VWFC v Flackwell Heath
21/08/2018 Virginia Water 1-3 Flackwell Heath
Hellenic Premier Division
Report by Ceri Jones
Waters in action against Flackwell Heath
Virginia Water succumbed to a second home defeat at the hands of an impressive Flackwell Heath side, who deserved to take the points.
The visitors caught Waters cold with a goal inside the first minute, which was defended poorly from a long ball, helped on a couple of times, before Harry Ritchie headed home a cross, unmarked, into the corner.
Flackwell dominated the early exchanges, and most of the first half, and added to their lead, when an unfortunate deflection off the referee rebounded midfielder Charlie Mailin, who duly ghosted by the home defence to slot home on 30 minutes.
Waters were trying, and were creating half chances getting into good positions of their own, but on too many occasions, the final ball or cross let them down.
On 40 minutes, Waters went further behind when another long ball was not dealt with, and Muhamadou Ceesay went through and round Matt Jones in goal. Despite efforts to cover, he pulled the ball back for Dean Allen to hit home the killer third goal.
To be fair to the home side they had a positive reaction in the second half, and pulled a goal back in the 60th minute from a brilliant free kick by Josh Hill. Other good chances fell to Josh Guichard, Adam McNamara, Scott Jackson and Finn Evered, but Waters failed to capitalise and create a good end to the game, which their second half dominance deserved.
Bu that is not taking anything away from the visitors, who were the better side on the night and not ideal preparation for the home side ahead of the local derby with Windsor on Monday, but for Ceri Jones and his team, that’s to think about on another day.
Lorenzo Di Felice