score line not the result
By Andrew Knaggs
score line does not out line the match
Bloxham played morton it what turned out to be a really good game of football by both teams.
morton kicked off and Bloxham were half asleep when within 25 secs morton had a chances which they finished with ease 0-1
Bloxham took center and tried to push forward but morton managed to keep them at bay.
with Bloxham piling the pressure it was morton who broke free and scored another 0-2.
one thing i have noticed this season is that there heads never drop when they go behind and Bloxham kept to their style of play passing and moving and they just grew and grew in confidence and started to dominate possession and were rewarded when Ryan took a player on down the left wing cut in and took a shot at goal the keeper saved it but parred it into the path of Alfie smith who smashed it into the roof of the net 1-2.
Bloxham were taking control and started to win there tackles and every time morton pushed forward Bloxham got there tackles in and got the ball especially Ellis who won 90% of his tackles and always passed it to a Bloxham player.
second half was a bit like the first morton started well but Bloxham took control and got an equalizer when ed got the ball and beat a player saw Alfie s in space and passed him the ball,Alfie controlled the pass and lashed it past the keeper 2-2.
Bloxham were really taking the game to morton who to be fare were struggling but Bloxham were playing with a bit to much confidence and started to lose a bit of concentration when a wayward pass from the defence went to a morton forward who ran at the Bloxham goal and smashed it past the keeper 2-3.
the confidence in the team was still high and the Bloxham players were doing tricks and little skill passes which was good to see.
Bloxham again made a error at the back when again they weren't aware of were the opposition was and passed it straight to a morton player who scored 2-4.
As Bloxham went for it and pushed more and more forward morton hit Bloxham on the counter attack when the morton player ran down the right wing the bloxham defenders didn't know if they should go to the player with the ball or stay with the free player and in the end the morton player cut in and rifled it past the keeper 2-5.
Bloxham kept attacking and were passing the ball well and making some good tackles and did not deserve to be 2-5 down as the score line showed.
Ryan had another shot at goal and it hit a morton players hand in the penalty box PENALTY.
Kaijus stepped up and smashed it into the roof of the net the keeper didn't stand a chance 3-5.
Bloxham could sense another come back and went for it but there keeper made some great saves and right in the last seconds of the match morton scored to make the final score 3-6.
MOM:Ellis was solid at the back getting his tackles in winning the ball and looking to pass the ball at every opportunity played really well.
Review:Bloxham matched morton for the whole match and in some stages were better than morton what let them down where the 3 mistakes at the back which they got punished for but they did learn from those mistakes.
morton are a good side and i would say the best team we have played so far so the guys should be really pleased with the way they performed as a team.
we are definitely heading in the right direction.
Bloxham learnt from there first match and started well when Barney made a good tackle and passed it to Ellis who took on a defender beat him then beat the keeper 1-0.
morton came straight back into the game though as Bloxham were still celebrating there goal were not concentrating and morton equalized 1-1.
Bloxham heads did not go down and they still passed it around well and made some good tackles and it was Alfie p who won his tackle at the back passed it to Ryan ran down the win cut inside beat a defender and scored 2-1.
Morton came out for the second half fired up and like the first half scored an equalizer with in 24 secs of taking kick off.
Bloxham stayed positive and were always looking to make that forward pass.
Both teams played well but there were signs of Bloxham starting to control the midfield and eventually got there third goal when Alfie p picked out Alfie s who beat one player and beat the keeper with a fierce shot 3-2.
Bloxham saw out the rest of the match well with both teams having chances.
full time 3-2
MOM:Alfie p played well at the back winning his tackles and set up two goals.
Review. A much better performance as they closed morton down well but are finishing was better and we didn't give the ball away cheaply a deserved win.