VWFC vs Tooting Bec
29/10/2016 Virginia Water 0 - 1 Tooting Bec
Surrey Elite League
Report by Ceri Jones
All good things must come to an end, as was the case with Virginia Water’s winning and unbeaten run.
It was certainly a game of two halves, where the visitors were the better in the first half, and would have gone ahead early had it not been for two good saves from Matt Jones.
Tooting got their break when Waters only partially cleared a corner, and the away striker headed home at the back post from the resulting cross. At the other end Waters certainly should have had a penalty when Adam McNamara raced clear and was brought down by the defender. Indeed soon after, McNamara had a shot cleared off the line, and both he, Martin Peters and Steve Williams had other shots on goal.
The home side needed a better second half and they got it, albeit without a goal the effort deserved.
A strong defensive display by Marc Lansdowne and Finn Evered ensured the visitors did not have one attempt on goal from memory in the second half, whilst at the other end Waters managed to miss yet another penalty, and should have had another when Peters was clattered by the goalkeeper.
Waters got into many dangerous attacking positions, but sadly time and time again the final ball and crossing was poor, with at least a dozen or so crosses straight into their keeper’s hands.
Not a good day at the office, although on the second half effort Waters more than deserved at least a draw, against a very good Tooting Bec side.
Let’s hope they can bounce back from this blip in the County Cup next week.
MOM: Marc Lansdowne