The Marches 2 
30/11/2019, 2:00 pm
Ross-on-Wye A
2 - 4
John Kyrle High School
Mens 3rd XI

Match Report

The home side started the day one point, and one place, behind South Glos B, making this the proverbial six-pointer.
And that makes this deserved win all the sweeter.
Captain Tim reminded his men that they were slow to start last week, and demanded a better start in what was expected to be a competitive contest.
And the 3s responded to his call, starting with focus and intent.
The home side was pinned inside their half early on, forced to rely on counter attacking play and South Glos applied plenty of early pressure.
Tbe red and blacks were rewarded when they won a short corner, from which a Mark Baldwin bullet-like shot found the backboard.
The home side threatened a few times and proved they had a few players who could really hit the ball, and South Glos rode their luck a few times, being slow to set when the opponents had a free hit, and with some sloppy marking.
Ross-on-Wye equalised but South Glos didnt let them rally. They upped the pressure and finished the first half 2-1 up thanks to Monners.
South Glos started the second half well, with Jake and Jordan’s penetrating runs and pace giving the home side plenty to think about.
Ross-on-Wye drew level for a second time but again South Glos didnt let their heads drop.
James and Mark pug in some solid defensive work, Monners showed some nice stick control, and everyone played their part.
Then South Glos seemed to find an extra gear stepped up the pressure and deservedly took all three points thanks to a Simon Begbey brace.
I cant recall, in my 11 years, ever seeing South Glos B score four goals in consecutive games but then, this is shaping up to be the most successful season for many years.
Twice in my 11 years we have finished a season with more than 20 points.
A win next week will see us hit 22 points with the season only half done.
Todays defeat sees Ross-on-Wye slip to sixth, replaced by Wootton-under-edge, who we face next week and with them 3 points behind us, it’s another six-pointer.
A win will see us ho into the Christmas break having broken the 20 point barrier and with daylight between us and the team behind us; it could be a four point cushion or a six point breather.
Either way, we have plenty to play for at Bradley Stoke next Saturday in our last game of 2019.
And there’s every reason to hope we can.make it three wins in three.


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