Christchurch FC v Fareham Town – 11th November 2017

MATCH REPORT
FA VASE 11/11/2017

CHRISTCHURCH 3
FAREHAM 2

TEAM

1/ JORDON TEWKESBURY
2/ HARVEY WRIGHT
3/ RICHARD JACKSON
4/ JON BLAKE
5/ KIERON DOUGLAS
6/ DAVID LEGG
7/ JAMES KING
8/ CHRIS SENIOR (CAPTAIN )
9/ LUKE STONE
10/ MAX WILCOCK
11/ JORDAN COLE

SUBS USED
BEN COOPER
JACK SATTERLEY
JOEL LANGHAM

A highly entertaining game full of good football saw Church once again come from behind to go into the draw for the last 64 of the FA Vase.

Church not for the first time this season conceded an early goal after 4 minutes when in their first attack the visitors got round the back of the Church defence and their left winger was able to pull the ball back for a simple close range finish giving debutant keeper Jordan Tewkesbury no chance. This did not deter the home side however and play was fairly even until a goal of the highest quality saw Church draw level on 22 minutes Luke Stone received the ball from Jon Blake on the left hand side and turning inside he crashed a 25 yard shot into the top corner of the net. The lead was short lived though as at the other end a fine passing movement through the middle of the Church defence left a Fareham player through on goal and he finished neatly to put his side ahead.

The second period started with Fareham nearly increasing their lead but then Church in the next 10 minutes have five efforts on goal that could have seen them not only draw level but take the lead. But it was that man Stone who was the danger man as firstly he missed from close range then a 25 yard shot narrowly wide and in between this Max Wilcock had a shot saved. As the match entered the last 20 minutes Church were grateful for keeper Tewkesbury as his positional sense was superb and then Church equalised on 76 minutes following a corner with Wilcock winning a header and Stone netting from close range. The game swung from end to end but in the first minute of injury time Church after some fine passing set up Jack Satterley for a shot from the edge of the penalty area which was pushed out by the visitors keeper but the strength of Jon Blake saw him hold off 2 defenders to put the ball in the net. There was still time for Fareham to come close to equalising when Jordan Cole cleared in a dangerous situation.

What a good performance from all 14 players involved and also the astute subs made by manager Ollie Cherrett and his team and we look forward to the draw on Monday lunchtime hoping for another home tie.

MAN OF THE MATCH
JORDAN TEWKESBURY.

DONNERS

Christchurch FC v Hythe and Dibden FC – 1st November 2017

MATCH REPORT 01/11/17

CHRISTCHURCH 2
HYTHE & DIBDEN 0

TEAM

1/ MAX FRAMPTON
2/ HARVEY WRIGHT
3/ RICHARD JACKSON
4/ JON BLAKE
5/ KIERON DOUGLAS
6/ DAVID LEGG (CAPTAIN )
7/ JAMES KING
8/ GRANT CORMACK
9/ MAX WILCOCK
10/ JACK SATTERLEY
11/ MATT NEALE

SUBS USED
17/ LUKE STONE
12/ JORDAN COLE
14/ RICHARD GILLESPIE

A hard fought game against difficult opponents saw Church move up to second place in the league with games in hand on the top side Laverstock & Ford.

There was little to report for the first 15 minutes with the only effort on goal being a Jon Blake shot over the bar. The visitors were making life difficult getting everybody behind the ball and a lot of the time forcing Church to pass backwards to keep possesion but on the rare occasions they went forward they presented little danger to returning keeper Max Frampton.

The second period saw early pressure from the home team and this had its reward on 50 minutes when good work by Richard Jackson on the left resulted in the ever impressive Kieron Douglas netting with a fierce shot from 12 yards. Church looked likely to increase their lead at any time but it took fine defending from goalscorer Douglas to deny the visitors a goal scoring chance after 67 minutes. Shortly after Church increased their lead when saw fine passing resulted in Matt Neale firing in a left foot effort from the edge of the area. Church then relied on the counter attack with substitutes Stone and Gillespie looking impressive with their pace and movement and although Hythe had plenty of the ball they never really threatened the Church goal.

Manager Ollie Cherrett will be pleased with the points after a weekend off and will face a difficult selection problem for the weekend game at Verwood.

MAN OF THE MATCH
JON BLAKE

Romsey Town v Christchurch FC – 14th October 2017

MATCH REPORT
14/10/2017

ROMSEY TOWN 2
CHRISTCHURCH FC 4

TEAM

1/ DAN ACKERMAN
2/ HARVEY WRIGHT
3/ RICHARD JACKSON
4/ GRANT CORMACK
5/ CHRIS SENIOR {CAPTAIN )
6/ JOEL LANGHAM
7/ MATT NEALE
8/ JACK SATTERLEY
9/ LUKE STONE
10/ MAX WILCOCK
11/ BEN COOPER

SUBS USED
JAMES KING
ANDY MAASSON
MORGAN TURNER

A game of 2 halves if ever there was one with Church taking command in the last 30 minutes to score all their goals in this period.

The home side who before this game were level with Church having only lost one league game this season started the better of the two teams and it came as no surprise when they took the lead after 20 minutes when a quick throw in took Church by surprise and a cross from the left was converted from close range by an unmarked player. Matters got worse for Church on 20 minutes with the hosts converting a penalty after Church failed to clear the ball on at least four occasions. Little was seen of Church as an attacking force and to be honest they were fortunate to only be losing 2 nil at the interval.

The start of the second period saw Romsey have two good chances to increase their lead hitting the bar with the first one. But with the introduction of substitutes James King and Andy Masson the game was turned on its head. On the hour mark James King cross was met by Max Wilcock who netted from 8 yards. This inspired the visitors and 10 minutes later Luke Stone netted with a fierce 20 yard drive. Little was seen of Romsey as an attacking force but they should have regained the lead on 75 minutes with a free header going straight into keeper Dan Ackermanns hands. They were made to pay for this miss in the very next minute when Church took the lead when Stone burst down the right and youngster James King met his cross to confidentally net from 10 yards. There was still more to come when after a slick move Max Wilcock netted his second and the goal of the game with a fierce drive from 18 yards. There was still time for Ackerman to make a good save from a free kick. Special mention must be made of Grant Cormack for his sterling work in the second half as he won everything in the air and on the ground.

What a good week for manager Ollie Cherrett and his team winning all three games against good teams and this will leave him with a pleasant selection problem when all players are available.

DONNERS

Christchurch FC v Westbury FC – FA Vase – 11th October 2017

MATCH REPORT
11/10/2017

CHRISTCHURCH 1
WESTBURY FC 0

TEAM

1/ MARK SMITH
2/ HARVEY WRIGHT
3/ LOYD COLE
4/ JON BLAKE
5/ KIERON DOUGLAS
6/ DAVID LEGG(CAPTAIN )
7/ BEN COOPER
8/ GRANT CORMACK
9/ LUKE STONE
10/ MAX WILCOCK
11/ MAT NEALE

SUBS USED
JAMES KING
JOEL LANGHAM

A battling performance against quality opposition saw Church progress to the next round of the FA Vase and a home tie in the next round.

Church came close to opening the scoring in their first and to be perfectly honest only real attack in the first half after 2 minutes when the visiting keeper made a fine save from Jon Blake The remainder of the half saw Church under pressure but due to fine defensive work efforts on goal were minimal and the stand in keeper Mark Smith dealt confidently with everything that came his way.

The second period started with Church kicking down hill and having the majority of quality posession and on 52 minutes the ever dangerous Blake shot narrowly wide but it was the visitors who had the best chance so far to opening the scoring after 58 minutes when in a rare foray into the Church half they shot wide when well placed. The goal that settled the contest arrived on 62 minutes when from a corner the impressive Kieron Douglas out jumped every body to net his first goal for the club. Church were then grateful to keeper Smith for retaining the lead when shortly after the goal he made a fine save when in a one on one situation. The final few minutes saw Church under great pressure and there was a huge sign of relief when the excellent referee blew for full time.

The visitors, in the circumstances, took the defeat well and all at Christchurch wish them well for the rest of the season.

Well done to manager Ollie Cherrett and his team for the change of tactics in the second period and special mention to Mark Smith for his excellent performance in goal.

MAN OF THE MATCH KIERON DOUGLAS

Christchurch FC v Tadley Calleva – 7th October 2107

MATCH REPORT 7/10/2017

CHRISTCHURCH 2
TADLEY CALLEVA 0

TEAM

1/ JASON COLLINS
2/ HARVEY WRIGHT
3/ RICHARD JACKSON
4/ JON BLAKE
5/ KIERON DOUGLAS
6/ DAVID LEGG (CAPTAIN )
7/ BEN COOPER
8/ GRANT CORMACK
9/ LUKE STONE
10/ MAX WILCOCK
11/ JASON KING

SUBS USED
JACK SATTERLEY
JOEL LANGHAM
MORGAN TURNER

A fine attacking display by Church in the first half followed by a solid defence performance in the second period saw Church inflict the first league defeat of the season on the visitors.

The first 10 minutes was scrappy with both sides taking time to settle but it was Church who had the first effort on goal on 8 minutes when the ever dangerous Luke Stone saw his cross shot palmed out by the visitors keeper. With youngster James King prominent down the left flank Church were in the ascendancy and were unfortunate not to take the lead when hard working midfielder Jon Blake headed just wide from a corner. Shortly after Church took the lead with a goal of the highest quality. King received the ball on the left and from fully 25 yards out and at a wide angle rifled a right foot shot into the top corner of the net. Church increased their lead a few minutes later when after a great run by the ever impressive Max Wilcock resulted in a lethal close range finish by Stone. With the home side on the rampage it was nearly three but Ben Cooper was denied by a fine challenge. As the half drew to a close the visitors came into the game and should have reduced the arrears but a close range header went wide.

The second period saw Church on the back foot for long periods but restricting Tadley to few opportunities due to the hard working midfield and solid defence work of the back four with debutant Richard Jackson impressing and once again youngster Kieron Douglas winning all his headers and tackles.

With now the majority of players fit this leaves manager Ollie Cherrett with a nice problem for the midweek Vase game.

MAN OF THE MATCH JAMES KING

Stoneham v Christchurch FC – 30th September 2017

MATCH REPORT 30/9/17

STONEHAM 2
CHRISTCHURCH 2

TEAM
1/ JASON COLLINS
2/ HARRISON KEMP
3/ COLIN DAND
4/ HARVEY WRIGHT
5/ KIERON DOUGLAS
6/ JOEL LANGHAM
7/ BEN COOPER
8/ GRANT CORMACK(CAPTAIN)
9/ LUKE STONE
10/ MAX WILCOCK
11/ ANDY MASSON

SUBS USED
MORGAN TURNER
JAMES KING
BRAD GODDARD

A battling performance from a young and inexperienced team ( 10 players injured) saw Church obtain a valuable point against a team who possibly played the best football we have come across this season.
There was little goalmouth action at either end for the first 10 minutes and it was Church who had the first effort on goal when a Luke Stone effort was easily saved by the home keeper. Stoneham then applied pressure and keeper Jason Collins was kept busy but had no chance on 21 minutes when the hosts opened the scoring with a shot from 15 yards. However this did not deter Church and the equaliser followed on 32 minutes when Stone showing great pace, strength and composure was put through on goal and rounded the keeper to net. Shortly before half time the home side regained the lead following a fine passing movement and a shot from 12 yards.

The second period started with Stone being denied and then from a corner the hard working Max Wilcock netted with free header after 66 minutes. Stoneham had the better of the last 20 minutes without really causing problems to the Church defence due to the outstanding work of Kieron Douglas and his partner at the centre of defence Harvey Wright but they were grateful to keeper Collins in the last 5 minutes who made a fine save in a one on one situation.

Manager Ollie Cherrett can be well pleased with his teams efforts despite dropping to fourth place in the league and will have a nice selection problem when everybody is fit.

DONNERS