Match Report – Westfield II (League) Saturday 5th October 2019
East Sussex Football League
Westfield II 2-1 South Coast Athletico
Saturday 5th October 2019
Chopbacks fall to first league defeat
A slow start by the Chopbacks led to Westfield II taking an early lead in the 6th minute due to the Westfield II number 10 managing to wriggle his way through the Chopbacks defence and fire home an early lead.
Finally the Chopbacks seemed to switch on and started to try and get a foothold in the game with some intricate passing moves leading to various shooting chances for both Jack Bloomfield & Connor Easton.
On the 42nd minute Connor Easton gambled on a lose ball chipped over an onrushing keeper thinking he had pulled one back only for the ball to rattle the crossbar.
The halftime team talk by Sam Cook was brutal and much deserved reminding the players exactly what standards they had set themselves in the past and what was required in the second half.
Connor Easton found himself clean through on the left wing baring down on goal but the angle proved too narrow for him to find a way past the keeper forcing a save.
Westfield II to their credit went into game management mode and concentrated on being organised and compact in the middle of the field reducing the time and space for the Chopback midfield to play their game.
Despite all efforts the Chopbacks failed to find an equalizer and the game finished 2-1 to Westfield II who will be delighted to have taken a second successive undefeated record from teams in Division 2 in a row.
Much work is needed by the Chopbacks who didn’t look or play like themselves during this game and they will be keen to put this minor setback behind them and get back to winning ways.
Next week sees the visit of St Leonards Social II.
Man of the Match
Brad Owens (48)
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