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Allendale v Christchurch Reserves MA Hart Pickford Cup Saturday 25th October 2014

M A HART PICKFORD CUP

ALLENDALE v CHRISTCHURCH RESERVES

MATCH RESULT: 2 – 1

GOAL SCORER: STANLEY ELAD

1. Charles Osei-Bonsu
2. Matthew Millar
3. Zachary Williams
4. Jack Goodship
5. Gareth Cobb
6. Raul Pita
7. Luke Horton
8. Mooaied Alayon
9. Ricardo Da Silva
10. Alper Balkaya
11. Sammy Glatzel

Subs:

12. Stanley Elad
14. Lawrence Larty

A great day for football on a large well kept pitch. Well done Wimborne council! We made a slow start which is becoming a nasty habit and conceded after about five minutes through not being switched on early enough. Both teams played some attractive football but passes going astray didn’t help the cause. After about fifteen minutes the play was definitely moving down the pitch towards Allendale’s goal and some indifferent shooting led to some shots on target and some right out of the rec! However, after Stanley came on for the injured Balkaya we had a bit more power up front and caused them problems. However, we let a second goal in after being in charge of the situation outside our own box on the stroke of half time.

The second half was a frustrating affair with a lot of people appealing and regular amounts of time wasting from our opponents to set up a bitty broken second half. Allendale’s goalkeeper made a great save from Stanley and a few minutes later we hit the bar. Some heavy challenges from both sides were going in later on in the game and some strange decisions from the referee didn’t help matters. However Church dug deep and took the game to Allendale when possible and big Stan ran on to a through ball and lashed it in to the net from 12 yards with 13 minutes to play. It was game on now, but most of the rest of the game was spent waiting for their keeper to take goal kicks!!!

If only we had played the first 30 minutes like the last it may well have been a different story. Well done to Allendale who were an older stronger team and good luck in the next round.

Good performances from Charles, Jack Goodship and Gareth Cobb in defence, Mo worked hard in midfield with Laurence and Ricky and Luke Horton came right in to the game from out wide in the second half. Good Debut from Raul Pita who promises a lot more from today’s showing.

Mark

Christchurch Reserves v Westover Bournemouth Reserves Saturday 18th October 2014

M A HART POOLE BAY CHALLENGE CUP

CHRISTCHURCH v WESTOVER BOURNEMOUTH RESERVES

MATCH RESULT: 4 – 1

GOAL SCORERS: RICARDO DA SILVA, MOOAIED ALAYON (2), MARK CURTIS

1. Mark Lowe
2. Mark Curtis
3. Lee Hodder (captain)
4. Zachary Williams
5. Matt Millar
6. Kingsleigh Nakpodia
7. William Ohameje
8. Lawrence Larty
9. Ibrahim Mohamed
10. Ricardo Da Silva
11. Mooaied Alayon

Subs:
12. Desmond Egharevba

Another lovely day for football at Hurn Bridge on a well prepared surface. With three players being promoted to the first team including our top scorer we had to juggle around and fielded a mostly young attacking team full of promise. The whole game was played in a similar pattern with Christchurch dominating possession and when not in possession winning the ball back quickly either through good pressing or poor passing from Westover. Church took the lead with a wonder strike from Da Silva cutting in from the left and unleashing a terrific shot in to the roof of the net. However despite our territorial domination we failed to shoot enough when presented with opportunities and overplayed around the penalty area looking for the perfect goal. Westover continued to play with spirit though and were rewarded with a penalty that was mighty close to the edge of the area. It was well dispatched in to the corner to level things up.

The second half started well with a thunderous free kick being driven by Mo Alayon across the goal. The style of play that is trying to be introduced involves attacking full backs and today was the perfect day to practice this with the amount of space allowed. The third goal was a magnificent overlap from Mark Curtis who drove in to space and firmly chipped the ball over the keeper from 25 yards. A fourth was added by Alayon with another edge of the area shot in to the centre of the goal. After the fourth we let the pace drop and didn’t harry our opponents as much and they did have a couple of chances. Overall a steady performance with good defensive shape but we mustn’t be so profligate in front of goal. No one had a bad game today so all the players should be proud of themselves.

Will we face better teams? Undoubtedly. However we did retain the ball better and and make better decisions in defence so let’s see what next week brings.

Mark

Sway v Christchurch Saturday 11th October 2014

BOURNEMOUTH HAYWARD SATURDAY PREMIER LEAGUE

SWAY v CHRISTCHURCH

MATCH RESULT: 1 – 2

GOAL SCORERS: STANLEY ELAD, IBRAHIM MOHAMMED

A perfect day for football at Jubilee field on a well prepared and wide pitch. The lads could have started a bit quicker and been a bit more switched on as Sway had a couple of decent chances early on as the game settled down. Sway took the lead, after about ten minutes as Church had to contend with losing Captain Lee Hodder that morning to injury, Central midfielder Glatzel to a midweek injury and Centre Forward Moreno to illness. So quite an upheaval from the previous week.

We always looked dangerous going forward but there wasn’t much solid defensive midfield work after losing the ball. Saying that Sway’s goalkeeper was excellent and denied Church and in particular Elad on numerous occasions. Sway had a penalty given after Williams, on his debut, tripped the Sway forward in the box. Here was a turning point when the kick hit the top of the bar and went out for a goal kick. Shortly afterwards a magnificent save from Charles Osei-Bonsu led to the game being stopped for over five minutes whilst Charles was treated for head and shoulder injuries after colliding with the post.

The second half was a different story as the players had been told that you cannot win a game without hard work. Alayon came on at half time and shortly after Luke Horton joined him in midfield. This was now a far more aggressive Church and the game was turning in our favour with real commitment shown. First Elad equalised in the far corner and a few minutes later Ibrahim hit a fine shot in to the top corner over the keeper. Church defended a bit deeper and more compact and broke well repeatedly in the second half. Once the game had gone to 1-2 in our favour, things got a bit chippy and more than a few cards were issued, mostly to our opposition.

Well done lads as we played some good football and really competed in the second half. Mark Curtis and Gareth Cobb had their best games this season and Ibrahim, Elad, Nakpodia and Ohamaje really put in a shift. Thomas Adams came on late on for his first game for the reserves from the youth set up and performed well.

SQUAD:
Charles Osei-Bonsu, Mark Curtis, Gareth Cobb, Zach Williams, Matt Millar, Kingsley Nakpodia, Michael Wilgoss, William Ohamaje, Ibrahim Mohammed, Stanley Elad, Michael Wilgoss – subs used Luke Horton, Thomas Adams, Mo Alayed,

Mark

Christchurch v Wey Valley Saturday 4th October 2014

HAMPSHIRE INTERMEDIATE CUP F1RST ROUND

CHRISTCHURCH v WEY VALLEY

MATCH RESULT: 6 – 3

GOAL SCORERS: JACK GOODSHIP, STANLEY ELAD (3), MICHAEL WILGOSS, ANTONIO MORENO,

The team made a good start and scored from a corner after just two minutes courtesy of Jack Goodship being alert. I am sure that this relaxed the players to the point of not pressing home their advantage as Wey Valley were there for the taking. Some lax defending saw Valley equalise about half way through the half. Both teams had chances but Charles made some heroic agile saves to keep Church from conceding a couple of good chances to our opponents. Despite the bulk of the game being played on the attack Church found themselves 1-2 down in injury time after some poor defensive decision making and another breakaway goal for the visitors.

The second half started better and after two minutes Stanley rolled the ball in to the far corner off the post to equalise. Once again the bulk of the game was being played out in Valley’s half as Church looked to push home territorial advantage, however Valley took the lead again after possibly the worst bit of “your ball”,” no your ball” between the defence and GK led to the Valley number ten being presented with the ball in front of our goal unimpeded to tap in.

Church were working harder now but also smarter as a better passing game emerged and simpler football combined with switching play regularly stretched the opposition. Antonio raced on to a through ball and lobbed the keeper to equalise and Stanley did the same as spaces appeared in the middle of Valley’s defence. It was a sight to behold as super powerful Stanley flew through the air like humming bird to head Lawrence’s cross and put the game out of reach at 5-3. Church were on fire now and despite a missed penalty Wilgoss moved up the field from a good performance at full back to slot home the sixth.

The second half was a real improvement but we’ll play better and lose. Good performances though from Hodder, Goodship, Charles, Stanley and Lawrence. Horton was good out wide and Cobb and Glatzel were combative in the centre of MF. A step in the right direction.

Charles Osei-Bonsu, Michael Wilgoss, Jack Goodship, Lee Hodder, Gareth Cobb, Antonio Moreno, Ibrahim Mohamed, Lawrence Larty, Stanley Elad, Luke Horton, Sammy Glatzel

Mark

Christchurch v Westover Bournemouth Saturday 13th September 2014

BOURENMOUTH HAYWARD SATURDAY LEAGUE (PREMIER)

CHRISTCHURCH v WESTOVER BOURNEMOUTH

MATCH RESULT: 1 – 4

GOAL SCORER: WILLIAM OHAMEJE

1. CONNOR WAY
2. MARK CURTIS
3. GARETH COBB
4. JACK GOODSHIP
5. KINGSLEIGH NAKPODIA
6. JACK HOMAN
7. ALEX SALAZAAR
8. LAWRENCE LARTY
9. RICARDO DA SILVA
10. WILLIAM OHAMEJE
11. DESMOND EGHAREVBA

SUB:

12. IBRAHIM MOHAMED

It wasn’t the best initial five minutes of any game, with Kingsleigh playing as an adapted full back and the back four still trying to find their shape. The first opportunity was for Westover when after six minutes their number nine produced a nice low cross for their striker to hit it with quality but too much accuracy sending the ball to the left post of Connor Way.

But from that moment we started to pass the ball better and it was on nine minutes when Jack Homan received a pass from Lawrence on the edge of the 18 yard box to strike a “missile” to the right bottom corner, however, the Westover goalkeeper was equal to it deflecting the ball to the side, credit to the goalie making such spectacular save. Three minutes later, it was the Westover number seven striking from the 18 yard box with Connor Way diving and also making a spectacular save. In the 20th minute, William made a pass to Desmond on the right hand side of the 18 yard box to shoot and made the goalkeeper produce a save with his right foot, whilst with nearly 30 minutes gone, Westover took a corner that saw their number 11 heading the ball for another good save from Connor Way slapping the ball over the bar for another corner. With 40 minutes on the clock William managed to tackle and retrieve a ball in the midfield passing it to Desmond and both created a 2 v 1 situation with Westover’s last defender, unfortunately Desmond could not find the right pass and just knocked the ball towards the goal line, it was probably the most clear chance to open the score in the first half. If you don’t get your chances be ready to be penalised by the opposition!!

Very even first half with both teams having good chances to open the score.

Second half started with a Westover team showing more desire to open the score line. Our lack of work, concentration and discipline led to Westover taking advantage to score, it was 60 minutes of the second half when a late recovery from Kingsleigh allowed the Westover forward player to pick a pass in the inside area of the 18 yard box to shoot right in the middle of the top goal giving the goalkeeper no chance. Five minutes after the opening goal, the second goal for Westover arrived when after combination play and with the ball bouncing back from Lawrence it let the Westover player to shoot from the edge of the 18 yard box.
Seventy minutes on the clock and it became 3 – 0 with a cross-shot from their number four with their striker hitting the target inside of the six yard box.

Two minutes after the third goal a bad clearance from the Westover’s goalie allowed Ricardo to pick the ball and in a 1 v 1 situation to dribble around the goalie and provide a square pass to William to make it 3-1. With 74 minutes on the clock we appeared to make it 3-2 when Ibrahim placed a through pass to William who scored, unfortunately a dubious decision from the linesman meant that the referee did not give the goal. In the 80th minute, Ibrahim with a shot from the corner of the 18 yard box saw the ball hit the post and with William following up from the rebound, the Westover goalie defended with his feet to save.
With five minutes to go, a cross from the right hand side saw the Westover player inside the 18 yard box score with a great volley and sealed the score at 4-1.

Still a lot to do but it was a better performance today so the team will get where we want but we have to patient.

Christchurch v Hamworthy Recreation Saturday 6th September 2014

BOURNEMOUTH HAYWARD SATURDAY LEAGUE (PREMIER)

CHRISTCHURCH v HAMWORTHY RECREATION

MATCH RESULT: 0 – 9

1. CONNOR WAY
2. MARK CURTIS
3. MICHAEL WILGOSS
4. ALEX SALAZAAR
5. KINGSLEY NAKPODIA
6. SAMMY GLATZEL
7. WILLIAM OHAMEJEE
8. RICARDO SILVA
9. JACK GOODSHIP
10. CHRIS NAPOLITANO
11. IBRAHIM MOHAMED

Sub:

12. ALPER BALKAYA

Nightmares at Hurn Bridge, I was predicting a not very nice start for the reserves but never with such a score, pre-season hasn’t been the best, new players have arrived to re-build the team, but they will have to learn quickly that this is a completely different level, and if they don’t know how to be discipline on the pitch by following very simple but specific instructions then we will have to go back to basics. There is loads of work to do! The shape was all over the place, instructions given previous to the match were not followed at all and that was the most difficult part to take.

First half:

With two minutes on the clock one of the very rare positive signs came up with Connor Way taking the goal kick and playing out from the back. My question is why not the consistency and the belief to keep playing the same way when the opportunity arises, of course!

However after three minutes on the clock, from a corner I could see that it was going to be the longest game of our life, the lack of concentration and the simple instruction given in the changing room to mark man for man that never took place was the first sign.

It didn’t take too long for the first goal to come, from a dubious free kick awarded to Hamworthy with seven minutes in the clock. Right hand side in-swing cross for Hamworthy and a free header to the right hand side of Connor.

Second goal came with 11 minutes from a lost ball in the midfield by Kingsleigh, and a long ball over our shapeless defence with the Hamworthy striker running in between the defence getting the ball and placing it in the back of the net.

Third goal came on the 28th minute from a free kick in the 18 yard box taken by Hamworthy goalkeeper which landed in our 18 yard box with their striker picking it and chipping it over Connor Way.

Fourth goal came on the 35th minute from a corner again with a free header for Hamworthy.

5th goal conceded on the 42nd minute, after a cross and bad clearance by our defence left the ball on the edge of the 18 yard box and a first time shot right through the middle of the goal and in the back of the net.

Second half:

It was only four minutes of the second half when the 6th goal came from a corner again and 9 minutes when from a quick free kick taken by the Hamworthy player landed in the right hand side of our six yard box for the Hamworthy striker to net with a volley and scoring their 7th goal.

The 8th goal came from a shot from the outside of the 18 yard box bouncing off Alex Salazar and ending in the back of the net.

With five minutes to go and a shot from the outside of the 18 yard box sealed the 9th and last goal.

Poor performance from most of the team and loads of work to do, fitness is down and development for this new players required ASAP.