Away to Rayne this week and a chance to see how we are developing, as Rayne always play good passing football.
Starting with Angus in goal, Cullen, Will, Henry and Jess, we started well. In addition we had teh full squad as Josh, Joe, Bastien & Maksim were our subs. On teh bigger pitch our Vikings were looking to pass and after some early play, William slotted home nicely following a great pass from Cullen. Cullen again linked up and made some lovely passes to William although it didnt result in a goal through some good defending.
Losing a penalty, Rayne were back in the game and we had to step up again, which we did. Cullen had one of his special shots saved and then William repayed the favour to Cullen passing for him to get sight on goal, which put us back in the lead as Cullen made no mistake. Subs being on saw some changes and the pressure on, Bastien doing his trademark dribbles, which at times are unstoppable. Josh was getting in the thick of it and Joe also, drifting out wide and unfortunate not to score after a lovely run and shot.
Maksim, our cool finisher, got us another goal and eased thr pressure, finishing with a nice sidefoot shot. More action saw Joe make 2 efforts, although both saved well which was a shame for Joe. Second half saw Joe in goal. Jess got a nice break and went in on goal, just being denied by the defender shutting her down although was nearly there for a goal. Cullen got a good cross in for Will and resulted in Maksim hitting the post. Rayne pulled one back and the finish was tense with the ball in play and up and down the pitch.
Near the end, our pressure showed and Will had a lovely shot come back off the post, and Maksim followed up as a predator to get his second of the game which took the pressure off. Great game and all enjoyed.