VWFC vs Reading City
08/12/2018 Virginia Water 3-0 Reading City
Hellenic Premier Division
Report by Ceri Jones
Virginia Water gained revenge on an earlier season thumping, with a deserved win over a practically rebuilt Reading City side at Stag Meadow. Playing into a strong wing in the first half, the home side put the match almost out of reach by half time, with three well taken goals.
The first was from Lorenzo Di Felice on 19 minutes, who rifled home with his left foot after some great build up play by Josh Hill and Jamie Read. Waters’ second came from a powerful Adam Mills header from a trademark Finn Evered long throw on 29 minutes. Then Read got his first Waters goal on 41 minutes, when he smashed home a right foot shot to leave the Reading goalkeeper Matt Carr no chance.
In between the home side defended well, even though the wind was causing numerous problems for both teams.
In the second half, with the wind at their back, Waters thought they would kick on, and despite the tireless running of Jake Baker and Adam McNamara, they somehow failed to add to the goal tally.
To be fair to Reading, they never stopped and were the better side in the second half, especially following the introduction of two terrific youngsters out wide. The team were a credit to new manager Simon Johnson, who recently took over the side – and like Waters, with zero budget - following the departure of many top players.
They certainly deserved a goal of their own, and Waters had Joe McBride, Evered and some excellent saves by Matt Jones in goal to thank for preserving a clean sheet.
It was a good win for Waters though, and deserved and welcome three points, and of course, they wish Reading City the best of luck for the remainder of the season.
Lenny Di Felice
Luke Van Spall