IoW Saturday Football League Combination 2 – 11/05/13
SEAVIEW RESERVES 1 v 8 COWES SPORTS ‘A’
Jamie Brenchley led his ‘A’ team to Seaview for their final game of the season without a recognised goalkeeper, so Ryan Brenchley was the unlucky player to don the keepers shirt, having never played in goal before he was naturally a bit nervous. Seaview included in their side former Cowes Sports favourite Daniel Mew.
It did not take the Yachtsmen long to show their intent as a cross from the left just two minutes into the game was headed into his own goal by CRAIG MCMANUS, worryingly he actually celebrated the fact that he had scored. With seven minutes played top scorer JAKE WINCHCOMBE broke through the home defence before firing home a second goal for Cowes. In the 11th minute JAKE WINCHCOMBE added his second and Sports third of the afternoon as the match looked like being a very one sided affair. As the young Yachtsmen pushed forward in search of more goals a fourth should have been added in the 18th minute when Ryan Chandler went on a storming run through the Seaview defence, easily rounded the on rushing keeper, Tom Pierce, but with an open goal in front of him somehow managed to place the ball wide of the right hand upright for what must be the “MISS OF THE SEASON”, good job it was not a close game!! Goal number four soon came though as LOUIS SMITH fired home from the right edge of the Seaview area following a bit of a scramble in the box on 20 minutes. A bit of a lull in the scoring as Cowes continued to dominate but their final pass was not quite up to scratch. Surely though more goals would come!! They did as a fifth was scored in the 35th minute when JAKE WINCHCOMBE completed his hat trick with ease. Kurt Butt then had a glorious opportunity for number seven when a cross from the left just needed a touch for a simple tap in, but Kurt took his eye off the ball and totally missed it all together, not quite as bad as Chink’s miss, but a good contender for second worst “Miss of the Season”. In the 39th minute KURT BUTT made amends for his miss with a powerful drive from distance that found the Seaview net for the sixth time in the first half before RYAN CHANDLER did finally find the back of the goal in the 42nd minute when his shot squirmed through the home keeper to nestle in the left corner of the goal.
H-t 0 – 7
More goals were expected in the second half from the goal hungry Yachtsmen. A half time change for the Ryan’s, as Chandler went in goal and Benchley came out to center midfield. Credit to Seaview who never gave up and got their reward as ANDY PEACOCK’S sublime chip beat Ryan Chandler and pulled a goal back for the hosts. Not much more excitement for the remainder of the game as Cowes seem to lose their way a bit. Robert Iley talked himself into Shaun Yardley’s notebook before he was fouled in the Seaview box from which KURT BUTT added goal number eight with a well taken penalty. Substitute George Turner then hit a post before full back Liam Webb had the chance to score his first goal of the season, but only managed to knee the ball at the home keeper as he came off his line.
A tremendous season for Cowes’ third string as they finished a creditable third in Comb 2 as a new challenge awaits for 13/14 where they will play in Div 3 of the Island League.
Team:- Ryan Brenchley, Jack Eley, Brendan Woodward, Jim Smith, Liam Webb, James Eldridge, Robert Iley, Ryan Chandler, Jake Winchcombe(George Turner), Kurt Butt, Sub not used; Jamie Brenchley
|1||Vectis Nomads Reserves||26||23||3||0||75||72|
|3||Cowes Sports A||26||16||2||8||49||50|
|4||Carisbrooke United Reserves||26||13||4||9||3||43|
|6||Pan Sports Reserves||26||10||6||10||8||36|
|9||Kyngs Towne Reserves||26||10||1||15||-29||31|
|10||AFC Bournemouth Reserves||26||8||6||12||-24||30|
|11||Yarmouth & Calbourne Reserves||25||8||5||12||-16||29|
|12||Whitecroft & Barton Sports Reserves||26||8||3||15||-9||27|
|13||St Helens Blue Star Reserves||26||5||3||18||-45||18|
|14||AFC Wootton Reserves||25||2||5||18||-84||11|