Alton Town v Christchurch FC – 13th November 2018

ALTON TOWN 2
CHRISTCHURCH FC 8

RUSSELL COTES CUP
13th November 2018

TEAM
1/ OLLIE KING
2/ HARVEY WRIGHT
3/ LOYD COLE
4/ BILLY WALKER
5/ KIERON DOUGLAS
6/ NICK SWANN
7/ JAMES KING
8/ GRANT CORMACK
9/ JACK SATTERLEY
10/ MAX WILCOCK
11/ SHAUN PRENTICE

SUBS USED
TOM COOPER
ALEX HAYNES
BRAD CHERRETT

This will only be a brief report as in view of the performance and scoreline it would take me all day to write a full report !!
Church started with a goal on 4 minutes from a James King free kick and although the hosts equalised shortly after
and then took the lead it then became the Christchurch show. Firstly Shaun Prentice equalised on 20 minutes and the hard working
Max Wilcock rattled the crossbar from 25 yards.

The visitors took the lead on 37 minutes through Prentice and then the excellent Max Wilcock increased the lead to make it 4-2
at the interval.

It was not long into the second half when it became 5-2 with a Jack Satterley goal and then Wilcock was on the end of a fine passing
movement to increase the lead. It then became a case of how many more Xchurch could score and there followed three more
goals from Wilcock, Shaun Prentice and youngster Brad Cherrett to round of a very successful evening for the visitors.

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Andover New Street v Christchurch FC – 10th November 2018

ANDOVER NEW STREET 0
CHRISTCHURCH 3
Sydenhams Wessex League
Saturday 10 November 2018

Following last week’s defeat to Team Solent, Christchurch started this game positively as they sought to gain 3 points to lift them further away from the danger zone. Christchurch took the lead after 5 minutes when Jack Satterley was fouled in front of goal following a free-kick on the left taken by Brad Cherrett. JAMES KING took the free-kick and his shot was deflected off the defensive wall past the Andover New Street goalkeeper. Josh Kirkham then beat several defenders, but his shot was just wide of the post. Christchurch maintained their initiative with Jack Satterley’s shot saved by the goalkeeper, Kieran Douglas’s header from a James King free-kick rebounding back of the bar and Max Wilcock’s shot from a corner cleared by the defence. A promising move from James King to Grant Cormack led to Max Wilcock shooting narrowly wide of the far post, then another free-kick by James King just evaded Harvey Wright. Towards the end of the first half, Andover New Street rallied but the Christchurch defence held firm. Shortly before half-time a cross from the right was headed into the net by Josh Kirkham, only to be ruled out by the assistant referee’s flag for offside, leaving the scoreline 0-1 at the break.

Early in the second half, Brad Cherrett was injured and replaced by Loyd Cole. Andover New Street were far more positive in the second half, but the Christchurch defence, with Kieran Douglas in commanding form, dealt with the attacks and set up several chances at the other end. A through ball by Max Wilcock was crossed and headed into goal by JAMES KING for his second goal of the game to extend Christchurch’s lead (0-2). Andover New Street’s aggression then proved too much for the referee and one of their players received a second yellow card to reduce the home team to 10 men for the last quarter of an hour. Shortly afterwards a cross from the left found MAX WILCOCK who increased Christchurch’s lead (0-3). Andover New Street pushed for a consolation goal, but Ollie King and the defence held firm to give Christchurch a well-deserved victory.

Christchurch – King O, Wright, Cherrett (Cole 48), Walker, Douglas, Satterley B, King J, Cormack, Satterley J (Wilson 66), Wilcock, Kirkham (Joyce 82). Unused subs – Swann, Prentice.

Christchurch FC v Hythe and Dibden – 6th November 2018

MATCH REPORT 6/11/2018

BOURNEMOUTH SENIOR CUP

CHRISTCHURCH 1
HYTHE & DIBDEN 1

HYTHE & DIBDEN WIN ON PENALTIES

TEAM
1/ OLLIE KING
2/ BRAD CHERRETT
3/ LOYD COLE
4/ HARVEY WRIGHT
5/ BILLY WRIGHT(CAPTAIN)
6/ NICK SWANN
7/ JAMES KING
8/ GRANT CORMACK
9/ SCOTT JOYCE
10/ MAX WILCOCK
11/ JOSH KIRKHAM

SUBS USED
BEN SATTERLEY
TOM COOPER
ALEX HAYNES
JACK SATTERLEY

Church exited the Bournemouth Senior Cup to lower graded opponents in a game that was settled on penalties.

It was the visitors who started the better of the two teams but it was Church who came close to opening the scoring on 13 minutes when Scott Joyce was denied by the keepers legs . Hythe then came close twice to netting on 25 and 27 minutes but firstly there was a weak finish and then keeper Ollie King was called into action tipping an effort over the bar. Church took the lead on the half hour mark when James King showed good skill on the left flank and Scott Joyce was on the end of his cross to net from close range. It was nearly two shortly after but Max Wilcock was denied by the visitors keeper.

It was Hythe who again started the better of the two teams in the second period hitting the post on 55 minutes after a goal mouth scramble whilst at the other end Wilcock shot over the bar when well placed. It came as no real surprise when the equaliser arrived with 10 minutes left when a left wing cross was converted. There was still time for King to be called into action before the end of the 90 minutes making a double save to deny Hythe a winner.

There then followed the dreaded penalty shoot out and with Church missing 3 of their first 4 penalties and Hythe netting 3 of their first 4 it was the visitors who were victorious to see them through to the next round.

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Christchurch FC v Team Solent – 3rd November 2018

Saturday 3rd November 2018
Sydenhams Football League (Wessex)
Premier Division

CHRISTCHURCH 1
Team Solent 2

Team Solent kicked off downhill in front of a very sparse crowd – the attraction of AFC Bournemouth v Manchester United clearly proving too great for some of our regulars! The eerie atmosphere seemed to unsettle Christchurch who had a particularly disappointing game, following sterling performances against AFC Portchester and Bournemouth “Poppies”.

Team Solent took the lead after 11 minutes when a corner on the left was initially cleared over the bar for another corner, which the Christchurch defence failed to clear and the ball was scrambled over the line. A minute later, Christchurch were level when Max Wilcock found JOSH KIRKHAM who shot past the Team Solent goalkeeper. Ten minutes later a through ball found a Team Solent forward in a suspiciously offside position, but there was no flag from the assistant referee and the ball was tapped past Ollie King in the Christchurch goal to give Team Solent a 2-1 lead. A few minutes later a shot from Grant Cormack from 20-25 yards unfortunately found the corner of the post and crossbar and was cleared so that the half-time score remained 1-2.

Both sides had chances in the second half but shots on target were saved by the goalkeepers or went narrowly wide of the post or over the bar, leaving the final score a disappointing 1-2.

Christchurch – King O, Cherrett, Cooper, Wright, Walker, Satterley B, King J (Joyce 65), Cormack, Satterley J, Wilcock, Kirkham (Swann 61). Unused subs – Robinson, Prentice.

Christchurch FC v AFC Portchester – 27th October 2018

Saturday 27th October 2018
Sydenhams Football League (Wessex)
Premier Division

CHRISTCHURCH 2
AFC PORTCHESTER 1

Christchurch applied early pressure kicking downhill at Hurn Bridge against the team second in the Sydenhams Wessex League with Ben Satterley shooting narrowly wide from a cross by James King. Then a free-kick by James King was safely cleared upfield by the Portchester defence with the follow-up shot gathered by the goalkeeper. A foul by Billy Walker earned him a yellow card, but he made amends by clearing the resulting free-kick for a throw-in which led to a shot being safely gathered by Ollie King in the Christchurch goal in place of the injured Max Frampton.

Christchurch took a deserved lead in the 20th minute, when a long free-kick by Ollie King went straight to his opposite number in the Portchester goal, who fumbled his clearance which was chased down by JACK SATTERLEY, who coolly placed the ball into an empty net. Christchurch could have doubled their lead a few minutes later when a shot (cross?) by James King hit the bar with the Portchester goalkeeper nowhere near it. A counter-attack by Portchester beat both the Christchurch defence and Ollie King to level the score at 1-1, which was the half-time score.

Portchester started the second half brightly, as Christchurch had done in the first half, but Ollie King and the defence dealt with the threats. After an hour’s play, MAX WILCOCK collected the ball and his shot from fully 25 yards beat the Portchester defence and goalkeeper to finish in the top right-hand corner of the net to give Christchurch the lead 2-1. A few minutes later, a shot by Ben Satterley was cleared off the line with the goalkeeper well beaten. Both goalkeepers then prevented further scores so that the game finished with a well-deserved 2-1 win to Christchurch.

Christchurch – King O, Cherrett, Wright, Walker (Cole 71), Douglas, Satterley B, King J (Cooper 85), Cormack, Satterley J (Joyce 79), Wilcock, Kirkham. Unused subs – Swann, Haynes A.
Man of the Match – Brad Cherrett

Bemerton Heath Harlequins v Christchurch FC – 20th October 2018

Saturday 20th October 2018
Sydenhams Football League (Wessex)
Premier Division

BEMERTON HEATH 2
CHRISTCHURCH 1

TEAM
1/ MAX FRAMPTON
2/ HARVEY WRIGHT
3/ ALEX HAYNES
4/ BILLY WRIGHT
5/ KIERON DOUGLAS(CAPTAIN)
6/ BEN SATTERLEY
7/ SHAUN PRENTICE
8/ BRAD CHERRETT
9/ SCOTT JOYCE
10/ JACK SATTERLEY
11/ JOSH KIRKHAM

SUBS USED
GEORGE DEEM
JAMES KING

Despite taking an early lead Church returned empty handed from a venue which had provided them with a cup victory a few days before.

Church had the perfect start as on 8 minutes they took the lead with a Josh Kirkham goal from close range. nearly increased their lead on 22 & 24 minutes with Scott Joyce firstly having a shot blocked and from the rebound shooting straight at the goalkeeper and then the same player shooting well over the bar when well placed. These misses were to be costly as the hosts equalised after 35 minutes direct from a free kick on the edge of the penalty area to leave the game well poised at the halfway stage.

It did not take long into the second half for Bemerton to take the lead with what looked like an intended cross ending up in the back of the Church net on 48 minutes. Church then pushed forward in search of an equaliser with Kirkham unlucky not to net his second of the afternoon when his effort was cleared off the line but despite their efforts they were unable to find the net.

The step up from last season is proving to be a difficult one with no easy points available.

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