Kinoulton Villa Vets 9 v 0 Tollerton
Date: October 22nd 2016
Starting Line Up
KVV Goal Scorers: Thompson.S (4), Thomas.C (2), Wheeldon (2), Burghart
Man of the Match: Thompson.S
With only 11 fit or available players and up against a team that Villa have historically struggled against, on paper, this looked like it could well be the toughest challenge of the season to date. As it turned out, it was another walk in the park for a team that has now scored 43 goals in just 6 games, conceding only 8 along the way.
In truth, Villa sensed that the game was there to be won in the opening stages when right back supremo Doug, holding his position superbly, popped up at the left post to almost open the scoring after just a few minutes. On this rare occasion, his normally faultless aerial ability seemed to escape him and his effort went just metres wide.
Villa didn't have to wait long to take the lead. Goal machine and man of the match Tommo, notching his first of four with a strong header from a Mark Wheeldon cross. Tommo has now scored 14 goals in just six game. It might have been even more had he not limped off after 5 minutes in the 12-0 victory against Wollaton.
The second goal was almost a carbon copy of the first. Only this time Doug, in his new marauding wing back position, was the provider and Cliff was the finisher, stretching his neck to place the ball perfectly into the top corner.
Tollerton's young team were shellshocked by this early onslaught and whilst they tried to fight their way back into the game, all of their efforts proved futile with stand in skipper Tom Clarke bossing the defensive line, even making the occasional David Luiz style venture forward to great effect.
Sadly for Tollerton, their one old boy was playing left back up against one of Villa's youngest and most definitely fastest player. Even sadder was the fact that Mark was in no mood to offer any sympathy and spent the whole 90 minutes terrorising the poor guy to the point where he was almost crying. It is highly likely that he will never play football again.
Indeed it was Mark who grabbed the third when he broke clean of the offside trap to be faced with a one on one with the Tollerton keeper. It was here that Villa's mid-season training camp proved it's worth. Having revealed his hidden hip-twisting, shoe-shuffling shimmy talents on the dance floors of Newcastle, it was a foregone conclusion when he Salsa'd his way past the keeper and calmly slotted the ball home.
With Tommo making it 4-0 before the half time break the game was all but over. The second half was played at a canter with Mark and Byron continuing to dominate down the flanks, Simon and Skinner controlling the midfield and the 2 Tom's at the back clearing any hint of a threat. More goals came from Cliff, Mark and Tommo before Byron also finally opened his account for the season with a goal direct from a corner.
At 9-0 the game turned into a bit of a farce. Having had very little to do in the second half, Tom tried to make it interesting by giving Tollerton repeated corners but even that didn't inspire the opposition. Jeff the Ref finally put them out of their misery and Villa maintained their 100% record for the season.