Home Match vs Holt United FC (MDPL)


Saturday 24 September 2011


Magna Dorset Premier League 2011/12


Sherborne Town Reserves


0-6 (Home Defeat)

Match Report

Sherborne Town Reserves are still looking for their first win in the Magna Dorset Premier League this season, after falling to a 6-0 defeat to visitors, Holt United.

Sherborne Town Reserves manager, Dave Gudge said: ''Once again the score does not reflect the game. We played football properly for 90% of this match and came away with many plus points.

We passed the ball well, the link up play worked most of the time, the ball was popped around quickly, our work rate on and off the ball was good and we created many chances. Unfortunately for us, we didn't put away our chances and Holt did.

They played lump it and chase it football in the first half and got lucky three times, they were also given a penalty for a nothing incident when our keeper let the ball run out of play and their player stumbled across his path well after the ball had gone for a goal kick. Once again the Ref gave a goal kick and his assistant gave the spot kick, and our hero of the day, 18yr old Josh Welsh saved it well (and he has never played in goal before today). Then from the resulting corner we switched off for a split second and they scored.

They also scored from a clear off-side position for the next goal. The third came from an error by us at the back (these things happen sometimes). Having said that, we still tried to play football in the correct manner. Mistakes happen in football and we are still learning.

In the second half we came out still playing football, and once again they hoofed the ball over the top and chased, which looks just as ugly in the second half as it did in the first half. They were flattered with the final scoreline, and the rub of the green didn't go in our favour, but I will stick to my principles and we will keep playing proper football and we will in turn start getting the results we deserve, and we will produce good players in the long run for this football club. (Let’s not worry yet as the performances are improving week by week).

At the end of the day we may have come second in a football match, but we were the only team trying to play football, and our discipline was great too. And our team spirit is something special also.

So to all my players whom I have told once before, ‘Good Players can play on any surface’ and you all proved that today - we get over it and move on, Simples!

I will now leave you all with my thought for the week; ‘We are all the same size when the ball is on the floor and if God wanted us to play football in the sky, he would have put grass up there.’ ''