Football 19th November 2018
99Problems vs Ford Sports FC 1-0
Impressive 99 Problems shine profusely in a well fought encounter against seasoned veterans Ford Sports FC
99Problems line up in familiar fashion with Tommo's understudy Skell in nets ?? Andy, Jay and Carvell feature defensively alongside more attacking trio of Tommo, Rich and Craig.
99 Problems set the tone of the match early on with some lovely Interplay against a resolute Ford Sports FC . Carvell superbly reading the run of Tommo down the left flank and exquisitely back healing a pass into Tommo's run. Tommo majestically charges down the left and nicely levers a pass into Craig who'd made a fine run. Craig latches on but denied by a good save.
Distinctively 99Problems have no qualms instagating the flow of football, and are oblivious to the fact they are pitted against second in the league.
99Problems continually probe the defense of Ford Sports FC, peppering the goal with more than speculative shots, and offering a glimpse into the torment that faces Ford Sports FC.
99 Problems are outstanding!
99 Problems playing some of their best football of the season are on fire, reducing Ford Sports FC to a shadow of their league placing. 99Problems dominating preceedings continue to soak up any pressure and force Ford Sports FC into making long shots.
Jay simply a rock at the back and with Skell formed an impenetrable wall that was not to be breached. Jay's understated performance was subtle and endearing, and if the crowd could vote there would be no doubt who'd man of match would be. Seached every tackle, vocal and magnificent throughout the whole match.
99Problems at their best and playing some of the best football of the season, could easily have taken the lead, Andy squandering a 2 vs 1 in epic fashion. It unfortunately ended in a Ford Sports FC tackle. 99Problems certainly the more aggressive side. Despite the league difference in placings 99Problems chipped away at a very fragile Ford Sports FC defence. Craig the most positive up front, with his speed and strength asked questions of Ford Sports FC at every chance ...Craig, who could easily be compared to Micheal Carrick is no doubt 99Problems link between defence and attack
Carvell who was playing much higher up on pitch than in previous matches was having a more positive effect on the game than ever before. Notably in key moments Carvell's involvement was sizable. 99Problems greatest assaults on goal was always Carvell heavy. Midway through the match he superbly picked out Andy's forward run, only for him to shoot wide, then minutes later floated over a beauty of a corner that Andy dived onto only for it to be saved...Generally Carvell controlled preceedings and his vision dictated the pace of the match.
The match certainly ebbed and flowed, but skell wasn't properly called upon until Andy made a rash challenge near the end of the match and gave away a penalty. Skell now faced with the prospect of losing his deserved clean sheet, dived brilliantly to the right to stop the goal. Some say Tommo had some influence on it, but there was no denying Skell saved the day for 99Problems.
With only minutes remaining 99Problems searched for winner, and it actually came. Andy playing a pass into Craig's feet who'd made a great run ahead of his defender. With only the goalie to beat he plants the second attempt firmly into the onion net. Craig capping off a fine performance with a goal.
99 Problems go defensive and see out the match. Everyone played brilliantly and it was an amazing result against a team 99Problems had always previously failed to beat.
Man of the Match. Carvell
Honourable mention. Skell.