VWFC vs Wallingford Town AFC
18/11/2017 Virginia Water 7-1 Wallingford Town AFC
Hellenic Division One East
Report by Ceri Jones
Virginia Water continued their impressive home form with an emphatic win over Wallingford Town, who in turn have been enjoying a good start to the season. In what was arguably their best performance to date, and with some of the football in driving rain, Waters were simply a joy for those present to witness.
Goals were scored by the in-form Adam McNamara (MoM) (15, 24, 55, 61), Lorenzo Di Felice (41), Marc Lansdowne (85) and a candidate for goal of the season by Richard Bond (90). Wallingford though, did get a deserved consolation in the 75th minute.
Waters first goal came when McNamara volleyed in a cross from Finn Evered. His, and Waters’ second, was a little fortunate when his shot took a deflection past Wallingford’s excellent goalkeeper Liam Vaughan. Di Felice went close before he finished a sweeping move to hit home a cross from McNamara at the near post. The game and result could have been different had the visitors not missed a penalty in the 33rd minute, when the spot kick was hit wide of Matt Jones’ goal.
At 3-0 at the break, and with the defence in total control, Waters needed a fast start to the second half, and got it, when McNamara raced onto a through ball, to smash home his hat-trick. This was soon followed by his fourth, when again he linked with Josh Hill on the right - himself a candidate for MoM with such an energetic and quality display. Indeed, Hill hit the bar in the first half and more than deserved a goal of his own.
The home side conceded a sloppy goal late on, but still managed to increase the scoring, when Lansdowne rifled in from another Finn Evered set up. Then at the end came Bond’s ‘wonder goal’, as he took a ball down on the volley, beat the last defender, and as he was forced wide, chipped a left foot shot back from an angle into the far corner. It was a goal to grace any football match, and rounded off a terrific Waters team performance.
To be fair to Wallingford and their goalkeeper Vaughan, he made some great saves from McNamara, Max Samyint, Louis Sanders, Josh Guichard and Di Felice, so the score could have been even better or worse, depending on which side you are.
Lorenzo Di Felice