This week we visited bottom of the table Weald Wolves. On a miserable day for football weather wise and coupled with the pretty awful pitch at Tonbridge Farm which had undersize goals and large tufts of grass all over it, which I was informed was where dogs had messed on the pitch, which in turn had fertilised that patch and improved the grass growth, it was always going to be a tricky afternoon.
Our attitude from the off wasn’t the best, and we got off to a laboured start. This continued for most of the first half with only a few glimpses of any decent football. This came when we actually kept the ball on the deck and moved it quickly. Our opening goal came via new signing this season, Martin Goldsmith. A corner was cleared only to the edge of the box and Martin firmly side footed home. Martin has looked a good signing and has stiffened up our defence.
Half time 0-1.
The second half was a marginally better performance, and it was a relief when Jay Donoghue’s shot was only parried by their goalie to Brad Moon, who finished from close range. Alun Evans then netted after being fed with a delightful through ball from young Connor Knight. Connor is settling in to adult football well now, and is certainly one to watch as he will move up through the sides in the future. The scoring was completed by Elliot Moon, who is a goal a game at the mo. Although he wasn’t at his best today he did hit a wonderfully crisp strike across the keeper to make it 4-0.
So a potentially awkward fixture safely negotiated, and now our focus can turn the cup fixtures we have over the next two weeks.