Northwood FC Res v Sandown FC Res, pre-season friendly, Sat 8 Aug 2020 – match report
The reserves open their preseason with a trip to Northwood, a great warm up for the league.
With the two sides due to play each other in the upcoming league, both were ready to give it all they’ve got.
In temperatures of 32+ with no breeze, playing conditions were tough, both teams agreed to 40 minutes each way.
In the first half we fought hard and tried to fulfil every opportunity, with some great positives to come out of this. As we approached half time we were holding the lead 3-1 with goals from Monty (2) and Dicker (1).
As we fought against the heat, the temperature continued to rise and half time was a welcomed refuel.
As the whistle blew for the second half, we continued this effort, fighting for every ball. Half time changes gave those on the bench an opportunity to perform and maintain the lead.
As the second half continued the boys pushed through the heat with some good footwork to hold the ball, with a few slips through the feet Northwood stepped up to follow through with another 3 goals on target and a shot on target from Sandown’s Smart (1).
A great effort from the boys, fighting throughout the game, endless positives to come out of the game.
Despite the draw both halves showed many positives from both sides and league games are likely to be just as close as we meet later on in the year.
A close draw, with great effort for the first friendly for Sandown Reserves with a 4-4 finish.
MOTM Monty a great performance from a young player with lots of potential well done mate.
DOTD Jacob Gammon need to say no more.
Team: Woods, Gammon, Coe, Holmes, Kenning, Leslie, Porter, Jones, Dicker, Spinul-Ioannou, Bardell, Smart, Brown, Iley, Worboyes, T Payne.
Further scheduled pre-season friendlies for 2020/21 (subject to change at short notice):
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
Saturday 5th August 2020 – Sandown FC pre-season friendlies