Kinoulton Villa Vets 0 v 6 Tollerton Rangers
Date: September 7th 2014
Starting Line Up
Final Score: KVV FC 0 v 6 Tollerton Rangers
KVV Goal Scorers:
Man of the Match: Simon Smith
With Kinoulton Villa carrying over 200 years compared to their youthful opposition, this was always going to be a tough game. Villa battled hard though, with some good football in the first half particularly down the flanks with both new signings, Mark and Chris showing some nice touches. Nobby and Tony were proving powerhouses at the back managing to nullify most of Rangers' attacks. Villa struggled to create any clear cut chances, however, and after a couple of minor lapses in concentration, Villa went in at half time 2-0 down.
Some tactical changes at the break some the appearance of the ever youthful Terry Linley on the right hand side with Mark Belton pushed into a more forward role. Villa skipper, Tony Baldwin, was also quick to lambast the players for a lack of discipline having witnessed some of the team taking their frustrations out on the referee.
Villa started the second half well, playing some nice football across the midfield and with Mark looking increasingly threatening up front. Making his second appearance of the game, Chris Dafforne again showed some great skills on the left hand side. A brilliant dummy, turn and 5 yard burst very nearly resulted in an ambulance having to be called to resuscitate him. Depsite the promise, Rangers' hit a stunning third that left Jeffo rooted to the spot. From this point on, it was always going to be an uphill challenge for the ageing legs of the Villa team depsite playing downhill.
The team continued to battle led by inspirational, lead by example, skipper Tony Baldwin. With Tony's words from half time echoing in everyone's head, it was great to watch as Tony picked up the ball on the edge of his area and make a surging drive towards the half way line before being pulled back viciously, only for the referee to wave play on. Feeling slightly hard done by, Tony then proceeded to abuse the referee for most of the remainder of the game.
Colin, not to be outdone by Chris, was also showing some great skills on the left hand side. His impressive dummy completely outwitted the opposition attacker but sadly not the other forward who was stood 2 foot behind him on the edge of the six yard box and calmly slotted into an empty net as Jeff was having a lie down.
As legs tired, and the tempo slowed, manager Jeff Haywood looked to inject some fresh pace into the game with the introduction of supersub Rob Thomas. But sadly, not even he could prevent a further 2 late goals from Rangers with the final score a flattering although not undeserved 6-0.
By far, KVV FC's worst scoreline in a long time but by no means their worst performance. With a strong squad now in place and some key players set to return, this result will hopefully be soon forgotten.