Monday, 23 October 2006

VTFC RESERVES 3 - 2 BURRIDGE AFC

Saturday 21st October
Portsmouth Road

Burridge managed to leave this game with some credit against Wessex Combination opponents. This seemed like an impossible task after the opening quarter of an hour, when Burridge were torn to pieces. Before some players had even touched the ball, Vospers were two goals up with the smell of blood about their nostrils, there total dominance suggested that an avalanche of goals was about to subside. But, such is the perverseness of football, things were about to change. Burridge midfielder Ben Hutton delicately evaded several challenges, and after being denied illegally the chance to shoot on goal, the referee blew for a penalty kick.

Up stepped Greg Baker, his brand new Addidas World Cup size tens still fresh from the box to stroke home. Vospers had been rattled, lowly Burridge had the temerity to score past them and this seemed to vex them no end. They were soon to be back from the dead, just like Jesus. But instead of a wooden cross it was a Justin Newman right-wing cross that was the catalyst for resurrection. The Vospers goalkeeper cam flapping at it like a doomed contestant at the annual Bognor Birdman. Greg Baker collected his spill and walloped home the equalizer.

During the second half Burridge fought on resolutely without ever really being able to control the game. Vospers - fresh from a half-time grilling - created several opportunities to go in front, and what turned out to be the winning goal came from a corner from the right, diverted high into Sam Schwodler's top left hand corner via a neck. Not conventional, but Vospers were off the hook, whilst Burridge held true to their motto: Win or lose, on the booze.

4-4-2: S.Schwodler, M.Sanderson (J.Schwodler), K.Willsher, P.Dyke, L,Sanderson, G.Baker, M.Reeves (J.Hewitt), B.Hutton, J.Newman (S.Froud), B.Schwodler, L.Fielder. Unused subs: P.Andrews, J.Hutton

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

pwin or loose on the booze,some of you bad boys were on the booze the night before and still put up a good fight,good show fellers keep up the good spirits,

pete said...

Overall good performance Sat although we done the usual and went 2-0 down before we got started again.Still we gave them a bit of a scare surprising what happens when we dig in and get amongst them.Perhaps if we start off every game 2-0 down it will inspire you from the kick-off.We play Liss next Sat in the Hamp Inter cup away so it will be an early start.Barrie says it should be ok to use the mini-bus he will contact me on Thursday with the details.See you all Wednesday 8.30pm @ Wildern.The gaffer

iceman said...

Well done lads, we put up a pretty good fight in the end. If we had started the game more organised who knows what the result would have been. They were a good side so there's no disgrace in losing.

Let's go for the win this saturday, we don't want to lose 3 on the bounce! c u all wednesday.

Dykey said...

Good show alround chaps. We were backs to the wall for most of the game but we def. gave them a scare esp. with Baker and Lee and Bens runs.
Def. well as a team (after the 1st 10mins) all the way through the team from sam to the top and everyone should be very pleased

pete said...

Good turn out @ training again considering it looked as though we were going to get soaking wet.One of the best things to come out of training last night was that you were getting more vocal.Believe it or not it does help when you tell each other whats going on around you and stops you giving the ball away cheaply.Carry that through to match day and i assure you it will make your game easier.There was even a more competive side to the game too after the yellows went 2-0 up.nice one see you Sat.the gaffer

jay said...

November 11th Hedge End at home

leildo said...

good boy jay-jay.

benaldinho said...

any more fixtures?
who we got nxt week? hop?
and then week after?
cu all 2mo 4 a cup upset

jay said...

I only know the hedge end game at the mo, should find out the next 4 fixtures soon.

silent bob said...

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