Helston FC Away
After two previous long trips to our hosts Helston FC, and two close and hard fought games in both cup and league, we knew a hard working and physical Helston would not make it easy today either. And so this was the case, our hosts worked hard throughout the 90 minutes to spoil any efforts we made to build play and find clear cut attempts on target.
The first half did see us create chances, but the clinical edge to find the net seemed to elude us and open our account. Our hosts never hugely threatened Wannell in goal throughout the half, and we moved the ball very well through the thirds again, with some good link up play all over the pitch without, and a very spirited display couldn’t take us into the break at half time.
the second half continued as the first, with some slick passing play continually finding gaps in our hosts defence, only to be denied again by the lack of a clinical finish or a superb save from a very entertaining home keeper.. Changes were made, and this continued our assault on the home goal without any drop in tempo or form, but as before, chances came and went and it seemed as though with so many chances created, it would be one of those days. But then up popped Ethan Phillips to find himself free near the far post, and with an onrushing keeper Ethan coolly slotted the ball between his legs and into the net for a deserved winner.
Helston to their credit threw everything at us in a very spirited display, but we once again came away from a long trip with 3 points, and continue our excellent league run. We have no game again next weekend, but welcome Launceston to Ladysmead for an evening match on Wednesday 29th March.
Thanks to Helston for their hospitality on the day. The only thing to put a slightly damp note on the day was Mikey Williams being assaulted on the way into the changing rooms at half time after trying to talk to the referee with one of the Helston bench.
On a brighter note, we would like to commend the attitude of the players within the squad, after the news that Warren and his team would be leaving the club,for internal club reasons, at the end of the season, many players could have left to play for other clubs and sought end of season glory elsewhere. But the way the players have stood up to back Warren and the Reserve team has been fantastic. They are all a very close nit group of lads, and that not only shows on the pitch match days, but during training aswell. They are all committed to the end of the season, and we cannot ask for any more than they are giving to the club to finish the season with the honour the team deserves from all they have achieved through the four years Warren has been at the club. Six games left to play, 18 points left to play for, and a run to continue to defend to the end of the season. COYYs…..