Match Report - 22 Feb 2015, Maclay Football Club 2015 beat Tring Anchor
S CLUB SIX
Sunday 22nd February 2015
CSL Division 1
Maclay 6 (4) v Tring Anchor 0 (0)
Scorers: D Gavin (29 & 39 min), S Hodja (30 min), Y Seodi (42 min) & S Hijjawi (77 & 85 min)
This was a very good win for Maclay and for long periods of the match they played some sparkling football. Saif Hijjawi opened the scoring when he followed up a Dean Gavin shot in the 1st minute but he was flagged for offside. For the next twenty minutes Maclay struggled to impose their passing game and then things suddenly started to click. In the 29th minute Bevan Gosling played the ball through to Salih Hodja who crossed perfectly for DEAN GAVIN to volley the ball home for the first goal. A minute later, the impressive David Bryan played a delightful pass to SALIH HODJA who finished very neatly to give Maclay a two-goal lead. Maclay really piled on the pressure for the rest of the first half and were rewarded with two more goals. Top scorer, DEAN GAVIN scored his 16th goal of the season after a great pass from Ian Ranger. This period of attacking football was completed in the 42nd minute when YUSEF SEODI crashed home a great shot from 25 yards.
Maclay started the second half just as well as the left flank players started to match up to the first half performance of the right side. Jack O’Connor and Saif Hijjawi combined well as time after time Hijjawi probed the Tring defence. Anchor held out well with their keeper making some good saves but two fine goals from SAIF HIJJAWI in the 77th and 85th minute sealed the match. The first came from a trademark run down the wing while the second was a fine strike from the edge of the box.
In a match when Dean Gavin and Ian Ranger again combined well up front; SALIH HODJA won Man of the Match for his goal, assists and his overall performance on the right wing. Saif Hijjawi was a worthy runner up.
Squad: C Young, D Bryan, J O’Connor, B Gosling (capt), C O’Connor, B O’Connor, S Hodja, C Phillips, I Ranger, S Hijjawi, W Goulding, J Rochford, Y Seodi, H Aysal & D Gavin
Man of Match: SALIH HODJA
Maclay Football Club 2015 6 - 0 Tring Anchor ()