Fleet Town Harriers 2
Guildford City Gladiators 2
After last week’s disappointing defeat and deterred by a change in pitch the Harriers began today’s game with a renewed determination. With the morning sun shining down on Peter Driver, and a new 4-2-3-1 formation employed, the Harriers set about their usual attractive passing play and were unlucky to fall behind to an early goal from a Guildford City corner. Not put off by the early set-back the Harriers came back strongly with a good finish by Dan from a ball over the top from Max. Half-time and it was all square. The central defensive pairing of James and Kieron was looking solid with Roscoe and Connor both giving steely displays at right and left full-back positions respectively. Once again Guildford City took the lead with a well taken goal from outside of the box. Still determined to get something out of the game the Harriers moved the ball about well and mounted a series of attacks to no avail until Connor’s neat pass to Ollie up the left hand-side saw the Harriers’ new recruit take a mazy run up the wing, bring it inside and then calmly slot it in the far right corner past the outstretched reach of the City keeper. What a superb individual goal from Ollie. With the watching spectators sensing an upset was on the cards the Harriers kept going but in the end had to settle for a point a piece. A great team effort with the Harriers really starting to demonstrate what they are capable of. Keep it going boys, onwards and upwards to the next game.
Man of the match – Connor for a great assist and never giving the City striker a kick all game
Effort Award – Ollie – what a goal and a very strong performance out on the wing.