Match Report - 03 Feb 2013, Maclay Football Club White lost to Naphill FC
Why did I want to download Tiger Feet from iTunes when I got home, it may have been something to do with the pitch.
The pitch was almost unplayable, but it was the same for both sides and neither side complained.
The first half started brightly, we passed the ball well and made several chances. Looking the better team we took the lead with a fine cross from Ben for Matt to head over the line. Naphill realised they were in for a game and began to create a few chances of their own. George proved too strong with one save in particular that was very impressive. Unfortunately prior to half time Naphill scored to see the game 1-1 at half time.
The second half saw Ben strike a great goal within 2 minutes and then the onslaught came. Naphill blitzed our goal for 20 minutes and before we knew where we were it was 5-2. This was despite the efforts of George, David and Matt.
For the next 20 minutes we battled in the mud, an offside goal may have helped but when Saif's twisting run saw us pull one back we knew it was all a little too late. Six weeks with no football didnot seem to have damped the enthusiasm or passion. The game was played in a great spirit and was a pleasure to watch. Numerous spectators stating they would rather have watched this game than the premeirship.
Standout players were Geoarge, Ben and David but man of the match for lifting the teams spirit when we looked downcast with some great runs, passionate tackling and several superb balls played to the strikers and wingers goes to Henry.
A great game of football lads I throughly enjoyed it well done.
Naphill FC 5 - 3 Maclay Football Club White ()