U14's Tandridge 6 FC Elmstead 0

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The U14's Tandridge team extend their impressive unbeaten run to nine in the league with an emphatic 6-0 win over FC Elmstead, in only their second home league fixture of the season.


As the team approach their final few fixtures, this result sets up a top of the table clash next weekend against free scoring leaders, Addiscombe – who inflicted Town's only defeat on the opening day of the season.


Next week would have meant little however had the boys not secured a win at the weekend which kept the gap to three points.


Sevenoaks started very brightly and should have been one up in the first minute, but it set the tone and Town looked dangerous every time they attacked, playing some really nice flowing football to forge the openings, but squandered creating anything of note from early corners which was a little disappointing.


However within six minutes Ben got his first – ending a bit of a barren spell much to his relief – and then sure enough his second swiftly followed 10 minutes later.


Unfortunately on 25 mins Town appeared to relax a bit and Elmstead enjoyed a good spell of possession but were unable to break through and trouble Town's goalkeeper, so full credit again to the defence, although the ref found a bit of trouble when he took a clearance flush in the face!


The home side changed it around a bit at half time to add a more clinical edge and convert more of their chances and the versatile Jakey was moved from defence to attack. It worked a treat and within three minutes of the restart, linking nicely with David our talisman upfront he had bagged himself a brace.


As hoped, after the fourth goal went in the game was essentially over, as the opposition offered little in the final third - so Town began to ring the changes a bit with one eye on next week, resting the industrious duo of Ben & Dom in central defensive midfield for the final 20 minutes and bringing Ollie off the bench for the final 25 minutes alongside Matt and Sam in midfield. Within a minute or so, Ollie added another to his impressive tally and suddenly everyone wanted a goal. Dillan hit the bar – with a cross...not a shot Dillan (!) - and but for some heroics from the opposition goalkeeper, the score could have been more.


To their credit FC Elmstead briefly rallied looking for the consolation, but in truth everything was snuffed out or broken up and the performance was rounded off with a deserved late goal from Tancrede, who once again put in another captain's performance in defence along with good solid displays from Will, Jack and Tom.


A sterner test surely awaits next Sunday but with confidence high anything is possible.

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