Battling to the end
By Andrew Knaggs
Bloxham win ugly
Bloxham played a team from the oxford male boys league the team they played was Florence park fc.
Florence park took center but bloxham won the ball straight away and made a couple of good passes to get a shot at goal but the keeper saved it.
It wasn't long when Bloxham had another chance when Taylor got the ball and dribbled the ball down the wing and crossed it into the box for Alfie john to finish it on a half volley 1-0.
within 3mins of the first goal Bloxham were 2 goals up when Alfie p took a shot only for it to hit the post but it rebounded to Alfie john who knocked it past the keeper 2-0.
Bloxham were struggling a bit with their passing as it was a bit sloppy but to make up for that there tackling was good so won the ball back every time and that lead to there 3rd goal when Kajuis won the ball and hit a thunder blaster of a shot which the keeper didn't stand a chance 3-0.
Bloxham were in full flow but still were not pressing the opposition but were still getting some luck down the wings and it was Ryan who got the ball and saw ed who was in space and made a lovely pass down the wing for ed who was through on goal and hit passed the keeper 4-0.
Bloxham started the second half well with a couple shots at goal but the keeper made some good saves.
Florence park started to take control when one of there players took a shot and the ball sneaked past the defences and beat the keeper 4-1.
The opposition got confidence and really pushed Bloxham Back with tackles getting stronger and both teams really having ago but florence managed to score another one to make it 4-2.
Bloxham started to really get stuck in but couldn't seem to get a chance on goal and florence park had a chance to score another but Max made a good save.
Florence park piled on the pressure and had chance after chance but Max made save after save and was like a brick wall keeping Florence park out and keeping Bloxham in the game.
Bloxham dug deep and started to get their tackles in and started to take control and saw the game out well.
Full time 4-2
Review: Bloxham grinded out the result in the end and stuck to their positions the thing they need to work on is closing down the team and to keep working on their passing.
it was good to see that they can win matches playing ugly.
MOM:Max was superb in goal his decision making was good and showed some brave saves coming off his line.
Best performance of the season from him so far.
Florence park started but like the first half Bloxham won the ball Back but the passing let them down and Florence park got the ball back but couldn't keep it in play Alfie p took a quick throw and Ellis advanced with the ball to coolly slot it past the keeper 1-0.
Bloxham won the ball back from the spot kick when Ellis owen good work dribbling past 3 players and this time he smashed it past the keeper 2-0.
Bloxham kicked off and struggled to put there mark on the game as florence park piled on the pressure but both teams were cancelling each other out until florence park broke free down the wing they crossed the ball Bloxham tried to clear it but confusion in the box made it easy for florence park when the ball was missed kick and it fell to one of their players for them to score 2-1.
Bloxham kept positive and battled for the ball and it was Taylor whose grass cutter from about 25 yards beat the keeper after some good pressing by Bloxham.
Both sides battled well and Bloxham saw out the game well.
Review: Bloxham like the first match made hard work of the match the passing wasn't their best but the determination of the players was good to see and they battled well.
Like the first match they did not close down enough when the opposition had the ball and tended to ball watch some times but it good to see Bloxham can win games without playing their best.
MOM:Ellis did well in midfield with two good goals when going forward and getting his tackles in well done.