Tuffley Rovers v VWFC
06/10/2018 Tuffley Rovers 6-1 Virginia Water
Hellenic Premier Division
Report by Ceri Jones
Waters in action against Tuffley
Virginia Water made the two-hour trip to Tuffley Rovers on Saturday and came away with what they deserved – nothing!
It was a poor, gutless performance, that will make Waters take stock and learn how tough it is in this league and division.
Were it not for a number of good saves by Matt Jones in goal, Waters could and should have been out of the game at half time, despite managing to miss a few open goals of their own.
Waters’ normal dependable defence were sloppy and failed to deal with most of what Tuffley threw at them.
Jake Baker pulled them back into the game on 34 minutes, after going two down and making the arrears 2-1, and with the wind at their back in the second half, Waters were sure they were in the game – but how wrong they were.
A controversial decision saw the referee award a free kick to the home side, clearly the wrong way, and with Waters still bemused, Tuffley got the their third. Now with heads dropped and play hapless, Tuffley pounced to put the match as a contest well out of reach with three further second half goals.
This will take some dusting down, as Waters were second best across the whole pitch, and with the absence of any budget, they will strive to fight back and compete with the players who have got them here in the first place. Manager Ceri Jones was disappointed with the performance, but is sure that his side will be up for the challenge.
Waters extend their best regards to the players and management at Tuffley Rovers.