Wroxall FC v Sandown FC A Team, pre-season friendly, Sat 15 Aug 2020 – match report
The first game of pre-season for the A Team saw a trip to Wroxall, who play in the Isle of Wight Second Division, two leagues higher than Sandown A.
With a squad of 17 we were feeling quietly optimistic about our chances against a strong Wroxall team.
The first 20 minutes saw Sandown A dominating the game, and having a lot of possession in Wroxall’s half of the pitch. With a lot of pace up front we were finding good opportunities with balls over the top of the Wroxall defence, and quickly took the lead with a well taken finish from Keiron Illman. Closely followed by a second goal, this time by Owen Goodall. A lapse of concentration by the Sandown defence let Wroxall in to make the score 2-1 shortly before half time.
The second half started very much like the first and Sandown were again controlling the game with possession of the ball. A lot of chances were created in the second half as Wroxall legs got tired, being out of possession for the majority of the game and having to chase the ball, and eventually Nathan Barlow made the score 3-1 and finished the game off.
A great win for the young lads of Sandown A Team, against a physical and determined Wroxall side. We were delighted with the attitude of the team, and have high hopes for the new season.
MOTM was Lee Illman, as the most experienced player of the team it was his leadership as Captain that helped the younger lads manage the game as well as they did.
DOTD goes to Jacob Harvey who after being told what to do with his dirty kit, did what most teenagers do and threw it in a heap on the floor for an adult to sort out. Poor housekeeping.
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