Bright start to 2017
By Andrew Knaggs
Bloxham shine on a dull day
Bloxham travelled to Brackley athletic for their first match of 2017.
All the players were ready to get going after not playing for 2 weeks due to the christmas festivities.
As the game kicked it off it didn't take long for bloxham to take control and were passing it round really well.
Bloxham made a number of chances but couldn't get the goal.
As the first half went on was it it going to be one of those games where possession was not going to lead to a goal?
Well no need to worry as Bloxham got the breakthrough as Taylor passed to Kajuis who scored 0-1.
Brackley were struggling to get control of the ball with Alfie smith closing the brackley players down forcing them to make mistakes and for Bloxham to regain possession and attack.
The football Bloxham played was great the passed it about with ease and were looking for each other and it was with that good awareness that got Bloxham their 2nd goal when Alfie p did a one two with Taylor,which lead to kajius receiving the ball who saw Ryan on the left and switched the play with a really good pass Ryan controlled the ball well beat one player and hit it past the keeper 0-2.
Half time 0-2
Second half was like the first with Bloxham dominating and with all the possession Bloxham scored when Alfie s passed the ball to taylor who was in space and ran towards goal to score 0-3.
It was all Bloxham and Rylie saw Ed in space and did a lovely pass to him and Ed went past 2 players and buried it to make it 0-4.
For the 5th goal it was Rylie who set it up with a pass to Alfie s who calmly knocked it past the keeper 0-5.
Brackley had 2 efforts at goal but nothing that caused Max to worry about.
But the goal of the match and maybe season when Alfie s controlled the ball in midfield and from about 25 yards out hit it and it went over the top of the keeper and into the back of the net 0-6
Final score 6-0
Review:Bloxham played really the Defence was solid with max,Alfie p and matthew not allowing anything past them.
The midfield was passing the ball well and winning there tackles And Taylor up front closing down players.
The only thing that i could complain about was communication and not enough calling for the ball but apart from that a really good performance by everyone.
Had little to do during the match but stayed alert and made 2 saves when called upon and was rewarded with a clean sheet.
The second match was like the first with Bloxham dominating and creating a lot of chances and playing some real good football.
with Kajuis creating 2 assists from the left wing with one setting up Rylie and the second setting up Alfie p.
Ed got in on the act making a solo run and scoring to make the final score 0-3.
Made 2 assists and was a handful for brackley down that left wing.