Battersea Ironside vs VWFC

01/10/2016 Battersea Ironside 1 - 0 Virginia Water
Surrey Elite League Reserves Division
Report by Steve Cox

Waters surrendered their 100% league record to Battersea Ironside in a tough encounter where few clear cut chances were made by either side.

The pitch was short and narrow and the route one, no-frills football played by a big physical Battersea team from the kick off left Waters in no doubt that they were in for a tough afternoon.

Most of the team fought hard to keep their 100% record intact but unfortunately the total effort, desire and commitment required to get the better of Battersea was missing in some of the team. This ultimately would cost Waters the match, as after many lacklustre moments one finally led to Battersea’s only goal on 72 minutes.

The most disappointing thing about the team performance was the apparent lack of desire and will to win shown for a team unbeaten and top of the division. This seasons new signing Dean Guy showed many of the more seasoned Waters players how to compete in times of adversity and if a few more of the team had shown the same qualities Waters would surely have won this match.


MoM = Dean Guy

Line up:

Matt Hargreaves

Alex Saunders

Michael Chambers

Dean Guy

David Atkins

Steve Mills

Luke Sperling

Joe Moore

Paul Butler

Levi Jefford

Martin Peters


Ollie Rosborough

Tom Flower

Henry Sperling

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