Thame Rangers Dev vs VWFC

21/10/2017 Thame Rangers Dev 1-0 Virginia Water Reserves
Hellenic League Division Two East
Report by Rob Lamb

Virginia Water Reserves travelled to Thame but the high winds unfortunately ruined this particular match for both teams.

The game wasn't enjoyable for either side, the players struggled for large parts of the game battling against the elements and the wind must have been around 80 miles an hour at times, it was crazy to think that the game should have gone ahead.
Although, it was the wind that helped the home side get their winning goal, when the Thame goalkeeper's free kick from 60 yards out flew past Mark Pisani in the 25th minute of the game. 


that was as good as the game got, with hardly any shots from either side. The away side struggled to put at least four passes together in the first half, and three passes at best in the second half. This wasn't due to the team's performance but the terrible conditions in which they had to play.  The strong winds meant that at some stages when the ball was kicked in the air it would go back past the player kicking it! 

 

Should the game have been played? Thame would have said yes as they got the result they wanted, but the Water's reserves management were not so sure.

Line up:

Mark Pisani

 

Alex Saunders
Billy Cox
Michael Chambers
Tom Flower

Aaron Nevitt

Liam Hill
Luke Sperling (c)
Tom Mumford

Dan Bell

Jack Deabill


Subs:

Alex Ssenabulya
Liam Shannahan
Tom Poulter

The clubhouse at Virginia Water FC is available for hire, and is suitable for parties for all occasions

 

Sky TV, pool table (free of charge), stage area, dance floor, kitchen area, bar, toilets and changing facilities

 

Please contact Graham Poulter or Dave McBride for more info, via the club's contact page