We went to Whitton sports centre on a cold but bright day expecting to play the game on a bobbly pitch with little grass on it. We got a pleasant surprise when the pitch turned out to be one of the best we have played on this season.
After a long break we expected the lads to be a bit rusty and to take a while to get into the game and as it turned out we looked like we hadn’t played in a while but did still manage an early goal after Stevie put a good ball in form the left hand side after his original corner had been cleared out to him, Sam met the cross with his head and the ball took a deflection off the defenders knee and into the back of the net, as there are no dubious goal panels in our league we gave that one to Sam. We started to play some good stuff in little spells but also some not so good stuff where we ended up giving the ball away and had to throw in some last minute challenges to stop shots on goal. 15 minutes in and we doubled our lead after a good bit of play the ball got to Tom and he played Stevie in and he stuck it into the back of the net to make it 0-2. The home team were getting through at times and managing to get a few shots away but as of yet not troubling our goal. 35 minutes in and Stevie got his 2nd of the day after he was put through by Tommy and make it 0-3, Sproughton still kept plugging away and a bit of complacency on the ball in the midfield ended up with the “Bruv” from the estates of the metropolis hit a good shot that went into the top of Jack’s goal and give Sproughton a bit of a lift. A couple of minutes after that we played our best bit of football of the half with Beaver making a run down the right and linking up with Tom, Beaver played a 1-2 with Tom and finished off the move with an exquisite backheel back to Tom who went 1 on 1 with the Keeper and put it past him to make it 1-4.
Half Time Sproughton 1 – 4 Sax.
After a slight change around at half time we started again and 10 minutes into the half Stevie completed his hat-trick after being set up by Tom again, this goal had the subs jumping up and down as they had been told I would not take Stevie off when he was on 2. We left it a couple of minutes and made a double substitution Charlie on for Tommy and Luke on for Stevie, The game followed the same pattern as the first half with some good stuff mixed in with some not so good stuff but we were creating chances and I am sure if all players hadn’t had such a long break we would have scored more. Josh came on in the 60th minute to replace Kurt and was given the nod to go up front and play the Jason Scotland role. Taylor making his debut after his return from foreign lands lined up a shot that looked good until he kicked it and it went out for throw and Josh had one go wide as well. Sproughton did manage another goal with the “Bruv” getting his second but apart from that we never looked like losing the game.
To sum it up we won comfortably against a struggling side and the 4 week break was obvious in our play, We take the 3 points and look forward to next week at home were we will have to play better to beat a Team that also had a good win this week but if the lads can get their play going how we all know they can I am sure we will get something out of the game
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