VWFC v Yateley United
09/03/2019 Virginia Water Dev 1-1 Yateley United
Hellenic Division Two
Report by Pete Stevens
Defender Michael Chambers
Virginia Water’s Development team hosted Yateley United, with the home team looking for a bit of form, after only one win in their previous eight games, some luck and of course goals. This was a decent performance from the players today, but unfortunately, they were only able to gain a point with a 1-1 draw.
The squad had a good look about it with a good mix of youth and experience, and the hosts started the half brightly with the ball moving quickly and the pacey players on the pitch starting to get on top of this Yateley team. Gent Shilova and Harry Brooks on the wings tested the wingbacks of the visitors, with Aaron Nevitt and Richard Bond providing plenty of energy in midfield and spreading the ball around nicely. Maciei Tajs worked his socks off up front, holding the ball up and once again, proved his worth to the team. Shilova provided the opening goal for Waters, with great work down the right and with an excellent finish, showing the potential he has.
Dan Roach, in goal for the home side, looked solid with good handling for the majority of the game, and is still learning his trade. Michael Chambers provided good experience in central defence, ably supported by Liam Shanahan at left back, whilst Sam Devoil provided some guile in the central midfield-attacking role behind Tajs. Brooks, in the first half, looked dangerous and sharp, but was forced off in the second half with an injury. Dan Stevens had another solid game at right back, and it was good to see all the youngsters have good games – Waters will be hoping that they can only get better and progress in time.Callum Hill and Matt Coathup came off the bench in the second half - both doing excellent jobs in midfield and on the wing; Coathup, especially, offering good pace and was a real threat to the Yateley defence.
Unfortunately for Waters, despite their good play and solidity throughout, a little bit of miscommunication at the end of the game between a couple of players allowed Yateley to score, what Waters felt was, an undeserved equaliser to take a point back with them and deny Waters the win.