Drawn 4-4.

A thrilling game against  new opponents Radley. Our first game of 2019 was slightly too close to Christmas than some would have liked. With only 1 reserve there were certainly a few cobwebs that needed dusting. Surprisingly we took a 1-0 lead after 10 minutes thanks to a well-executed pass from Bonnell that was finished by Smibert. This lead unfortunately didn’t last long as Radley put 3 in before half time.

We came out firing after a stern half-time talk from Guerin and Selfe. People seemed more up for listening to the later speech for some reason… After a goal each from Selfe and Smibert, Guerin pulled of an absolute blinder of a goal that he had absolutely no right to score; a fine strike from wide of the D, to the top right of the goal. So we took a 4-3 lead with 10 mins to go. With one man down, we were running on empty, whilst Radley were rotating their squad of 15. There was only so long we could hold out and a goal from their striker levelled the score to 4-4 with 2 mins to play. Final whistle shortly followed with a fair result for either side. An outstanding performance came from George Ellwood, who absolutely ran the midfield throughout the game.