FIXTURES - RESULTS
CODFORD 3 V 2 FC ST GEORGE
FC ST GEORGE 4 V 1 SURSET RANGERS TUES 12TH
FORRESTERS ARMS 5 V 1 FC ST GEORGE SUN 17TH
NORTON NOMADS 5 V 7 FC ST GEORGE TUES 19TH
fox & hounds 3 v 3 FC ST GEORGE THURS 28TH
GRIFFIN FC 3 V 5 FC ST GEORGE 31ST
LEAGUE DIVISION ONE FIXTURES
L SUN 07 SEP FC 1 - 5 ASDA FC
ASDA TOO STRONG FOR FC
CHRIS AYRES 72
The rain and wind stayed away from the only Division One Fixture that was played. And how Fc's Manager wished it had come down in buckets.From the kick off Fc were against it, Asda threatened with every attack and did not let up and Glassons side were second best to everything. Keeper Stuart Green kept his side in the game with four or fibe superb saves and Glasson had to make timely inceptions, The back four were earning thier crusts today but also earned some cross words. Asda took the lead on 25 minutes and then doubled that witha dubiouse penalty.Fc St George made thier first change in the break, Young Jamie Davies debuting on the right wing was replaced by Simon Clark. Things didnt change they seem too get worse As Asda's football roe into a weak home side who conceded another three goals, Fc St Georges second change saw the Manager go off and Youngster Nathan Phelps play out the last twenty.Glassons side did get a consolation goal when lee kennedy foraged foward and found chris ayres who took a touch befiore firing low into the left corner. final score 1-5
L SUN 14 SEP
Timsbury Cricketers (0) 1 V 4 (1) FC ST GEORGE
PAYNE 32 56 78
CRUCY SKIPPERS TIMSBURY PAYNE
TIMSBURY 1 FC ST GEORGE 4
FC ST GEORGES BOSS JEFF GLASSON ASKED HIS MEN TO BOUNCE BACK FROM DEFEAT- AND THEY REPLIED WITH A SUPERB 4-1 WIN OVER TIMSBURY. A HAT-TRICK BY Striker Mike Payne and a goal by Chris Ayres helped sink a very good Timsbury side. The yellow and blues boss signalled his disappointment last week by making four changes to the side and a change in formation. Skipper Matt Crucifix who got his managers man of the match award returned to central defence, A enforced move meant John Green made his first start in place of the absent of Nigel Chantly Mark. Portuguese import Henrik da Silva was also given the nod and new signing right winger Michael O’Connell made his full debut for the side he played with five years ago(nee cock inn Rangers). A bold move too was to see striker Mark Wallis replace Absent Damian Holton at left wing.
Fc kicked of the match and rode their luck for the first twenty minutes, Timsbury despite the score line were a better footballing side but lacked a prolific striker, but were also up a much tighter. Skipper Crucifix constant vocals keeping a fine line. and any shots were from outside the box, most of them tamely going adrift or Keeper Stuart Green saving comfortly. Once the visitors had settled Glassons side began to get into the game and Two early efforts saw Wallis Drill one wide of the post and Mikey Payne shot saved by the keeper. After another good spell of pressure Timsbury were hit by a bit of Portugueses skill. John Green found Da Silva who jinxed past one player and fed Payne a inch perfect ball and the prolific striker shot low into the bottom left corner. 0-1. Timsbury reacted well from the centre and Stuart green had to come out to close down a threat after Glasson had been beaten down the left, his clearance pnly returned the ball to a Timsbury player who tried to lob the keeper, Green who was surely outside the box when he managed to parry the lobbed ball was given the benefit of the doubt and a yellow by the referee,he was lucky John Green was covering behind him or would have been a straight red. Green then superbly tipped over the resulting free-kick. On 34 minutes Mikey Payne was upended after collecting Chris Ayres long ball foward, but unusually he hit it straight at the keeper, Further efforts by Payne Wallis and O’Connell kept the pressure up going into the break.
The second half there was no let up Timsbury came at them and should have done better with two efforts in a five minute spell, Green saving one and tipping the other over. But Fc were bubbling and the partnership of right back lee kennedy and o;Connell threathened with every attack. Fc second came from some build up Da Silva found Payne loitering out the right flank and his first time cross was volleyed home by Chris Ayres for his second of the season,0-2. Fc’s boss then limped off and was replaced by mark self. More pressure by Fc saw Payne shoot wide and over . Timbury kept plugging away with half chances but with no way through pushed numbers foward but were caught on the counter Mark Davies put in Da Silva who for the second time tapped the ball to Payne who rounded a defender and put in his second of the game. With 15 mins to go Wallis was replaced by Simon Clark. Timsbury did grabb a consolation goal after a player was allowed to run ten yards and take a lucky shot which rolled past unsighted Green to make it 1-3. The spent Da Silva was replaced by youngster Gareth Midcalf. Midcalf first duty was hassling a defender into making a error which Mike PAYNE CAPITALISED ON AND RACED CLEAR AND LOBBED THE KEEPR TO FINISH OF HIS HAT-TRICK, which stopped any sort of fight back from the home side.final score 1-4
Squad STUART GREEN LEE KENNEDY MATT CRUCIFIX JEFF GLASSON JOHN GREEN
MARK DAVIES CHRIS AYRES MICHEAL O;CONNELL MARK WALLIS HENRIK DA SILVA
L SUN 21ST SEP
FC ST GEORGE 3 V 2 STON EASTON
FC ST GEORGE 3 V 2 STON EASTON
CHRIS AYRES SCRABBLES HOME A LATE WINNER!!!
MIDFEIDLER Chris Ayres silenced brave ten man Ston Easton with two late goals rescuing his side from what looked like a embarrassing defeat. Fc st George had failed to put the game to bed early in the first half. Striker Mikey Payne saw two snap shots go wide of the post and O’Connell shot straight at the keeper. With Only one up front ten man Ston Easton worked the ball around on the deck and they were composed and confident throughout the match and deserved to go ahead on 23 minutes, Working down the right they carved through fc with ease and the ball was slotted home past a on-coming Keeper. 0-1. This was really their only threat at goal with further efforts coming from one corner and the odd free-kick. Player-Manager js Glasson had kept faith with the same side that beat Timsbury last week and had a packed bench if changes were needed, but there seemed a lack of urgency in the first half considering his side had one extra man, but failing to make it count.Going behind into the second half looked to give the homeside a wake up call , Da Silva had gone out to the left flank, letting wallis push upfront and they seemed more comfortable with the change. Chris Ayres who had been battling away all half started off a move which brought his side back into the game. Ayres found O’Connell down he right flank, the pacey winger picked out Payne just outside the box, Payne held the ball up and his timely pass found O’CONNELL running in from the right who shot low into the bottom left hand corner-1-1 . Things did look up until Defender John Green was dispossessed outside the box and The Gaffa Glasson who was covering was deemed to give away a very debatable penalty, Ston Easton scored from the spot and were ahead against the run of play.1-2.But their lead was short lived when Chris Ayres turned in a Lee Kennedy cross to make it 2-2 Fc continued to press, and with a hatful of chances Payne whipped two shots over the bar, Mark Davies saw his long shot held by the keeper and O’conell headed over from a corner. Even Right Back lee Kennedy got onto the act when his cross come shot rattled the cross-bar. Mark Wallis walked off injured after falling heavenly and Youngster Jamie Davis was the home sides first change, a second change saw Henquie Da Silva replaced by Mark Self and John Green went off for Nigel Chantly. With the visitors finally looking fatigued and holding out for a point.Fc St George grabbed a late late winner, with two minutes on the clock skipper Matt Crucefix lumped the ball forward into Ston Eastons box , Both Chris Ayres and Mikey Payne Challenged for the ball among a packed penalty box and Tho Mikey Payne tried a snatch shot from close range his effort went to Ayres who managed to squeeze it home for his second of the game and surely the winner.. You could hear the sound of relief from the homeside , and the despair of valiant Ston Easton who thought they had done enough with ten men. This puts Fc st George into the top four, but they know they will have to be 110% better next week when Ston Easton Return to St Georges in the Tony Whorlow Memorial cup ist rd.
Squad STUART GREEN LEE KENNEDY MATT CRUCEFIX JOHN GREEN(NIGEL CHANTLY) JEFF GLASSON)MARK DAVIES CHRIS AYRES HENQUIE DA SILVA(MARK SELF) MARK WALLIS(JAMIE DAVIS) MIKE O’CONNELL MIKEY PAYNE SUBS NOT USED SIMON CLARK STEVEN PHELPS
NEXT WEEK FC ST GEORGE V STON EASTON TONY WHORLOW MEMORIAL CUP JAMIE DAVIS
28TH SEP TONY WHORLOW CUP 1ST RD
FC ST GEORGE 3(1)V 1(0) STON EASTON
PAYNE .OG . WALLIS
FC ST GEORGE” MARCHING ON TOGETHER”
FC ST GEORGE 3 – 1 STON EASTON
Warminster’s Towns In-form Sunday league side battled their way into the next round of the Tony Whorlow memorial cup(all divisions), beating fellow division one side Ston Easton 3-1. The Somerset side returned to St Georges a week after losing 3-2 gallantly with ten men. This time they returned with a full squad but without last weeks hunger and determination. However the boot was on the other foot as Glassons changed side battled well and deserved to win this game on merit, Captain Matt Crucuifx had voiced his praises to his teammates before kick off saying that “the togetherness of the team in training as well on match days is second to none, and its good to have so many players fighting for positions.” . Glasson had to make one enforced move, Da silva filling in midfield for the injured Mark Davies. Lee kennedy and John Green were rested with Nigel Chantly and Simon Clark giving the nod in straight positional swaps. The Cup game kicked off at a fast tempo and it was stalemate for twenty five minutes until Fc’s Mikey payne opened the game up with a 16 yard drilled volley, Goalkeeper Stuart Greens route one kick was headed on by right winger Mike O’connell, Mikey Payne’s timely run eluded his marker and then jinxed past the on rushing Ston Easton keeper before drilling in a low volley to make it 1-0. This opened up the game and both teams started to play good football. Ston Easton headed over from a corner and a timely interception by Nigel Chantly cleared a danger. At the other end Payne and co missed some half chances, Fc’s Gaffa Glasson limped off just before half time and replaced by Damian Holton, The young left winger became instrumental in fcs win. And minutes into the second half he picked out wallis down the left flank and the powerhouse rasping shot hit the side netting.Ston Easton didn’t let up either forcing the homeside to defend deep, Skipper Crucifx held the back four together like superglue and nothing was not going to go through, Ston Easton tried there luck at two penalty claims which referee waived away, on 65 minutes the homeside doubled their lead ,left back Man of the match Mark Self disposed Ston Eastons right winger and passed to Damian Holton . Holton then picked out Mikey Payne with a 30 yard pass, payne who had pulled out to the left wing was level with the 18 yard box and whipped in a low cross. Ston eastons nearpost defender tried in vain to clear the dangerous ball but turned it into his own net to make it 2-0. Ston Easton were given a lifeline by Referee Mike Mead after Chris Ayres was deemed to nudge inside a packed box, The Farce continued when the first spot kick which hit the post had to be retaken for encroachment, by a ston Easton player!! This time it was slotted home 2-1. The spent Henrik Da Sikva was replaced by John Green. Ston Easton were now back in the game and could have grabbed a equaliser if Nigel Chantly and Mark self had not re-acted quickly , both timing their challenges well in the box and Self then clearing the ball. Keeper Stuart Green who had been redundant for most of the game also had to be alert to a snap shot volley which he calmly held, with ten minutes to go Fc wrapped up the win with a Mark Wallis solo effort. Wallis who had been motoring all game dropped into midfield and collected O’connells ball, the beefy striker then ran into the box unchallenged and picked his spot bottom left corner to make it 3-1. The last ten minutes Nathan phelps came on for Mark wallis and the homeside comfortly held out for a great result. Fc St George third win on the bounce proving that they are good enough for Division One, and hopefully a lucrative second round fixture. Final score 3-1
Squad STUART GREEN SIMON CLARK NIGEL CHANTLY MATT CRUCUIFIX MARK SELF JEFF GLASSON(DAMINA HOLTON) HERIK DA SILVA(JOHN GREEN)CHRIS AYRES MIKE O’CONNELL MARK WALLIS (NATHAN PHELPS) MIKE PAYNE SUBS NOT USED KENNEDY WILSON
L 05 oct
Farrington Albion 6 - 1 FC ST GEORGE
A dissappointed Fc Manager limped off the pitch and watched as his side crumbled against their hosts Farringston Albion, the ex premier league side relagated last season were too strong for Glassons Reshuffled side. Without key players skipper Matt Crucifix , Nigel Chantley, damian holton it seemed a stiff task for Fc to get soemthing out of this game, and a early goal from Chris Ayres against the run of play might have proved fatal for the homeside if Striker Mark wallis had hit the ball into the net and not at the keeper ten minutes later. The hosts grabbed a equaliser with the best goal of the game then proceeded to ake it three after capitalising on two bad clearnces. The second half Fc started brightly, Glasson forcing the albion keeper inot a acrobatic save and a clucth of corners failed to materialise any goals. Man of the match skipper Mikey Payne had the visitors last attempt at goal a 20 yard volley that sailed over the bar and the rest of the game was all Farringtons, Glasson and Da Silva were replaced by Jamie Davis and Simon Clark and Nathen Phelps came on for injured Chris Ayres.Farrington carried on the rout with three more goals and even had time for a dissallowed one. final score 6-1
squad s green l kennedy j green h da silva
m o'connell m davis c ayres j glasson m wallis m payne m self subs - s clark j davis d snedzik n phelps
SUN 12 OCT tony whirlow cup 2nd rd
TONY WHORLOW MEMORIAL CUP 2ND RD
FC ST GEORGE 2 - 9 TEAM FROME
A 45 second goal by Midfielder Chris Ayres silenced Premier side Team Frome who had come To St Georges looking for a quick route to the Qtr- finals of this cup. Ayres lobbed the Team Frome Keeper with a audaciouse lob from the kick off that shocked both teams and made for a interesting first half. Fc's Manager was again faced with a very bare squad and is understood to be looking for new blood after this game, He made one change and that was the formation, a bold 4-3-3. Once the hanging fog had lifted both teams settled well, Team Frome playing the ball a round and using the flanks to thier advantage, while Glassons side direct route caused thier premiership Visitors something to think about. Team frome did dominate this game but for the first twenty Fc st george did thier best to soak up the early pressure and tried to find that second goal. Striker Mark Wallis snapshot curled wide, while Ayres and Payne both had efforts saved. on 22 minutes Team frome Equalised, ball crossed in was not cleared and the ball was poked home1-1 . Ten Minutes later Fc Conceded a penalty, Keeper Stuart Green got a hand to it but it was to powerful for him to stop, 1-2 Mark Wallis who was clattered to the ground in a 50-50 challenge went off early and Youngster Jamie Davis replaced him up front.Team Frome were in total control and a third was added just before half time. 1-3. The second half started brightly for the home side but this soon died out and Team frome put another two past a dismayed Stuart Green to make it 1-5, John Green then replaced lee kennedy. Fc st George then had another good ten minute spell but without reward.Team Frome continued the rout with another two goals before Ayres was replaced by Nathan Phelps.With ten minutes to go Mikey payne nearly grabbed a goal for the homeside but flashed his bullet header wide. Team Frome added thier last goals with five minutes to go to finsh the route-1-9 , There was
still time tho for Skipper Mikey Payne to grab a Goal to give his side some pride. final score 2-9.
squad S GREEN L KENNEDY N CHANTLY M SELF M DAVIES
C AYRES J GLASSON M O'CONNELL M WALLIS H DA SILVA M PAYNE SUBS USED J GREEN J DAVIS N PHELPS
mom - mark davies ( consistant and instrumental )
FC ST GEORGE 1 - 3 WEAVER FC
NO MATCH REPORT BUT GAME WAS CLOSE
FC ST GEORGE HIT FOR SIX IN DERBY GAME
ARTISANS 6- 0 FC ST GEORGE
Warminster Town Sunday league sides Fc st George and Artisans met for the first of two back to back league games last Sunday at St Georges fields. The pitch is home for both teams and with ideal weather conditions and the added zest of a derby game ,it would have be a close encounter if Fc st George had fielded their strongest line-out. Manager Glasson was left frustrated by the lack of first team players, his aging bones forcing him to retire and a referee who should have. Glasson was missing regulars Chris Ayres, Mike Occonnell , both Sean and Daimian Holton and skipper Matt Crucuifx, In Come Simon Clark and Mark wallis back from injury, While Nigel Chantly and Henrik Da Silva played through chest infections. Considering the option available Fc St George did match their hosts for a good half an hour, and had a penalty goal disallowed after the referee spotted a Fc player encroach the box when Mikey Payne scored from the spot. Seems a Fa Directive says that the ref can give a free kick to the opposing team rather than have a retake, This seemed to stun Fc who for five minutes were all at sea. Da Silva who only lasted the half hr was replayed by Polishman Daruis Sedzik who added more agony to Glassons side when he let his marker jinx past him to easily and the Artisams Winger put in a cross which was headed in at the far post. 1-0, another defensisve error conceded a penalty yet another silly goal beating keeper Green 2-0.
The second half saw Youngster Shaun Parhew come off with a good performance under his belt and replaced my Jamie Wilson another youngster with talent who didn’t get into the game until the last ten minutes. Fc Started brightly after their half time respite and should have got back into the game after Man of the Match Mark Davis lifted a cross from the left flank found unmarked simon clark a yard from goal, but he shot straight at the keeper who parried for a corner. This was the closest Fc had been to scoring all game and the only one of that half. Artisans turned up the tempo, and ran riot after that, The Referee handed them two goals by not seeing too Foul Throws, both resulting in Goals. John Green limped off and was replayed by another youth product Nathan Phelps. Artisnas now were lining up with a b;izt of free kicks corners and jinxing runs into the box, Stuart Green pulled off some fine saves to give his side some pride. But he could not do anything when a free kick was deflect past him by Jamie Davis and with five minutes to go Artisans wrapped up the game with a sixth goal. FINAL SCORE 6-0
SQUAD STUART GREEN SIMON CLARK NIGEL CHANTLY JOHN GREEN LEE KENNEDY HENRIK DA SILVA SHAUN PARHAM MARK WALLIS MARK DAVIES MARK SELF MIKEY PAYNE
SUBS USED NATHAN PHELPS JAMIE DAVIS DARUIS SEDZIK
NOT USED CRAIG WILSON
L SUN 09 NOV H ARTISANS
FC ST GEORGE 1 – 4 ARTISANS
If you spot someone searching desperately among the mountains of Wiltshire trash it will be the Fc’s Manager Js Glasson looking for his Boots. The bewildered Welshman saw his side go from hero’s to zeros in a fifthteen minute spell in a second half comeback by the Artisians. Glassons transformed side totaly deserved their 1-0 lead into the break m but all their hard work and labouring vanished in a eventful second half. Two enforced substitutes and a sending off only added to Glassons fifth defeat in a row.
Manager Glasson made five changes from the side that lost 6-0 to Artisans last week, the major one Chris Ayres debutising in Goal with Da Silva and Stuart Green unavailable. Simon Clark, Sean Parhew and John Green also dropped and in came Mike O.connell. Sean Holton,Martin Read and Skipper Matt Crucefix. The Fc St George looked quite strong With Sean Holton sitting in defence alongside kennedy Chantly and Mark Self and it showed in the early exchanges, and throughout the first half there was no difference between the two sides, O Connell and Read on the wings brought the flanks alive and Captain Crucefix and Mark Davies winning everything in the middle and unlike last week Wallis and Payne had supply and support. Artisans played their usually game off riding the tide then pushing the button, but they were on the cosh in spells and Mikey payne came closest to opening the scoring on 22 minutes scooping the ball over the bar from two yards. Payne also tested the keeper from long range a minute later. But on the half hour Glassons side scored from direct play, Keeper for the day Chris Ayres Goal kick was knocked on into the path of Payne , a mix up between to Artisan defenders gave the prolific striker time to jinx past the on coming keeper and send home the ball in to the open net 1-0. With no respite Artisans then had a good ten minutes, where some desperate Fc defending and some good keeping by Ayres kept their one nil lead into the second half.
The second half resumed as it ended and Fc looked good for their lead against the Division One Leaders, Mark Davies always the creative one , Skipper Matt Crucifix the battler who had a rare outing in the middle. Sean Holton sweeping up at the back. O.connell overlaps down the right flank, and strikers Mark wallis and Mike Payne challenging for everything, artisans would need to change something sooner or later, and it came!!!. The Artisans made three changes with half hour to go one being ex yew tree player Sesan oyetuga , and they resorted to playing the ball long. The changes seemed to make a impact and they forced a couple of freekicks and corners before grabbing a equaliser on 56 minutes. The initial ball into the box was parried away by Ayres, the ball seemed to be going out for a corner but quick reactions by a Artisan drilled in back in low and through the melee of players it was struck home 1-1. This turned the game and 15 minutes to go Sean Holton and Martin Read signalled they could not continue and were replaced by Simon Clark and Youngster Steven Phelps on his debut, Skipper Crucefix returned to the back as Glasson went Defensive. This was a blow to Glasson who had little options on the bench and any probing foward was lacking support . Artisans then pushed that button and they grabbed the chance to take the lead through a penalty. The artisans attack force walzed through the Fc defence, past Keeper Ayres and had Fc’s Skipper between them and a Goal. The skipper sliding to the floor only to feel the ball bounce of his chest and along his arm. Referee T. MccATHY Immiatly pointing to the spot and sending the Skipper for a early bath. The Penalty was duly shipped home.1-2. Ten minutes to go it was then1-3. Substitute Simon Clark bad touch off Lee Kennedys throw let in the Artisian striker who ran from the halfway and put a low shot past keeper Chirs Ayres. Artisans then sealed their comeback with a thunderous shot from 18 yards to complete Fc St Georges misery. Final score 1-4
Squad CHRIS AYRES LEE KENNEDY SEAN HOLTON NIGEL CHANTLY MARK SELF MARTIN READ MIKE O.Connell mark Davies matt crucifix mark Wallis mikey Payne
Subs simon clark, steven phelps
Not used Nathan phelps craig Wilson john green
L SUN 30 NOV A Asda
ADSA 6 - 0 FC ST GEORGE
ASDA GIVE NO XMAS CHING CHING
FC travelled to Maiden Brady to face Asda FC. The squad travelled very light with only the bare 11 players, this was not what Manager Js Glasson wanted who wanted to win this game to kick start FCs season again, this through another spanner in the teams plans as one of the 11 players might have had to run the line. Captain M Curcifix had a word with the referee on his arrive but this was a no goer the referee insisted that one o FCs 11 players had to run the lien. Up stood J Green to offer his services.
The game kicked off in a blizzard and things got worse for FC when after ten minutes Asda scored with a goal mouth scramble and then going through Mark Self’s legs. 1-0. then 5 minutes that they made it 2-0. Fc were defending like crazy at this point but did produce some good attacking football but only for the boggy pitch or the first touch letting them down. M Payne went close just after the ½ hour mark when M Wails combined a 1-2 with S Green who put a through ball to M Payne.
Asda managed to score 2 more goals, as FCs defence was stretched, before the referee blew his whistle for ½ time. The second half saw J Green come on for J Davies. M Curcifix moving out to right wing and J Green slotting in to central defence along side M O’Connell. Asda pushed there extra man up front in this half and they made it work straight away the ball being played down the left by their left winger the cross came in and got deflect up in the air and then a bit of confusion between N Phelps and J Green saw the Asda striker slot the ball home past the stranded keeper H Da Silva. Asda scored another to make it 6 -0. Fc thought a comeback was on the cards when M Payne was fouled in the box and won a penalty. M Payne duly stepped up to take it. On his approach his standing foot slipped and he lost all hi power in the shot and it was an easier save for the Asda keeper. FC had very few chances after this M Wails having a powerful shot across the goal. FC defended well to keep the score as low as possible.
FC never got out of the starting blocks and the first 2 quick goals stunned them and it was all up hill from then on
Squad H. Da Silva, L Kennedy, M Curcifix, M O’Conner, N Phelps, J Davis, M Wallis, M Self, S Green, M Payne
Subs Used- J Green
L DEC 28TH
Smash & Grab
Team Frome Two 3 - 4 Fc St George
Fc St George got back to wining ways his week with a come back win after going 1- 0 in front against Team Frome Two. Fc fielded a much stronger side then in previous weeks with the return of skipper Matt Curcifix, Chris Ayres and Mark Davis and a strong bench with N Phelps, S Parham, C Wilson and new signing Chris Davis. Fc lined up in a 4-4-2 formation with S Green in goal as regular keeper Da Silva still sidelined.
The game started off as any game would after Christmas with both teams looking like they had two many mince pies and turkey a few days earlier. Fc socked up some pressure in the first 20 Mins before taking the lead with a through ball to M Wallis who duely took the chance to score his first league goal of the season. With the sun in there eyes Fc soaked up more pressure till on the half hour mark when some miss understanding between the back four let Team Frome Two back into the game with a strike that keeper Green could not do anything about. 5 Mins later another mix up at the back saw a floated ball from the right and 3 of the back four up looking for off side saw Team Frome striker head the ball pass a stranded Green. After 40 Mins left back J Green had to be subed off after a tackle left him with a dead leg and he could hardly walk let alone run. Youngster N Phelps replaced him as a straight swap. Fc soaked up the pressure till the end of the half. Half time score 2-1. Fc regrouped at half time and saw some better passing of the ball and was using the wing players of D Holton and M O’Connell to run in to the corners of the sloping pitch and holding the ball up. M Payne goal scoring draught for Fc came to an end when a lightly floated free kick came in from C Ayres, that had the Frome keeper stranded, looked like it was going in but M Payne had to make sure of it and put it between the post to make it 2-2. 10 Mins after his some poor making saw N Phelps on the wrong side of his man he was marking and the Frome winger hit the ball from the 18 yard box over a stranded Green to make it 3-2. L Kennedy was then replaced by C Davis who went to play on the right wing and M O’Connell went to right back. Fc played the balls feet and got the balls in to the channels and played some good football that started to open Frome’s back four up all the pressure resulted to corners. M Davis floated a corner in which was flapped at by the Frome keeper who did not get anything on it and up popped M O’Connell at the back post and slotted it pass the recovering keeper to make it 3-3. D Holton was then replaced by S Parham due to an injury cased y a ball being stuck in to his nerther regions area. There was still 5 mins on the clock when striker M Payne slotted the ball passed the Frome keeper to make it 3-4 the final score.
Fc needed this win to get there season back on track and go in to the new year on a high. With no game now till the 11th Jan manager Glasson hopes that there turn out with be good at training and the team can build on this smash and grab win.
Team S Green, L Kennedy, M Curcifix, C Ayres, J Green, M O’Connell, M Davis, M Self, D Holton, M Wails, M Payne. Subs used, C Davis, S Phelps, N Phelps. Subs Not Used C Wilson.
L SUN 04 JAN A Purnells Sports 6-0
PENATLY LEAVES FC GUTTED
STON EASTON 4 4 FC ST GEORGE
MIKE O'CONNELL 24 PEN 70
MARK WALLIS 57
ROBERT JACQUES 67
Supersub Darius Sedzik sparked a comeback for Fc St George after coming on in the 55th minute. The polish Fringe Player Replacing the spent Jamie Davis. Was just a minute into his appearance when he crossed in a low wicked ball from the left that the keeper misheld and Mark wallis was able to tap in from close range to level the scores 2-2. This was followed ten minutes later with yet another cross. Skipper Matt Crucifx playing in midfielder had time and space to pick out Sedziks run and the Polishman volleyed a powerful shot across the face of goal, Again the keeper misjudged his hold and Rob Jacques was able to tap in his first for his new club and give his side a derseved lead 2-3 and make it a interesting last fifthteen . All this coming after a explosive eventful first half. Player Manager had a Sunday morning headache with team selection as all but 13 of his squad were available. A shortage of keepers meant new signing Chris Davis became the smallest keeper in the league and there were Starts for Youngsters Craig Wilson and Jamie Wilson. The Gaffa drafted himself back in from Retirement and Rob Jacques partnered Wallis up front as Mikey Payne joined the ranks of the injured. The Reshuffled squad applied themselves well against Bottom side Ston Easton and started the brighter, Fc dominated much of the match and Jacques was deneied a opening goal on three minutes by a inch perfect offside rule. Man of the match Mike O’connel was influencual in this game and he picked out Wallis a couple minutes later who scupped his shot wide and Jacque three minutes later who again was thrawted by the linesman. It was Ston Easton who opened the scoring on ten minutes from a corner. Keeper Chris Davis had no chance with the bullet header from the Ston Easton Scorer. 1-0. Fc St George went straight up the pitch from the centre again O’CONNELL picked out wallis with a through ball, and his first time shot bounced of the keeper and Jacques had time to back heel the ball into the open net, only to see the linesman flag in the air for a bizarre offside. Skipper Matt Crucifx was right to appeal to referre Paul Davidson but his words were waved away. Ston Easton then went up the pitch and won a corner. The Corner kick was poorly cleared and Ston Easton poked in their second 2-0. Half way throught the half and Fc St George were still the better side and Reward did come when Matt Crucifx FOUND Jacques in the Ston Easton box and The Referee pointed to the spot when he was nudged to the ground. With a clutch of Players feeling confident skipper Crucuifx gave the ball to O’connell who duly shot home into the middle of the net 2-1. There was no let off in Fcs game and they were denied by some good goalkeeping and Jacques hitting the sidenetting from a cute angle and Wallis again stopped by the linesmans flag. The second half carried on from the first as ston Easton took the game to Fc st George but rarely made it past the defence of Craig Wilson ,john green ,lee kennedy ,and Gaffa Glasson. And it was the same for Ston Easton as they shored up at the back and kept wallis and Jacques at bay. It was not until Glasson made his first substitute bringing on pacey Sedzik for the spent Jamie Davis that his side began to get behind the defence and with two quickfire goals in ten minutes they looked comfortable on their 2-3 lead. And it looked like Ston Easton has racked up their eleventh defeat of the season when Crucifix picked out O’Connel who ran into the box jinxed past two defenders and a keeper and placed his shot to make it 2-4. With fifteen minutes to go Ston Easton made three changes and pushed players up and after three corners and three point blank saves by Davis they finally got a third goal. 3-4.the homeside did find themselves swamped at the back when the visitors countered and were fortunate that Wallis Jacques and O’connell shots were turned away for corners. With Five minutes to go it was backs to the wall for Glassons side and they were gutted when the referrre pointed the spot after a ston Easton player fell to his knees in the box after Mark self had won the ball. The penalty was shipped home for Ston Eastons first point of the season. There was time for Daruis Sedzik to hit a curling first time volley after seeing the keeper off his line and lee kennedy had a chance for glory but opted to bring Jacques into play who saw his shot blocked by a oncoming defender. Crucifxs curling corner which was headed out of danger was the last action of the game. Final score 4-4
“It was disappointing not to come away with all three points, but we applied ourselves well and i wont mention we are missing key players because we didn’t miss them today it would have been nice to have options on the bench, but besides our stand in keeper we had a first eleven capable of winning this game."
SQUAD CHRIS DAVIS CRAIG WILSON LE KENNEDY JOHN GREEN JEFF GLASSON MIKE O'CONNELL(MOM) MATT CRUCUIFX M SELF J DAVIS M WALLIS R JACQUES
SUNDS DARUIS SEDZIK NATHAN PHELPS
L SUN 01 FEB A Team Frome Two