VWFC vs Milton United
13/01/2018 Virginia Water 6-0 Milton United
Hellenic Division One East
Report by Ceri Jones
Virginia Water maintained a strong push for a top three finish, with a good win against a very resilient Milton United side, who were missing a couple of players of their own.The visitors were very well organised and frustrated Waters in the first quarter, with few clear chances to either side - apart from a clearance off the line, when Marc Lansdowne’s shot seemed destined to put the home side ahead.
Clearly, the first goal would be crucial, and when Waters got it, it was worth the wait. Adam McNamara, excellent throughout, got the ball out wide, and delivered a pin point cross for Steve Williams (MoM), to volley home on 25 minutes. Thereafter Waters gained control and got their second on 39 minutes, when the equally excellent Josh Hill, crossed for Williams again to powerfully head home.
At the other end the back five were rarely troubled, with Matt Jones not having too busy an afternoon, suitably protected by his defence. Early in the second half there was a crucial period when Milton counter attacked, only to be thwarted by a last ditch tackle by Adam Mills, but as the ball broke to their striker he chipped over Jones in goal, but Mills recovered in time to clear off the line to keep Waters’ advantage and deny the away side a way back into the game.
From that play Waters surged forward and McNamara slotted home his first on 51 minutes when put through on goal.
With the result all but done, McNamara got his second on 62 minutes when he volleyed home from close range after Lansdowne had headed on a Finn Evered long throw. Waters’ fifth was scored by Josh Guichard on 69 minutes, who side footed home following a cross from Mills – the least he deserved having gone close on three or four previous occasions.
The last was Waters’ sixth, and fittingly, a hat-trick for McNamara who was on hand to tap home on 81 minutes, after Guichard had seen his shot parried by Milton’s excellent goalkeeper.
Manager Ceri Jones was pleased with the clean sheet, and credit must be given to the rebuilding Milton United side, who showed terrific spirit and contributed to an entertaining game.
Waters wish them well for the rest of the season.
Lorenzo Di Felice