Teignmouth AFC v Elmore AFC
By Steven Rice
Away win at home for the Eagles.
With the game being switched from Teignmouth to Elmore due to Teignmouth not having any posts at their ground, we looked to make home advantage count in what was going to be a tough game!
The game started at a good pace, and with a good amount of possession we created several early chances but couldn’t add the finishing touch, and with our visitors making it a tough game we knew we needed to score first.
On 20 minutes a foul on the outside edge of the box aloud Tom Tricker to drive a curled free kick into the box, and met superbly by Jesse Howe who headed home to open the scoring. 1-0 Elmore.
The half ebbed and flowed, and was starting to liven up with some tough tackles being put in from our visitors as they tried to press to get on level terms.
On 42 minutes that tough tackling was taken too far as a Teignmouth player lunged in two footed on Kieran Rapo
out wide, leaving the red with no option but to show a straight red, and this only moments after their manager was also sent off for what sounded like foul and abusive language shouted at the referee.
Half time came and we went in 1-0 up but with the advantage of an extra man.
The 2nd half started with a flourish as we looked to press home our 1 man advantage. And on 46 minutes Jordan Bastin
found himself with the ball in the box and fired home to double our lead. 2-0.
On 48 minutes Jordan Ford found himself unmarked at a corner and headed home to increase the lead to 3-0.
52 minutes and another corner found Ashton Hewitt
powering into the box to once again head home giving the keeper no chance, 4-0.
We then had a brief slip in concentration, as a silly free kick on the edge of our box saw a tamely struck shot bobble it’s way into the bottom corner beating Barrett in goal. Now 4-1.
On 73 minutes another slip in concentration saw Barrett again slightly stranded as he back peddled to stop a looping deflection, but unfortunately couldn’t stop the ball from creeping under the bar, and Teignmouth getting there 2nd.
Fortunately we kicked off and went straight up the other end, and with their keeper parrying the ball away, it fell to Jordan Bastin
who fired it home for his 2nd of the game and putting an end to Teignmouths hopes of late comeback, taking the score to 5-2.
That’s how it ended, and another good win against a potentially tough side, and making it 3 from 3 in our start to the season.
Next Saturday we welcome current league champions St Martins to Horsdon Park in what will be our toughest test to date in an already tough start to our season....