11-11-17 CUP BAMPTON v Chadlington

Bampton 5 - 3 Chadlington

Great game today from both teams. We had never beaten Chadlington before today so a win would be another mile stone in our teams football journey.We started well, moving the ball quickly, showing great skill and team work.An early lead was well deserved. 1 - 0.Then we started holding on to the ball, trying to take on one to many players. This played into Chadlington's hands as they are very strong and fast. They got a couple of goals and we went in at half time 2-1 down.

Our talk at half time focused on emphasising our strength and getting the ball moving between players quicker, moving it out wide and getting it into danger area quicker. We did this superbly and started to dominate possession and territory.

Chadlington started to go more and more direct but our greater skills on the ball coupled with our superior passing started to dominate.A draw could have been a fair result but the last 10 minutes there was only really one team going to win. 5 - 3 very, very pleased with that.

I thought all our players did really well especially Henry in goal who was superb. Zack and Angus both played in three different positions and did really well.Dan in defence had a massive game stopping just about everything.JEB has had a hard time from me the last few weeks as I know he can give us more, which he proved when he came on and scored twice.

Goals today
JEB x 2
James x 2

Man of the Match

James Drury.

Man of the match today was a tricky one to choose as everyone played to a high standard but James was outstanding. He never stops running for us, fights for every ball, amazing skills and link up play plus a couple of goals.