VWFC vs Wokingham & Emmbrook
28/10/2017 Virginia Water 3-1 Wokingham & Emmbrook
Hellenic Division One East
Report by Ceri Jones
Virginia Water picked up where they left off on Tuesday night with, what was in the end, a convincing win over the rebuilding Wokingham & Emmbrook side.
The early exchanges were very good spirited, although not set at too fast a pace. Waters got into their passing game shortly after the first quarter, with Adam McNamara (MoM), Ryan Curtis, Josh Guichard and Steve Williams all having shots on goal.
On the half hour, the returning Lorenzo Di Felice ghosted past a few players to cross for Curtis to make no mistake from 10 yards out. Uncharacteristically, Waters managed to miss with four good headed chances, but looked in control at 1-0 when they reached the break.
At the other end, the defence were solid as ever and Matt Jones in goal was rarely troubled, apart from a good one on one save midway through the second half.
Indeed, the defence of Adam Mills, Finn Evered, Marc Lansdowne and Louis Sanders deserved a clean sheet and would have had it but for a sloppy late goal from a corner - when one of Waters’ forward players lost their marker at the near post.
In between Waters dominated the second half, with Richard Bond, Williams, Joe McBride and Liam Hill coming out on top in the midfield battle, and the home side then added further goals by McNamara and Guichard - both well taken from the edge of the box.
Further goals should have followed, with Curtis, McBride, Dan Whatford and Guichard all going close, but it was not to be.
Wokingham & Emmbrook deservedly got their late consolation goal through George Marsh for all the hard work put in by Dan Bateman’s team.
Manager Ceri Jones was delighted with the three points as Waters now head into a very hectic three-week period with a match every few days.
Lorenzo Di Felice