Victoria Park vs Buckhurst Hill 2nd November 2014 Kick off 1.30pm
It’s away to Victoria Park today and with the rain over night, the players are going to find the pitch tough going. With Buckhurst Hill top of the league and Victoria Park in second, both sets of plays know the importance of the match.
Buckhurst Hill kick off
Victoria Park starts the game brightly and Buckhurst Hill are on the back foot. They test Rawlings but the striker’s shot goes just wide. Buckhurst Hill is second to every ball and the home side keeps coming. Buckhurst Hill eventually get a chance and Lord races onto a through ball and beats the on rushing keeper but going around the keeper see’s the ball go out of play before he can get his shot away.
16Mins Goal 1-0: The home side takes the lead, a lofted ball over the top is headed over Rawlings as he comes out to clear the danger.
The game comes to life as Buckhurst Hill wake up, Spencer goes close as he cuts across the area and lets fly only to see his effort go over the bar.
26Mins Penalty to Buckhurst Hill: Stalick picks the ball up on the edge of the box and cuts inside to the area and the defender inexplicably pulls him back and gives the referee an easy decision. James takes the spot kick and coolly slots it into the corner.
34Mins Goal 1-2: Buckhurst Hill takes the lead. The home side gives away a needless free kick. Salmon drills the ball in and the keeper spills the ball and Spencer taps home.
Referee blows for halftime and the home support are incredulous and are verbally abusing the referee. The referee keeps a calm demeanor in tough circumstances, as the home teams management apply unwarranted pressure.
Victoria Park Kick off
1min Goal 2-2: The home side level up the match. They break quickly down the right wing and the tricky winger breaks through 2 tackles and rips his shot to the far post, Rawlings at full stretch tips the ball round the post one handed. Form the resulting corner the ball is whipped in and is headed home from close range and unmarked.
The home team-apply lots of pressure and see their efforts narrowly go over and wide of Rawlings goal. Buckhurst Hill are coping at the back thanks to the imperious Everard who is having a great day at center back.
20Mins Goal 3-2: The home side take the lead, a ball over the top is picked up the pacey winger and he drives it home and Buckhurst Hill will need to dig deep to rescue the game.
28Mins Goal 3-3: What a game! Buckhurst Hill level it up, Spencer pokes the ball through the center of the defense and Lord gathers, with 2 defenders closing fast he shoots from the edge of the area and his shot ripples the back of the net, and the away support go mad.
31Mins Goal 3-4: The home side give away a needless free kick and Laycock rips in an effort from downtown. The keeper spills it and fittingly Everard taps home the loose ball.
The referee blows for full time the Buckhurst Hill away support erupt into spontaneous applause, the home support gang up on the referee. The man in black had a good game, but wouldn’t succumb to home to pressure on every decision and the home support is not happy.
What a game today it had everything, and the boys gave it 110% and now open up a 5point gap at the top of the table. They showed tremendous fighting spirit today, and to a man they can all be happy with their contribution.
Result FT 3-4
James, Spencer, Lord, Everard