VWFC vs Banstead Athletic

24/07/2018 Virginia Water 1-3 Banstead Athletic
Pre-Season Friendly
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.

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Waters in action against Banstead Athletic

Team (first half):

Matt Jones

Josh Hill

Michael Chambers

Finn Evered

Dom Clarke

Liam Whyte

Sam Devoil

Lorenzo Di Felice

Louis Sanders

Scott Jackson

Adam McNamara

Team (second half):

Matt Jones

Josh Hill

Finn Evered

Mike Chambers

Max Samyint

Richard Bond

Liam Whyte

Harry Brooks

Ryan Curtis

Harvey Griffiths

Jake Baker