Adgestone FC v Sandown FC 1st, pre-season friendly, Sat 8 Aug 2020 – match report

Pre Season Friendly
Adgestone FC v Sandown FC First Team
Saturday 8th August – 1400 KO
Nine Acres, Newport.
Sponsored by CR Mortgages

Adgestone FC v Sandown FC 1st, pre-season friendly, Sat 8 Aug 2020 – match report

The first team started pre-season with a trip to Adgstone FC who play in the Isle of Wight 2nd Division.

In temperatures topping 32 degrees at pitch side and very little breeze, playing conditions were extremely hard. However, with a squad of 15 we were confident of using the game to allow players to get to know each and get some well needed football.

With Covid 19 regulations in force it was a strange day, changing outside, spectators spread around the ground in small groups, advised no marking at corners and free kicks !!!! We will move on.

Today’s squad welcomed Sam Yates, Sonny Mullholland, Jordan Cook, Matt Oatley, Ellery Snow, Ethan Barsdell and Lee Jones to the club, all of whom have joined us this season.

The first 20 minutes saw Sandown having 90% of the possession and some good football. This was the theme throughout the full 90 minutes, however, with numerous chances, we could not find the back of the net.

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The home team did score twice after a lack of concentration from our linesman (who was talking about a cold beer after the game) and saw Adgestone run out 2 -0 winners.

The score line did not reflect the game, and with such high possession, we were pleased with what we saw. Even in high temperatures, the work rate and tempo was very good, especially from Ellery Snow who did not stop running all afternoon.

There is a potential that this season we will see 80% of the first team being new players, so it will take time for us to gel. But with the potential of a couple more players heading Sandowns way, the season is looking as though it could be a good season.

MOTM was Sonny Mullholland, who at 17 years old came to the club this season with the new A Team and after impressing in training deserved a starting place at right back. a great debut.

DOTD goes to Sam Yates, who at the social distancing post match garden party decided to drop a crate of 24 beers (glass bottles) that belonged to Lewis Wade, and I can’t remember him apologising! YBKH.

Thanks also to one of our sponsors Andrew Cooper Photography for the great images and we look forward to seeing more over the course of the season.

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Further scheduled pre-season friendlies for 2020/21 (subject to change at short notice):

Saturday 15th August 2020 – Sandown FC pre-season friendlies

Wroxall FC v Sandown FC A Team, 3.30pm KO
Vectis FC v Sandown FC Res, 2pm KO

Tuesday 18th August 2020 – Sandown FC pre-season friendlies

Coburg v Sandown FC Res, 6pm KO

Saturday 22nd August 2020 – Sandown FC pre-season friendlies

Coburg FC v Sandown FC First, 630pm KO

Saturday 29th August 2020 – Sandown FC pre-season friendlies

Seaview FC v Sandown FC Res, 12pm KO
Seaview FC v Sandown FC First, 2pm KO

Saturday 5th August 2020 – Sandown FC pre-season friendlies

East Cowes Vics FC v Sandown FC First, 1pm KO
East Cowes Vics FC v Sandown FC Res, 3pm KO

Please see Sandown FC social media channels (Facebook and Instagram) or this website for updates on fixtures.