Kinoulton Villa 4 v 0 West Bridgford Notts
Date: January 10th 2016
Venue: Bilborough College
Starting Line Up
KVV Goal Scorers: Wheeldon, Thompson, Skinner, Gardner
Man of the Match: Elliott
Villa put their defensive frailties of the past few games to bed with a solid clean sheet against a pacey West Bridgford side on a soggy pitch in Bilborough. Manager Haywood had a large squad to choose from and was blessed with being able to name 3 substitutes for the first time since September.
On a blustery day, Villa kicked off with the wind behind them and quickly assumed a dominant position. Colin and Mark were working well together on the right hand side to create a number of early chances whilst even Tom was having a half decent game making some good runs and overlaps down the left. Byron was also enjoying an open game in Central Midfield even though he was meant to be playing wide left.
Villa’s first goal came direct from a Mark corner which caught a good gust of wind making the keeper powerless to prevent it flying into the top corner. Villa should have been two goals up only 5 minutes later when Skinner was hacked down in the area only for the Bridgford keeper somehow managing to get his body behind Tommo’s thunderbolt penalty to keep the deficit at one. His efforts were in vain, however, as Tommo soon made amends when he latched on to a loose ball to lob the ball over the keeper to make it 2-0 and it stayed that way until the half time break.
West Bridgford seemed to find a new lease of life at the start of the second half. With the wind behind them, the speedy youngsters began to pose a threat. But for all of their pace and enthusiasm, they couldn’t outwit the experience and know-how of the Villa defence with Tony and man of the match Colin allowing nothing through.
Just as in the previous Villa game, it was club legend Terry Linley that sealed the victory for Villa. Introduced at half time, the now impact player, was pivotal in winning the momentum back for Villa before laying on both the third and the fourth goals for Skinner and Jim respectively. In between the two goals, It might have been a hat-trick of assists for Linley had it not been for a poor call from Mark at the far post in when Jim was just about to knock the ball into the net from 2 yards. Upon hearing the call, Jim unselfishly shinned it wide fully expecting Mark to complete the move. Sadly, Mark was not in the position Jim expected and the move was made to look like another dreadful miss from young Gardner.
Final score Villa 4, Bridgford 0.