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Sandy 1st Team: Match Report v Meltis Albion

Competition League - Division 1
Result Meltis Albion 3-1 Sandy 1st Team
Date Wednesday 15 April 2009
Kick Off 6.15pm

Match Report

Sandy's winning run came to an end against top of the table Meltis following a poor display. Due to the evening kick off Sandy were already short of some key players, but felt that they still had a good chance to take something from the game.

Meltis started brightly and were 1 - 0 up after fifteen minutes thanks to a goal from their top scorer Scott Alleyne. This lead was doubled mid way through the first half from a corner that was deflected in at the front post by an unmarked Meltis player.

This second goal seemed to lead to a period of pressure for Sandy, as Jamie Scotcher won a free kick just outside the box. Ben Stocker took the kick and it crashed against the underside of the bar and away to safety beating the Meltis keeper all ends up. Sandy then had a couple of chances from corners as first Shane Wheatley and then James Starling headed wide after they had found space.

Sandy tried to lift their game at the start of the second half, but were continually being caught on the counter attack as they pushed forward. Only good goalkeeping from Darren Wheatley and strong defending from Andrew Wren and Phil Beall kept Meltis at bay. Finally Sandy's second half resistance was broken as Meltis broke... the first time shot was deflected by both Andrew Wren and Darren Wheatley but fell kindly to a Meltis player for a tap in.

 It should have been 3 - 1 shortly after, but Ian Hammett missed with a header from six yards after a free kick had been accidently flicked on by the Meltis right back. Sandy were finally rewarded for their pressure 8 minutes from time when a Jamie Scotcher corner was flicked on by Phil Cooper at the near post to creep over the line.

Sandy were disappointed with the result, but must now lift themselves for the crunch relegation clash with Elstow this coming weekend. 

Match Stats

Starting Line-up:

4. Mark Jennings (6)
5. Andrew Wren (7)
9. Ian Hammett (6)
11. Craig Baker (6)
12. Steve Jakes (6)
17. Phil Beall (7)
34. Darren Wheatley (7)
37. Jamie Scotcher (6)

Subs:

38. Alex Baker (6)

Goal Scorers:

Assists:

1 x Jamie Scotcher

Man of the Match:

34. Darren Wheatley

Booked:

37. Jamie Scotcher

 

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