Stung by Wasps

Posted: February 18th, 2012 by Andreas

Chalfont Wasps 3 – Penn & Tylers Green FC 0

Penn & Tylers Green FC decided not to defend in the first 15 minutes. This ultimately cost us the game. Poor marking and indecisive goalkeeping from a free kick after a good cross gave Chalfont Wasps a free header and we were one nil down. The boys responded well by playing good football and good ball sent Owen Hunte-Millington through but he scuffs his shot across goal.

Action in the Chilterns

A good through ball sent their striker clean through and a great finish into the bottom left corner made it two nil to the home side after eight minutes. This effectively decided the game. However, we have to give credit to the boys they kept plugging away.

A good corner from Chris Hurst saw Jack Dean rise above the keeper but the header went just over the bar. Shortly after that another great ball sends Chris Hurst through. A better option would have been to square the ball, instead the shot near the post went wide. The final nail in the coffin close to the half time whistle came when Penn & Tylers Green FC missed a clearance and their forward had an easy tap in to make it three nil to the home side.

You cannot come back from that. Yet in the second half Penn & Tylers Green FC carried on to play good football and in terms of

Dan Arnett - Missing in defence

possession outpointed Chalfont Wasp, but they were three nil up and that is all that counts. Apart from one good save by Matt Cannings Penn & Tylers Green FC played all the football. All substitutes were used with Tomas Abreu, Jamie Williams-Richardson and Liam Ratcliffe coming on in the second half and although they played well we just could not find the net.

The second half ended nil each. Defending needs to happen for 90 minutes or it can get cost you the game. Chalfont Wasps took their chances and thus deserved to win the game. We are now looking forward to an improved performance against our rivals from Chinnor who will travel to us from across the Chilterns next Saturday.

Man of the match: Nathan Quantrill

Match report by Conor Latta and Andreas Latta