VWFC vs Nottsborough
29/11/2017 Virginia Water 0-1 Nottsborough
Surrey County Premier Cup
Report by Ceri Jones
Virginia Water’s run in the County Cup ended in defeat against former winners, and the better and most organised side on the night.
To be fair in a match of few clear-cut chances for either team, Waters missed a number of key players, but that is not to take anything away from the opposition, or the effort that the home side put in.
In a goalless first half, Waters had Matt Jones to thank for a good save after they had given the ball away sloppily deep in their own half, and also some excellent defending by Marc Lansdowne (MoM) and Louis Sanders in particular.
At the other end, Waters were restricted to long-range shots on goal, but rarely troubled the keeper, and also had a stonewall penalty turned down when Adam McNamara was brought down.
Waters huffed and puffed in the second half, and although they went close a number of times with Josh Guichard, Sanders, McNamara and Sam Devoil all having efforts on goal, they could not force an equaliser.
The winning goal, when it came, was from a well-delivered free kick to the back post, where Nottsborough’s player sneaked in to prod home from close range.
Waters were left feeling aggrieved that in the build up a free kick was not given their way, and instead were punished for it.
Waters wish Nottsborough well in the next round and now look ahead to the visit of table topping Bicester Town on Saturday.