Monday, November 16, 2015

Match Report: Loko vs Chessington Galaxy

Bad Ref, 3 Pens & An Angry Midfielder

Groundhog Day!

"Bad decisions effect the taste of your beer"

 For anyone reading these match reports over the last three weeks who hasn't actually watched one of the games you can be forgiven for thinking I'm making this up or just copying each match report to save time.
Luke wins untold headers
James T runs the defenders ragged
Luke scores
James scores
Lee don't stop running
Scott and Neil don't stop clearing balls
Dave F scores a Banger.... Maybe that's going a bit too far :)
 But week after week we battle, we score, They Score, bad ref decision, they equalize in the dying minutes !

 The game started well for Loko, after just five minutes Luke battled hard on the right and played in James who's clever shot found the back of the net 1-0

 Within minutes it was clear Galaxy were suffering not having the Ginger brothers playing together . They opted to go long on nearly every occasion . This paid off when there pacey number 11 was played in over the top to go one on one with Colin and he slotted the ball to one side into the net 1-1

  We dominated midfield today Gary comfortably heading his way through his first 90 mins this season and although the pitch was tacky and cut up we passed the ball around with more confidence. In form Lee, was angry today! Left, right, forward, back he never stopped . Hayden linked down the left from Scott to James and a cross from Hayden played Luke in but his shot was wide of goal. Danny and Dave were combining well and forward to James who's tireless hassling of the defenders gives us a lot of corners per game. They have paid off over recent weeks and today being Groundhog Day they did again. With the wind swirling Matt put in a delicious ball that curled towards the back post, hit it, and went in! 2-1

 Galaxy's response was to go long again but as their striker went through towards goal Neil was in pursuit and a strong tackle led to the first penalty of the day. Their captain went left, with success. 2-2

Half Time

 Debutante Mason come on and immediately got stuck in. Some strong challenges and good runs mean The rest of the season is looking good for our new signing. A long ball on the right to James and some trickery put him through with the keeper, but his shot was saved and held by their eccentric keeper . As Loko pushed for a goal, a pulled back ball, from the byline struck a galaxy defenders hand and a penalty 2 was given.
 The captain, Matt, stepped up and finished comfortably. 3-2

 This game was all about quick responses and Galaxy done this. From a Loko throw down the left they nicked the ball back, put in a cross for there number 8, who finished well. 3-3

  Loko knew we have been better than this team and still not won in the last two meetings so we pushed for the winner. Tony come on for Dave and slotted into defence as Scot pushed up. Luke rolled back the years as he outrun their right back to go through on goal but slotted the ball wide. He got his second chance minutes later as he run towards their center back and turned him, and lobbed the out coming keeper into the net. 4-3

We needed to shut up shop for a win, so reverted to four at the back with Gary dropping to center back alongside Neil to sure things up. This was working as we approached 90 minutes. They attacked our area and a wayward shot hit a curling up Danny on the arm as he tried to jump out the way! The ref blew the whistle for handball thinking the incident was outside the box, but as he got closer he realized the non-handball was actually inside the area so then mumbled the words Penalty.     OUT-FRIGGING-RAGEOUS!!!!
 Colin stood no chance as the penalty was dispatched very well. 4-4

 There was a final chance for Tony as he volleyed a loose ball quite spectacularly in there box but their keeper saved.

Final Whistle!!!! 

A draw feels like a loss these days!!

Weekly 3 Questions:

Did We Deserve To Win Today? Yes ( Again )
Did we put it in today ? Yes ( Again )
Man of The Match?

Danny, James, Lee & Luke all could of picked up the award today however, with 2 goals and some lovely passing today as well as sacrificing himself as a sub, today's award goes to the skipper Matt F!

Quote of the week:

" The first 90 minutes of the match are the most important "

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