VWFC vs Abingdon United
22/12/2018 Virginia Water 5-0 Abingdon United
Hellenic Premier Division
Report by Ceri Jones
Virginia Water stormed to a second successive win, and their best at step five, with a dominant performance against a plucky Abingdon United side who never stopped playing good football throughout. Indeed, the visitors had the better of the early exchanges, before Waters found their feet.
Jake Baker and Lorenzo (Lenny) Di Felice both went close within the first quarter, before a sweeping move on 19 minutes saw Di Felice run onto a cross-field ball and smash into the bottom corner. From that moment on, the home side gradually took command of the game, and increased their lead on 31 minutes, when a short corner put Di Felice in again, but his shot was saved and the rebound converted by Scott Jackson. The excellent Michael Chambers then saw his header drift narrowly wide as Waters looked for more goals.
With Waters’ defence rock solid, Matt Jones was only forced into a terrific save soon after the second goal, and equally the away goalkeeper made a couple of great saves of his own to deny Liam Whyte and Di Felice yet again.
The second half started at a high pace, and it was the home side who put the game beyond reach. Jackson squared a ball for Jamie Read to slot home his customary goal on 53 minutes.
Further goals came with a penalty by Jackson on 61 minutes, after Read was brought down in the box, and then Louis Sanders popped up on 79 minutes to hit a 25 yarder into the bottom corner.
Despite some pressure on the home goal, the defence deservedly held on for a clean sheet, whilst at the other end,
Waters could have added a couple more with Adam McNamara, Harrison Duff and Joe McBride all going close on a number of occasions.
It was a good day’s work for the lads, ahead of the Boxing Day derby with Windsor. Waters wish Abingdon the best of luck for the remainder of the season.
Lenny Di Felice