No Surrender In Derby Match
Defenders stand solid
Bloxham fc were at home to Banbury united on fresh dry morning.
The game kicked off with Bloxham starting the match.
Banbury had the better of the play for the first 5 mins but it was Bloxham who struck first when Alfie smith ran with the ball and laid it off to Max L
who smashed it passed the keeper.1-0
Banbury applied the pressure but Bloxham dealt with it until the 5 mins before half time when Bloxham failed to clear the ball and Banbury took a shot from distance for the ball too just sneak in. 1-1
The second half started like the first with Banbury pushing forward but Bloxham started to get more of the ball and started to grow into the game and after about 7mins were in control with some great attacking football but just couldn't finish it with a goal.
Bloxham had Banbury pinned back in there half and were passing the ball about well.
Banbury tried to clear the ball but the clearance fell to Max L who controlled the ball and struck it from distance which went over the keeper who got his hands to it but couldn't keep it out.2-1
Banbury had a chance right at the end but Bloxham cleared it and went on to see the game out.
Review: Bloxham started off slowly and did panic a bit but when they got the ball under control and played football they grew in confidence.
They had to battle today for the win and they should be pleased with themselves with the way they ground out the result.
MOM: it was a difficult one as everyone did well but the player who I felt stuck out was Kajuis who made some great last ditch tackles in defence and never gave the Banbury forwards a chance to settle on the ball and when he won the ball always found a player to pass too.
Second match (9v9)
The second match was a 9v9 so everyone got a good run out and plenty of football.
Bloxham took kick off and started well with getting forward at every opportunity.
Banbury were struggling to get of there half as Bloxham piled on the pressure and they were rewarded when Taylor got the ball and passed it to Ellis who fired the ball into the goal 1-0.
Bloxham had there tails up and battled well in midfield winning there tackles and it was Alfie johns tireless work which allowed him to shoot which hit the post for the rebound to fall to Ellis who nicked the ball off Alfie john and score 2-0.
Bloxham were in full flow and it was Alfie john who got the ball and went direct to the Banbury goal dribbling past a couple of players and slotting it past the keeper 3-0.
Banbury managed to win a corner just before halftime,Bloxham managed to clear the corner but the ball fell to a Banbury player who hit it back into the box there was a bit of ping pong with the ball until the ball was nicked into the Bloxham goal 3-1.
Bloxham started the second half strong and were getting the ball wide and getting some good crosses in but just couldn't finish them.
Bloxham were attacking well but were leaving themselves a little open at the back and Banbury managed to counter attack and score 3-2.
After making a few changes with some fresh legs Bloxham were back on track and piling on the pressure and won a corner.
Matt wiped in the corner were it fell to Alfie p to hit it past the keeper 4-2.
Bloxham saw the rest of the game out with ease and the game finished 4-2.
Review: Bloxham played well but were trying to play down the middle were there was to much traffic they started to play it out wide which was good to see as they were thinking how to break the opposition down and making decisions which shows they are thinking more about the game.
MOM:Ellis who worked well in midfield with Matt and passed the ball well to his team mates and made some good runs into the box were he was rewarded by scoring 2 goals and got back when needed to defend.