Update 21 Ocr
A league game today against winless Churchdown Panthers Reds, We were a little short on numbers today and with Nathaniel going sick ( physically) just before KO we were down to just 11 players.
The first half was pretty even Churchdown taking the lead , then being awarded a penalty expertly saved by Oscar . A Glyn corner was brilliantly headed into the roof of the net from about 10 yards out by Owen, they took the lead again but a cross from Glyn on the right was bundled into the net by Hubert 2-2 at half time.
In the 2nd half we never really got going in midfield and Churchdown deservedly scored 2 goals to complete a 4-2 win , I was disappointed today because we were just outrun, nothing special just out running us in the middle of the park .Our defence played well but were just left with too much to do , excellent defending from Owen and Charlie and some outstanding saves from Oscar.
No training on Tuesday as its half term so see you all next Sunday for a home game v Lakeside
Update 14 Oct
A home cup game today against Div 2 table toppers Broadwell Magpies . This wae always going to be a tough one agaainst a strong inform team on a wet afternoon. Broadwell started strongly and got into a 2-0 lead with a freekick that crept in at the near post and a cross/shot that drifted over Oscar’s heaad , in the last 15 mins of the half we worked out what to do and started to press them high up the pitch with Leo playing particularly well , Harry put a header over and Luca hit a post but 0-2 at half time . In the second half we struggled a little with injuries and Broadwell were much stronger running out 7-0 winners . We showed in the 1st half we could match these guys but in the end they were deserved winners.
See you Tuesday
Update 7 Oct
A home league game today against GVR Chalford. So with lots of GFA cup matches today and no referee it was Paul who had the dubious pleaseure of reffing the game . The game started well and Chalford were the better team taking a deserved lead, we started to play some decent football and a nice passing move led to Luca playing a through ball for Owen to slot home, Leo creaated a great chance for himself but shot high and Chalford again pressed and scored just before half time 1-2 . In the 2nd half we started to take control creating a number chances and Kieron’s pass found Luke out wide for a great high finish into the net 2-2 . The only other incident occured following a corner to us , a bit of pushing led to a few punches being thrown and a booking for the Chalford centre back and Ollie . On the overall play we probably deserved to just about win but 2-2 not a bad result .
See you Tuesday
Update 30 Sep
A league game today against Swindon Village Bowmen at LKimg George V. It’s always a good gane aginst these guys , we always play decent football they are always pretty physical. In the first half we played really well , nice patterns in midfield and pace down the flanks however we couldn’t find the net so 0-0 at half time . In the 2nd half with the wind behind us and down hill we were quietly confident however the Bowmen were stronger and started to take control . A far post volley, a couple of cross shots and a long distance shot saw the Bowmen 4-0 winners . I think it was a little harsh we deserved something from our 1st half performance but didn’t take our chances. Thanks to Hubert for taking over in goal when Oscar was injured and some brilliant defending from Charlie.
See you Tuesday
Update 23 Sep
A game in the Cheltenham League Cup today against Charlton Rovers Blues. These guys play in Div 3 but have strengthened following the folding of their other team ( the Reds) so was never going to be an easy game and with only 11 players available on a wet windy and sometimes sunny day even tougher..The 1st half was pretty close with few chances but the game opened up in the 2nd half and Charlton Rovers created a few chances as we suffered from injuries to Nathaniel and Hubert . Nathaniel managed to carry on but with Hubert struggling it was time to swap keepers , so Hubert goes in and Oscar goes into midfield. In the last 15 mins we started to play quite well and created a few good chances with Owen and Kieron without finding the net so 0-0 at full time and as it’s a cup match straight to penalty shootout .Oscar back into goal and sadly I remember the sequence
1 Tom Scores , CR shot well saved to Oscar’s left. 2.Glyn precision pen hits post and out , CR Score, 3. Luke’s low pen well saved, CR score, 4 Leo scores, CR hit the bar and out, 5 Luca over the bar , CR over the bar. So into Sudden death 6 Owen Scores . CR Score . 7 Charlie scores, CR score, 8 Kieron scores , CR shot low to Oscar’s right well saved. So that was it into the next round 5-4 on Pens.
We weren’t at our best today but dug deep to get a good result , Well Done everyone , See you Tuesday
Update 18 Sep
Quick match report (Thanks Jonny.) Luca scored from corner with keeper flapping it into the net. Then they got cheap equaliser where we wern’t focused from a throw in. Then they went 2 -1 up with a 25 yard screamer into top corner. Owen scored from Glyn’s corner and then we had couple of chances to go in front, a goal mouth scramble from Owen after a nice move and a header from Kieron from a corner. But they hit us with a sucker punch, ball dropped nice to one of them from a cross and they scored. Final Score Cheltenham CS Reds 3 Clreeve Rovers 2
We deserved to win and everyone worked really hard and played nice football out from the back. No one panics on the ball no more