Sandy Reserves: Match Report v Wootton Village

Competition League - Division 4
Result Sandy Reserves 2-2 Wootton Village
Date Saturday 10 November 2012
Kick Off 2.00pm

Match Report

Wootton were only three points above Sandy before the game and the Lads knew this was a good chance to get some points. A few changes to the line up with Tony going back to 4-4-2 with Dora joining Jonnie up front with Dennis and Stratton occupying the wings and Geers making his debut in goal.

The game started and both teams were attacking in numbers. Wootton were using the pace they had with their right winger who was causing havoc for Gipson and Dennis. Jonnie and Dora were making good runs with Webby,Stratton and Gregory supplying good through balls. The first real chance came to Sandy when Dora was played through but put his chance wide. Wootton then took the lead against the run of the play when the ball came in and the striker scored with ease. Geers was making some fantastic saves in goal and his distribution of the ball was quality. Jonnie and Dora continued to link up and Sandy were rewarded when a brilliant free kick from Webby was headed in by Jonnie.

The second half started and both teams were really going for goal and Sandy had another great chance when Shep put in a great cross with everyone missing the ball including the flapping goalkeeper and Dennis took a touch then fired his shot straight to the defender on the line. Again against the run of play Wootton scored making it 2-1. Sandy didn't give up with Webby,Gregory,Dora and Jonnie all linking up. Baines came on to replace Stratton and Webby pushed out wide. Shortly after Phil had to replace Geers as he had sustained a head injury. Sandy again pushed forward and when Dora took on the right back and got past him, the defender hacked Dora down and got himself booked. Late on in the game Sandy won a corner and as the ball came in Gregory connected but the ball was blocked and went out for another corner. The second corner was more controversial as when the ball came in Webby went down in the box and won a penalty. Jonnie stepped up and scored the penalty making it 2-2. A great performance from the reserves and a well earned point for them. Geers was awarded man of the match for his fantastic saves and having a great debut. 

Match Stats

Starting Line-up:

1. Ricky Geers (9)
3. Darren Gipson (8)
5. Peter Rogan (8)
8. Chris Gregory (8)
8. Scott Dora (8)
13. Reece Stratton (8)
21. Jonny Stratford (8)
50. John Sheppard (8)


20. Matt Baines (8)

Goal Scorers:

2 x Jonny Stratford


Man of the Match:

1. Ricky Geers


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