Davies Double Over Callington.
Another personnel shuffle with four players unavailable, and four players coming back in, but we settled well and played some good football especially in the first half.
We went in 2-0 at the break with Jamie Mudge scoring a fine header to get the ball rolling, followed by a hard volley from Stuart Davies, with too much power for the visiting keeper to keep out. And having dominated most of the first half we created lots of chances to go in more than 2 up, but unfortunately weren’t taken.
The 2nd half we also controlled most of the game, and it wasn’t long before Stuart Davies once again found himself with space to attack, and a superb cheeky little chip lofted the ball over the stranded visitors keeper..
Changes were made and we still created lots of chances. Ethan Phillips, Luke Mortimer and Khaled Badavi came on to replace 2 goal Davies, Mudgie and Aidan Barrett. With a slightly more direct approach being taken, chances came and went with Callingtons keeper once again thwarting many one on one attempts for us to extend our advantage.
Unfortunately when Morts got caught on the ball, a sharp counter attack caught us slightly out of shape and a free Callington striker controlled ( with what can only be described as an obvious outstretched arm, and missed by the officials) a loft ball in the box and struck a fine hard shot past Wannell without much chance to react.
The visitors did throw the kitchen sink at us for the close of the game, and did create some half chances, but none as clear as our own that were either put wide or superbly saved by the keeper.
Once again another dominant display that we can hopefully take forward to Tuesday nights game at Coach Road against fellow promotion side Plymouth Argyle Reserves. We know and expect this will be a tough task whether it be against academy or first team players with Argyle firsts not playing until Saturday, and probably looking to use the reserves again for fitness for some of their squad. The lads are looking forward to the opportunity to play against these quality players, and it can only prove to be a good learning process if it is a strong Argyle squad…
Hopefully we can give a good account of ourselves again as we look to improve every week, and continue to play our football where possible to bring home the points the way we like to play… COYY’s