Real Rosehill scored a PEFECT TEN today to bounce back from three unlucky defeats on the trot.
This PERFECT TEN had nothing to do with "Strictly Come Dancing" on a Patcham Place pitch that lent itself to "Dancing on Ice" with sandals on.
Before the game all the apprehension of 3 straight defeats and no games in 3 weeks was at the back of the young Rosehill team's minds.
This was quickly put aside when Ben Stonham scored from an incredible lob after 30 SECONDS from a tight angle.
Rosehill played a new formation of 4-4-1-1 as the pitch was a quagmire and cutting up all over the place. This also was due to Shoreham 3rds being particulary strong in midfield.
Walker made it two on 25 and Sharpy made it three with a simple tap in after the ball got stuck on the goal line after a shot by Charlie Walker.
Charlie made it four on 35 with a class lob over the keeper on a one on one, nice to see he has his confidence back to try a delicate lob.
Rosehill made it five just before the break following a team move which Stonham converted with ease.
Three minutes into the second half Stonham scored probably the best goal that has been seen at Patcham Place in a long long time with an audacious lob from 35 yards over the keeprs head and earns him a 10 out of 10 for the goal.
James Defreitas then came on as sub replacing Dan Shrubb who was always causing problems for the Shoreham 3rds team. This was James's first game since transferring back to Rosehill from Preston Park Rangers.
A team move with an assist from Max Derkson made it 7 on 50 minutes with Charlie converting .
Charlie scored again on 65 minutes following an assist from Jamie Kuxhaus in another class team move.
James Defreitas making his team debut on his return to the team scored a screamer on 75 minutes and on this occasion there was no assist.
The final goal in the perfect TEN was a superbly converted penalty from Ben Stonham after Charlie Walker was brought down in the box.
Shoreham did get a consolation goal and went forward on occasions but the defence of Max, Chris, Charlie Tomsett and Mark Newman stood firm in difficult conditions.
The midfield was very strong and they were first in every challenge and credit to " The Rock" James Freeman who never stopped running and with Sharpy controlled the centre midfield with ease. Great performances form the ever dependable Srubby and Jamie Kuxhaus is getting better and better every week.
Stonham played just behind Charlie Walker as a target man and this certainly worked incredibly well as between them they amassed 8 goals!!! Both were up for man of the match but after lots of thought the Rosehill "Man of the Match" award went to Ben Stonham with the deciding factor being his two class lobs.
Lewis was lucky not to get sent of for a reckless challenge on one of Shoreham's players. Aaron came on with 20 minutes to go and although playing attacking right back played more like a winger and his attacks on the wing and speed gave Shoreham a lot to think about late in the game.
A lot to take away from this game and you can say the opposition were poor but they are a good team and we made them look poor. You have to remember that we have gone up 3 leagues and no teams are easy opposition.
Lads, today you were a real credit to Rosehill and all of the players deserved their 9 out of 10 and Ben getting the extra point for his 2 amazing lobs and 4 goals.
The referee was superb today, letting the game flow and being sensible and understanding of the conditions.
I am sure with the team squad we have now that we are going to get promotion this season and you just need to have the confidence and belief that we can do it. You all have the ability and always give 100% so you are half way there.
Thanks once again for making it a great performance from Rosehill and onto the next game which could be a friendly next Sunday.
Bleep test at training on Tuesday? - No only joking? Although the Shoreham manager after that performance has told his lads that if they want to play for them then they have got to go training three times a week now :)
Tone aka Big T