Sunday, 9 March 2014

Green Dragon 5-0 T8's

Venue: Titchfield Park, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire

Competition: Notts Sunday League Premier Premier

Scorers: Kane Matthews (5, 29), Johnny Bernard (49), OG (60), Josh Haskey (84)

Last season's League Champions, T8's, are struggling this season, this was only their 8th game of the campaign and from the kick off they looked like a team who had played very little football together.  

Apparently Dragon were more or less at full strength, and they looked to take the game to their opponents from the off.  Danny Taylor crashed a 20 yard shot off the foot of Jake Pearson's post in the first minute, then KANE MATTHEWS 25 yard speculative effort four minutes later, took a deflection and looped over the keeper's outstretched arms.

A great start from the homesters, and with their defence repelling all that was thrown at them, a shock result looked to be on the cards. MATTHEWS was on the scoresheet again on 29,  tapping in from close range after great work down the right from Bernard.  H-T 2-0

Johnny Bernard (11) and Damien Mann (7)

BERNARD grabbed Dragon's third goal four minutes after the restart, nodding home Matthews' superb cross from the left at the far post.  With an hour played,  the Dragon keeper launched a  perfect long ball and T8's defender Shaun Austin tried to nod it back to Pearson, but managed only to lift the ball over him and into the back of the net.

The fifth goal for the home team came with 6 to play. Another long kick from the keeper was controlled well by JOSH HASKEY and slotted past Pearson from an acute angle.  F-T 5-0