Beer Albion FC v Elmore FC
Elmore had a festival of Beer.
Elmore had a festival at Beer Albion's Furzebrake Park.
Another dominant display away at Beer saw us take control of of the game from the kick off. Changes to the starting line up didn't make any discernible changes to the way we played, and it only took 2 minutes for us to open the scoring with Jordan Bastin firing the ball home to give us the lead. Quickly into our stride, we were once again at a good tempo, moving the ball well and showing good commitment to recover the ball when lost. We restricted our hosts to very little time on the ball throughout the half, and on 16 minutes Dave O'Connor found himself with space to score his 1st of the game and increase our lead to 2-0. Pressure continued on the Beer goal, but we couldn't convert any more of our opportunities, and the half time whistle came to take us into the break at 2-0.
The 2nd half started, once the referee realised he had come back from the break without the ball, and we continued where we left off. Very creative on and off the ball once again saw us pulling our hosts around the pitch, and opening up their defence on many occasions.
It wasn't too long before we had our 3rd with Jordan Bastin turning the ball home for his 2nd of the game on 62 minutes,and pushing us into a seamingly unassailable lead. With the game becoming more comfortable as our hosts started tiring, the first sin bin we have had in a game was given to a Beer player on 67 minutes. This obviously didn't help a tiring Beer team and Dave O'Connor found himself with his 2nd of the game on 73 minutes,and our 4th, and fully deserved with the dominance we had shown during the game.
Now camped in their half for the majority of the remaining game, apart from the odd weary clearance, Jesse Howe was fouled in the penalty area to give us a chance to convert from the spot. Up stepped Callum Old to calmly fire the ball into the bottom corner, 78 minutes gone and 5-0.
With the game ticking away, and more pressure created, saw a crossed ball nodded down by Jesse Howe in the area, for a marauding Jake Wannell to find himself alone and with time to tuck the ball past a statue of a keeper, 90 minutes up and our 6th and final goal of the game.
Final whistle, and another impressive win as we continue to grow as a squad, and start to gel more on and off the pitch.
Man Of The Match chosen by the referee: Tom Tricker.
Many thanks to our hosts Beer Albion for their hospitality, and we move forward to wednesday nights game, away to Heavitree United and a 6.30 kick off. Know doubt this will be a tough test, against a hard working team that may be slightly stronger than normal being a midweek game.
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