Maclay Football Club

Match Report

Match Report - 01 Mar 2015, Maclay Football Club 2015 beat Chiltern Chargers


Maclay Edge Closer To The Title

Sunday 1st March 2015
CSL Division 1

Chiltern Chargers 0 (0) v Maclay 3 (1)
Scorers: S Hodja (3 min), D Gavin (65 min) & S Hijjawi (81 min)

Maclay moved three points closer to the CSL 1st Division title with this hard fought match at Hervines Park, Amersham. In all honesty the pitch was unplayable and Maclay did very well to win in the quagmire.

The match started brightly when SALIH HODJA looped a shot over the Chargers’ keeper in the 3rd minute to give the boys in red and yellow stripes an early lead. Maclay made the mistake of trying to play their normal passing game in the first half but the pitch was just too muddy for this to be effective. This meant that there was only one goal in it at the break.

In the second half, Maclay put more pressure on the Chargers and this plus the earlier yellow cards proved costly to the Chargers. Stand-in keeper Bevan Gosling made sure that a Chargers’ forty yard shot stayed out of the net and this warning spurred Maclay on to get the vital second goal.

Mid way through the second half one of the Chiltern players cautioned picked up a second yellow and a dismissal after a late challenge on Adam Cowland. This enabled Yusef Seodi to find more space and time and he started to dominate the midfield in the last half hour as he orchestrated the Maclay attacks.

The pressure paid off when top scorer, DEAN GAVIN punished the Chiltern defence in the 65th minute as he neatly struck the ball in from a Salih Hodja cross to give Maclay the two-goal cushion they needed. SAIF HIJJAWI ended the scoring nine minutes from the end as he finished one of his many left wing runs with a good finish into the far corner.

CONOR O’CONNOR won Man of the Match for his determination and leadership at the heart of the Maclay defence.

Squad: B Gosling (capt), D Bryan, J O’Connor, C O’Connor, B O’Connor, S Hodja, I Ranger, P Hanlon, A Cowland, S Hijjawi, K Bonney, Y Seodi & D Gavin

Chiltern Chargers 0 - 3 Maclay Football Club 2015 ()

Name Goals Details
1 Gordon ALEXANDER  
2 Calum ALEXANDER  
3 Matt ASHBY  
4 Tom BEVAN  
5 Henry BEXSON  
6 Karl BONNEY  
7 David BRYAN  
8 Peter BRYAN  
9 Jason BURT  
10 Adam COWLAND  
11 Ant CRITCHFIELD  
12 Stan CRITCHFIELD  
13 Simon DAVIS  
14 Bevan GOSLING  
15 Chris YOUNG  
16 Martin HANLON  
17 Patrick HANLON  
18 Sam HAUCK  
19 Matthew HAYES  
20 Chris HEATH  
21 Saif HIJJAWI   1
22 Hus HODJA  
23 Mus HODJA  
24 Salih HODJA   1
25 Nat HOLZMANN  
26 Joe KEATING  
27 James MANNERS  
28 Tony MASELLA  
29 Gordon MASON  
30 Callum MILES  
31 Ben O'CONNOR  
32 Jack O'CONNOR  
33 George PARKER  
34 Matt PEARSON  
35 Robert PRUNTY  
36 James REAR  
37 Dan RENNISON  
38 Joey RENNISON  
39 Corey RIVERS  
40 Joshua ROBERTS  
41 Jesse CLARKE  
42 Tom DYKE  
43 Jack WIGGS  
44 Hasan AYSAL  
45 Josh HART  
46 Calvin LENNOX  
47 Conor O'CONNOR   Man of the Match
48 Dean GAVIN   1
49 Paul BACKHOUSE  
50 Ian RANGER  
51 Ben ROCHFORD  
52 Joe ROCHFORD  
53 Peter HAY  
54 Adam BEVAN  
55 David HAY  
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