Tadley Calleva FC v Christchurch FC – 8th September 2018

Sydenhams Football League (Wessex)
Premier Division

TADLEY CALLEVA 1 CHRISTCHURCH 1
Saturday 8 September 2018

This game provided a hard-earned but well-deserved point against a team sitting third in the league table prior to kick-off.

Both teams had chances in the early stages, but shots were wide of goal or over the bar! Christchurch took the lead after 34 minutes when, after fine interplay between Scott Joyce and Harvey Wright, the ball went out to Max Wilcock on the left who fired a low shot towards goal, which was deflected into the net by a Tadley Calleva defender. A couple of minutes later, Tadley Calleva went on the attack and a shot was fumbled by Max Frampton in the Christchurch goal, but his embarrassment was spared by the sight of the assistant referee’s flag for offside. At the other end, another cross by Max Wilcock found Harvey Wright, but his shot was cleared by the Tadley Calleva defence. There were further chances at both ends towards the end of the first half, but the half-time score remained 0-1.

The second half opened brightly with Max Wilcock again taking centre stage, firing just over the bar or seeing his shot safely gathered by the Tadley Calleva goalkeeper. Further chances came at both ends, but the defences held firm. Tadley Calleva drew level in the 84th minute when a shot from the right was not cleared by the Christchurch defence and evaded Max Frampton to go into the net. This spurred on the home side who had several more chances, but the Christchurch defence remained solid to keep the score at 1-1. This was an altogether more encouraging performance from Christchurch and provided a platform on which we can build.

Christchurch – Frampton, Cherrett, Wright, Cormack, Walker Billy, Cullen, Walker Ben (King 65), Satterley B, Joyce (Swann 83), Wilcock, Kirkham. Unused subs – Zanin, Poynter

Christchurch FC v Brockenhurst FC – 4th September 2018

CHRISTCHURCH 0
BROCKENHURST 4

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Christchurch were on top for the first 10 minutes of this Sydenhams Wessex League game, but shots by James King and Scott Joyce were just wide of the goal. Pressure by Brockenhurst then resulted in a shot cleared by Brad Cherrett, but the rebound was sent wide of Max Frampton into the net to make the score 0-1 after 13 minutes. A header by Billy Walker was just wide of the goal and a shot by Max Willcock was just over the bar. Towards the end of the half, a through ball to the Brockenhurst centre forward was sent wide of Max Frampton into goal and 2 minutes later, James Thomson again beat Max to complete his hat-trick, to give a half-time score of Christchurch 0 Brockenhurst 3.

Five minutes into the second half, Brockenhurst scored a fourth goal with another shot wide of Max Frampton into the net. Christchurch rallied and a shot by Marcus Cullen was headed out for a corner with the resulting shot saved by the Brockenhurst goalkeeper. Brockenhurst then had a shot saved by Max and a header from Scott Joyce went just over the bar. There followed a series of substitutions and a flurry of yellow cards but nothing else of note during the second half, with the final score being Christchurch 0 and Brockenhurst 4.

Christchurch – Frampton, Wright, Cole J (Cole L 64), Cormack, Cherrett, Cullen, Kirkham, Walker (Swann 58), Joyce, Wilcock, King (Satterley B 58). Unused subs – Yelland, Zanin

Christchurch FC v Folland Sports – 31st August 2018

CHRISTCHURCH 3
FOLLAND SPORTS 0

Buildbase FA Vase, First Round Qualifying

Friday 31 August 2018

Christchurch got off to the best possible start with a goal after 4 minutes, when a back heel by Luke Stone was volleyed into the net by MAX WILLCOCK. The Follands goalkeeper than made several fine saves, with the post also keeping the scoreline down to 1-0 until shortly before half-time. Good work down the right by Luke Stone led to a corner, which was headed by Grant Cormack onto LUKE STONE who, in turn, headed the ball into the net to give a well-deserved score of 2-0 at the break.

Christchurch could have increased their lead several times during the second half with Harvey Wright, Luke Stone, Scott Joyce and Marcus Cullen all having goal-bound shots either saved or going narrowly wide. At the other end, Max Frampton was alert to deal with rare attacks by Follands. Christchurch finally scored the goal they deserved in the last minute of normal time, when approach work by Marcus Cullen and James King was converted by LUKE STONE for his second goal of the evening, having already been announced as the Christchurch Man of the Match!

With the draw already having been made for both Qualifying Rounds, all eyes turned to Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon, as Christchurch had been drawn away in the Second Round Qualifying to the winners of the match between Bournemouth Poppies and Bristol Telephones. As Poppies ran out winners of that tie 8-0, we have the short journey to Victoria Park on Saturday 15 September to look forward to rather than a coach trip to Bristol!

Petersfield Town v Christchurch FC – 28th August 2018

After 90 minutes
PETERSFIELD TOWN 1
CHRISTCHURCH 1

(Petersfield won 5-4 on penalties)

Tuesday 28 August 2018

Both teams had chances during the first half of this Sydenhams Wessex League Cup-tie, but good work by both goalkeepers and poor finishing kept the scores level until the half-hour mark, when a reaction save by Jake Poynter in the Christchurch goal kept Petersfield at bay, only to be beaten by the rebound to make the score 1-0 at half-time. Christchurch had a penalty claim rejected soon after the start of the second half before Petersfield were unlucky not to increase their lead when a shot from outside the penalty area rebounded from the inside of the far post. Christchurch levelled after just over an hour’s play when a corner from James King was headed into goal by KIEREN DOUGLAS. Both goalkeepers then pulled off brilliant saves from point blank range in quick succession, but the score remained 1-1 after 90 minutes. Despite two superb saves by Jake Poynter in the penalty shoot-out, his colleagues could not capitalized and Petersfield ran out winners 5-4.

Christchurch FC v Alresford Town – 25th August 2018

CHRISTCHURCH 1
ALRESFORD TOWN 2

Saturday 25 August 2018

The first half was largely uneventful with both defences and goalkeepers well in control and dealing effectively with potential attacks from both sides leading to a 0-0 scoreline at half-time. This pattern continued in the second half until Alresford took the lead after 73 minutes when a shot from Alresford was tipped round the post by Max Frampton, who then saved again from the resultant corner but the rebound was headed in. Into stoppage time and a shot from BILLY WALKER from 25 yards out found its way into the top corner of the net. Christchurch celebrations were premature, however, as Alresford regained the lead after 95 minutes with a shot that took two deflections, leaving Max Frampton helpless and the final score 1-2.

Christchurch FC v New Milton Town – 21st August 2018

CHRISTCHURCH 3
NEW MILTON TOWN 1

Tuesday 21 August 2018
Hampshire FA Saturday Senior Cup sponsored by BSA Regal

After a bright start by New Milton, Christchurch took the lead on 13 minutes with a well taken free kick by JORDAN COLE from 20 yards out which gave the New Milton goalkeeper no chance. It was end to end during the first half with both teams having chances, but the goalkeepers were up to the task and the half ended with Christchurch hanging on to their slender lead.

Shortly after the restart, SCOTT JOYCE went clean through on goal and guided the ball past the New Milton goalkeeper and just inside the post to give Christchurch a 2-0 lead. Following substitutions by both sides, Christchurch went further ahead midway through the second half, when LUKE STONE cleverly beat two opponents and shot past the goalkeeper to make the score 3-0. A few minutes later, New Milton pulled a goal back, when the Christchurch defence were left exposed to pace down the wing. Shortly afterwards New Milton failed to clear their lines, but Nick Swann’s shot was just wide.

Both sides had further chances during the latter stages of the game, but again, as in the first half, both goalkeepers managed to keep the attacks at bay. Into stoppage time and New Milton were reduced to 10 men when Callum Lee received a second yellow card, but there was no further scoring, so Christchurch ran out worthy winners at 3-1 and now face a home tie in the next round against Southampton FC Under 23 at a date to be arranged.

Christchurch – Poynter, Wright (Yelland 66), Cole L, Cherrett, Cormack, Walker, Swann, Satterley B, Joyce (c) (Stone 61), Satterley J, Cole J (King J 61). Unused subs – Cooper, Douglas
Man of the Match – Jack Satterley