Sydenhams Football League (Wessex) SYDENHAMS FOOTBALL LEAGUE


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Desperate to keep in touch with the leading Clubs in Wessex Division 1, the Yachtsmen welcomed two old boys back into their line-up against Laverstock & Ford, James Butt and Alex Przespolewski both doing well on their Westwood debuts.

James Butt’s crosses were causing problems for the Laverstock defence and RYAN GREGORY got on the end of one to plant a firm header into the net to give Cowes an early lead.

The second goal after 14 minutes came when Ed Hatt’s long clearance was touched on by John McKie for ALEKS PRZESPOLEWSKI to mark his debut with a goal from just inside the box.

A third goal soon followed when a James Butt corner was again met by RYAN GREGORY’S header.

Before the hour mark a rampant Cowes had a fourth goal from yet another James Butt cross and this time it was JOHN MCKIE who punished the fragile Laverstock defence.

H-t 4 – 0

Cowes took just five minutes to add to their score when the Laverstock keeper’s attempted punch rebounded off of ALEK PRZESPOLEWSKI’S head and looped back over his head and into the net.

On 57 minutes ALS Travel Man of the match John McKie got the ball across to the far post where the onrushing JARED WETHERICK got the vital touch to complete the scoring.

Richie Woodburn was then able to introduce two of the talented youngsters from the Reserve side, Alex Wright and Jordan Chapman both showing that they have what it takes to make it at Wessex League level.

The other Cowes substitute Jez Conway then almost scored with his first touch and more desperate defending stopped further goals the Yachtsmen continued to dominate.

Finally John McKie was denied by a great save from the Laverstock keeper and when Ed Hatt pushed a Laverstock free-kick round the post, James Butt was on hand clear off the line from the resulting corner.

The HOLIDAY SHOP & A L S  “Man of the Match” — John McKie

Team: Ed Hatt, James Butt, Lee Davies(Jez Conway 55), Craig Insley capt, Ryan Gregory, Nathan Lewis, Joe Adams, Aleksander Przespolewski, John McKie, Jared Wetherick(Alex Wright 60), Jimmy Wykes(Jordan Chapman 67), Subs not used: Max Draper, Jason Ince.

Referee:- Antony Cross   Assistants – Dave Gregory + Alex Staniforth