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First Team vs Welling Town

Match Date: 17 August 2019
Score: 1-3

By Allan Hefferon

This result was to be a particularly
disappointing one for the home side after some promising recent performances.
Certainly during the early stages it was they who started the brightest with
early efforts from both Mickey Dalton and James Bessey-Salesman forcing saves
by away goalkeeper Jack Moore.  However
they really should have gone ahead after a Bessey run and cross was sent over
the bar by the incoming Emmanuel Olunasemo from 6 yards out. The opener though, did finally arrive
after 19 minutes when Ryan Croucher, on the half way line, spotted goalkeeper
Moore some 10 yards off of his line and leaving him having to frantically back peddle
in his effort to stop the ball finding its way into the net. However the lead was to last just 4
minutes when a long clearance over the top, with some suggestion of offside
found Adam O’Neil who was allowed to run on and lob the ball over home
goalkeeper Ethan Collen and into the net.Things though we're to get worse for
Bearsted as their back line were to once more caught in the headlights in
similar fashion and for Elyon Marshall Katung to
lob the ball past a slightly hesitant Collen.

after the half time break so things could have got even worse for the Bears
when Tijani Eshilokin found room on the right to send Katung in on goal only
for him to send his effort over the bar. As the half was to progress so the
tempo remained much the same and after 63 minutes the game was to pretty well
sewn up when the Bear's back line was once more breached by a ball from deep which
was seized upon by Joel Thompson to run on and score. Although the hosts were
to mount a late assault winning a series of corners, during which time saw
great chances headed over by Lekan
and Ryan Croucher, it really became apparent that it was not to be their day.


Team;             Ethan Collen, S.Adams,
S.Flisher, L.Majayebe,C.McCarthey, R.Croucher M.Dalton(J.Rogers J.Besse
Salbahma(D.Baranowski) L.Burdon(M.garner) E.Olunasemo L.Scarlat


Subs;              K.McFarane,J.Ladlow