Penn & Tylers Green FC 1 – 2 Hungerford Town Reserves
Sorry, but there is not much to report today. It was a bad day at the office. The boys started like a house on fire and the first ten minutes it looked like when, not if, the first goal for the boys in the blue & white stripes was going to arrive. Well, it didn’t. Two good opportunities were squandered.
And then? I think our defence decided to watch the great airship – Graf Zeppelin Hindenburg (well in fact it was a smaller, less threatening version advertising a well-known brand of tyres) rather than the opposition and within five minutes we were two nil down. Someone in the crowd suggested that our Club President, Norman Rowe (who attended the game today) was involved in fighting the Zeppelin airship – at least this brought on a giggle or two. Our boys’ performance, however, did not produce any odes of joy up until then.
Half time 0:2
The second half started a bit better and it looked like the boys wanted to turn it around. Somehow, it was one of those days today. Yes we hit the bar, yes we came close a couple of times but we gave the ball away too easily today, making the opposition look good (to be fair to them, they battled hard and their number nine – Harry Goodster – and their number two – Jason Brizzell – had outstanding games).
The pressure appeared to pay off when Rino Sepede got a gaol back but we just could not raise our game any further. With us going forward and chasing the game we left gaps at the back and in the end Matt Cannings had to produce some good saves to keep us in contention.
This was a sort of performance which we just have to tick off, take on the chin, forget about and concentrate on the next task ahead in the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup against Slough Heating next Saturday.
Before anyone says anything, honest, it was not a German Airship and I had nothing to do with it.
Man of the match: Matt Cannings
Match report by Andreas Latta (Secretary)