middle that saw Teddy feed Baskin at the top of the box from where he calmly curled a left-footed shot into the lower left corner. Later, Huguenot was unlucky to not score his first goal of the season when his 20 yard blast was nicely saved by the Maltese keeper.

And so for our last game of the Fall season, we secured 3 more points against the upstart Maltese Dolphins improving our record to 4 wins, 2 losses and 5 draws.

Squad: O'Donovan, MacKinnon, Davies, Stiller, Gajewski, Herrala, Becher, Baskin, Huguenot, Bowley, Wisnom, Eisenman, Sikora