Eagles away at Oxshott Royals
Game played at Surrey Universities 3G
Oxshott Royals 1 Bedfont Eagles 1
Eagles would test the strength of their squad as plenty of injuries & un-availability meant that only 13 boys were available. This included 2 subs, 1 carrying a knock & the other still trying to get to the venue. Bedfont started brightly & were causing Oxshott plenty of problems. The change in personnel & their unfamiliar starting positions, didn't seem to hamper the boys football & for the 1st 20 minutes had the majority of the play & could of possibly taken the lead. We didn't & from Oxshott's 1st attack they scored. Bedfont switched off at a throw in & when the cross came in, their player was unmarked & volleyed into the corner of the net. The team carried on applying the pressure & Ryan was unlucky not to equalise as his shot smacked the crossbar & Oxshott cleared the danger, but we were not to be kept out for long as Mik hit an absolute screamer into the top corner to get us back to parity.
Half time team talk was easy, carry on enjoying it & keep the work rate up!!
We were now against the wind, which seemed to have picked up more. Oxshott to be fair were getting more & more into the game & came close to taking the lead, when their attacker was free to head goal bound. Daniel reacted smartly & pushed the ball over the bar. Eagles were still causing problems of their own & on numerous occasions were just 1 pass from getting in 1 on 1 with their keeper. Kiaro had to be at his best to sweep up the danger that Oxshott were now creating & his footballing brain out smarted their attack on at least 3 attacks. Daniel had to back peddle & tip the ball over the bar from a free kick & also palm 1 around the post to keep the scores level. Kyle had a great chance to nick the 3 points, but couldn't manage to get his shot on target.
All in all a very satisfying result & shows what quality we have in depth in this squad!
P.s. Chairman get well soon!!!!