Sandy 1st Team: Match Report v Goldington

Competition Friendly
Result Sandy 1st Team 3-1 Goldington
Date Saturday 24 August 2013
Kick Off 2.30pm

Match Report

After yet another solid performance from Sandy 1st team under Barry Morris. Sandy came through a difficult first half to eventually come out 3-1 winners against last years Division 2 champions Goldington. Sandy took the lead after some good old fashioned grit and determination from Johnny Startford as he closed down the keeper who buckled under the pressure and made a mistake to allow Johnny an easy tap in from a few yards out. Goldington did come back to equalise after a nice flick and volley from the Goldington striker which caught out the Sandy defence. However after half time it was a very different story as Goldington changed goalie and from then on Sandy dominated the rest of the game, the second goal a long shot from Ryan which the stand in goalie failed to dive for and it flicked in off the bottom of the far post. The third goal also came from some horrific defending as Johnny was played through with ease and then had the option to square it to Ralph or shoot and he cooly slotted the ball past the keeper who tried to anticipate the square ball to Ralph which then left Johnny an easy finish.

Some serious questions are now being raised by the fans and players about Mark Pallister after he was seen at a MCFLY(!!!) concert instead of inbetween the Sandy sticks, he also made the claim that Sandy were now selling purple club tape but when players asked Colin there was no sign of any! Luckily Sandy may not need to worry as they have a new number 1 contender as Jack Diemer the U18s keeper made a very solid debut for the 1st team.

Sandy are now looking to maintain their unbeaten preseason in their final friendly against Lidlington on Wednesday. They will then hope to get their season off to a good start against Brickhill Tigers next Saturday.


The use of Match ratings and Motm's are still to be decided by Manager Barry Morris

Match Stats

Starting Line-up:

2. Peter Rogan (0)
3. Ryan Gregory (0)
4. Mark Jennings (0)
7. Ryan Burgess (0)
8. Adam Grimshaw (0)
8. Tom Mcghee (0)
10. Jonny Stratford (0)
13. Nathan Morris (0)
17. Phil Beall (0)
19. Ralph (0)
33. Jack Diemer (0)


11. Tom Burton (-)
16. David Gill (-)

Goal Scorers:

2 x Jonny Stratford
1 x Ryan Gregory



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