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

Christchurch FC v Fareham Town – 20th September 2017

MATCH REPORT 20/09/17
HANTS SENIOR CUP

FAREHAM TOWN 3
CHRISTCHURCH FC 4

TEAM
1/ MAX FRAMPTON
2/ HARVEY WRIGHT
3/LOYD COLE
4/ KIERON DOUGLAS
5/ DAVID LEGG(CAPTAIN)
6/ GRANT CORMACK
7/ MATT NEALE
8/BRAD GODDARD
9/ RICHARD GILLESPIE
10/ MAX WILCOCK
11/ JAMES KING

SUBS USED
BEN COOPER
JON BLAKE
OLLIE KING

An excellent game with good goals, apart from the winner, saw Church progress to the next round.
The hosts came close to netting in the first minute but Max Frampton in the Church goal denied them with a fine save. It was Church who opened the scoring on 11 minutes when Max Wilcock intercepted a poor back pass rounded the keeper and netted from a narrow angle. In the very next minute only a timely challenge from skipper David Legg prevented the equaliser but this came after 34 minutes when a right wing cross resulted in a goal from close range. This did not deter Church as shortly after Matt Neale came close to netting it was Wilcock who put the visitors back in the lead. Matters got better for Church before the break when on loan striker Richard Gillespie scored holding off two defenders to finish with some aplomb. The only bad thing in the first half was an injury to youngster Kieron Douglas resulting in him being substituted.

The second period saw Fareham net twice in the space of 10 minutes between the 58th and 68th minutes to bring parity to the game but Church netted what proved to be the winner after 75 minutes when a hopeful punt forward from Harvey Wright went over the goalkeepr who was being challenged by Wilcock and ended up in the net depite the protests of the home side that there was a foul the goal stood. Frampton then made the save of the match on 80 minutes and despite constant pressure from the hosts Church stood firm to progress.

DONERS

Christchurch FC v Andover New Street – 16th September 2017

MATCH REPORT 16/9/17

CHRISTCHURCH 4
ANDOVER NEW STREET 1

TEAM

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

SUBS USED
CHRIS SENIOR
CALLUM BUTLER
BRAD GODDARD

With possibly their best performance of the season Church were easy winners with the result only being marred by the sending off of substitute Chris Senior in added on time.

The first 15 minutes were the Max Wilcock show as after 3 minutes he had an effort saved and then after 9 minutes he netted with a fine header following a well rehearsed short corner. It was Wilcock again who came close to increasing the lead on 15 minutes. The next 10 minutes saw Church in control with the pace of James King and Andy Masson on the flanks being prominent but after this play became scrappy and just as it looked as if Church would only have a one goal advantage going into the break up popped the excellent Jon Blake to head in a free kick.

The second period saw Grant Cormack prominent in both attack and defence and it came as no surprise when youngster James King netted the third in file style rounding the keeper after a fine pass from Loyd Cole. Jack Satterley came close to adding a fourth having his free kick saved but the fourth goal was soon on its way when a corner created havoc in the away defence resulting in an own goal. Church then made various substitutions which allowed the visitors more into the game and Max Frampton was called into action on 80 minutes saving from close range but was beaten two minutes later to reduce the score. The final piece of action saw Chris Senior sent off for an alleged stamping incident together with an oppostion player for retaliation.

Manager Ollie Cherrett will now have the pleasant situation of a selection problem for the forthcoming cup games.

MAN OF THE MATCH GRANT CORMACK