Match day 2 25/10/20 report by Tim Marsden
The squad was:
Game 1 V Netherton B W3-0
Playing well above their B tag Netherton gave us a good game taking any and every opportunity to shoot. Although our opponents managed to hit the target a number of times early on Paul Newiss was in top form to claim a second clean sheet of the season. Going forward Paul Kirby’s presence ensured we enjoyed the lion’s share of possession and although the Netherton goalie was also in good form he couldn’t prevent Kirby 2 and Gary Wildsmith 1 from expertly converting their chances to give us a 3 – 0 victory. Full Credit to Netherton for their spirited performance and sportsmanship, also credit to the man in the middle Gray for his control and consistently.
Game 2 V Wisbech Town L2-3
A far more difficult game was expected against a very strong Wisbech team. Strollers started brightly prompted by Kirby’s outstanding control, movement and passing. Despite some Wisbech tight marking and physical challenges Kirby gave the Strollers the lead with another excellent finish. Wisbech responded well and Newiss was forced into a couple of fine saves. Strollers continued to take the game to Wisbech but were caught on the break 1 – 1. With the game even Kirby released Wildsmith to make it 2 – 1 with a clinical finish. Strollers were now in the ascendency and Wildsmith made it 3- 1 despite being fouled. Unfortunately the ref disallowed the goal and gave a free kick for the foul on Wildsmith. Wisbech continued to press hard for an equaliser and jumped on a mis placed pass to make it 2 – 2. The momentum was now with Wisbech and they capitalised on another mistake to make it 3 – 2. Full credit to Wisbech for pinching it, same to ref Stuart Craig for keeping calm control of the game.
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