Risborough Rangers Reserves vs VWFC

26/01/2019 Risborough Rangers Reserves 2-0 Virginia Water Dev
Hellenic Division Two
Report by Pete Stevens
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Midfielder Sam Devoil

Virginia Water’s Devs had trip to Risborough Rangers this week, and unfortunately, this was not one of the best efforts from the squad this time around – given that the Devs had previously beaten the home team in two previous league and cup meetings already this season.


There was not a lot in the game and both teams really did not create many chances. Both of the Risborough goals were very scrappy, and just fell in the right place at the right time in the six-yard box, for scorers Ben Cullen and Dan Fundira to prod home – a goal in each half for the home side. It was alleged that the home team fielded half a dozen first team players, which could explain why they were maybe the stronger team and quicker on the counter attack, but that should not have affected the visitors if the players have aspirations of first team football themselves.


Waters did have an early chance - and probably their only chance - when Scott Ancell was put through on goal, but he lobbed his shot over the bar. Had this gone in the game could well have gone the other way, instead a failure to create any other real chances in the last third is a concern at this moment for the Waters Devs, that the management will have to address.


Another noticeable factor is the current lack of determination from the whole team and squad - more is required when matches against these teams come around. Gent Shilova and Liam Shannahan added a bit of passion to the side coming off the bench, and Matt Coathup, making his debut, looks like he could be an asset in future matches. To compound the misery for Waters, Ross Miller picked up a nasty injury turning his ankle in the first half. Waters wish him a quick recovery.

Line Up:

Mark Pisani

Dan Stevens

Harrison Duff

Ross Miller

Sean Wilks

Ruben Bande

Sam Devoil

Liam Hill

Ben Jones

Scott Ancell

Maciej Taj


Gent Shilova

Liam Shannahan

Matt Coathup