The mighty Phowars, pumped up by a 9-0 win last week, travelled to Chapletown to take on their 3s. We knew this would be one of our most difficult fixtures, but a must win if we are going to win the league and gain promotion.
The game started off with some slick passing from Chapletown, showing why they are right up at the top of the table. Chances came and went for them in the first 10 minutes, drawing saves from the ever reliable Milesy. Once we settled down and got our passing game going, it was clear that the game was a battle of the midfields. Crocker kept us moving from the back (except from when he cracked a 20 yard ball straight into Phelps’ thigh) with some excellent movement from Matt brown down the wings. The first half ended 0-0 with a handful of chances for each team but with no success.
After a rousing team talk the Phowars came out in the second half and showed why we are the top of the league. The intensity of our game stepped up and we had Chapletown on the back foot from the push back. The pressure was been applied up top by Allan and Charlie, whilst all wide options were been covered by the cannon and Matt. It was only a matter of time before we broke the deadlock! After winning a succession of short corners and Luke getting the ball in the back of the net (the whistle had already gone) Charlie stepped up to the plate and slotted home the only goal of the game.
I would say that the last 5 minutes of the game consisted of us defending like Newcastle did against Chelsea as we ground out the win.
A fantastic team performance of fitness and skill. Onwards and upwards to this week when we take on Worksop in the clash of the titans game.