VWFC vs Banstead Athletic
24/07/2018 Virginia Water 1-3 Banstead Athletic
Report by Ceri Jones
Virginia Water suffered their first defeat in pre-season when they were well beaten by a strong Banstead side, who were good value for their win.
Indeed had it not been for some good saves by Matt Jones in goal, the margin could have been wider.
Despite being 2-1 down at half time, thanks to a great goal by Harvey Griffiths, Waters went down to a further late own goal to ensure the result for the away side - but there were no complaints on a rusty performance from Ceri Jones’ men.
Jones, and first team coach Richard Banks, acknowledged that a rotation involving so many players did not help, but that is by no way an excuse and they expect a reaction for the visit of Balham on Thursday night as pre-season preparations continue.
Waters in action against Banstead Athletic
Team (first half):
Lorenzo Di Felice
Team (second half):