Match Summaries Week Three
Men’s 1’s returned to winning ways with a 2-1 away win at Worthing. Crowborough opened the scoring mid way through the 1st half with Dan Lang turning in a deflected drag flick effort from James Partridge. Worthing equalised early in the second half with a deflected cross finding it’s way in at the back post. Crowborough pushed back creating opportunities but were frustrated as chance after chance just couldn’t be converted. With 2 mins to go, Dan Lang received the ball wide on the right and drove a cross straight across the goal finding Freddie Lee who calmly wrong footed both marker and keeper slotting the ball into the back of the Net. Jake Flynn earned Player of the Match.
Ladies Ones travelled to playing Worthing Ones with a flat 11 players. After a fast start from Worthing they scored within the first minute. The team dusted themselves off and were back on level terms within a few minutes. The first half was end to end with some lovely passing moves out from the back. The half finished 2-2 with the a first half brace from Kate. With all to play for in the second half the team battled hard but were undone by some skilful and well executed Worthing goals. Borough fought from the beginning to end and even with Kate grabbing all 4 goals, they couldn't quite do enough to get a result, ending up losing 6-4. The team left the pitch proud of their team work, hard work and the determination they had shown with some lovely flowing moves played throughout the game. Player of the match was the team.
The Mens Twos welcomed Eastbourne Fours to Beacon looking to build on their unbeaten start to the season. The Crows started brightly, quickly asserting their style and taking control of the game. Joe Joyce opened the scoring following a well-worked move. Joyce soon doubled the lead after more good play. Alex Seath then got in on the act after being expertly fed by Ian Easton. Joyce completed a first half hat-trick once again assisted by Easton. The Crows weren't done yet, though as Easton wobbled past multiple defenders before coolly slotting home for Borough to go in at half time 5-0 to the good and cruising. Eastbourne fought back in the second half, offering a much sterner test as the Crow's first half exertions and the warm weather took their toll. Eastbourne found a goal half way through the second half, but the Crows responded immediately as Will Sermon picked up the ball inside his own half, drove down the right wing, leaving three Eastbourne players in his wake, before picking out Joyce who duly applied the finish with the confidence of a player with three goals already to his name. Eastbourne didn't give up though, continuing to carry a threat going forwards, they converted a penalty corner at the second time of asking. However, the Crows went straight up the other end and converted their own penalty corner thanks to Easton. The game finished 7-2 to Borough, with Will Sermon winning Player of the Match for his tireless effort and surging runs. Next week the Twos travel to Lewes for an early season top-of-the-table clash.
Ladies Twos travelled to Worthing to play at 11:30am. The ladies instantly played as a more cohesive unit than last week, communicating well and passing around the opposition with ease. Goalkeeper Keren Loder was rarely called into action but blocked goals expertly when required. Centre backs Meg Bissett and Rach Catling were able to mark the opposition’s higher players as well as being able to go for little runs up the pitch without leaving the goal exposed. Wingbacks Claire North and Meg S were exceptional, running back to defend and pushing high to cross balls into the D for forwards to get on the end of. Jess Jolley, as always, played the position of central defensive midfielder with impressive speed and tackling expertise. Midfielders Vicky Dennett, Fiona Von Hinton and Josie Mitchell were awesome at passing wide. Forwards Zoey Wood, Sophia Dennett and Sadie Ware struggled to get it in the goal but were still getting a large majority of their shots on target. According to Keren, they had an impressive 37 shots on target! The winning goal was a cross from Fiona which Sophia connected to push it over the line. It was a great team effort. The ladies won 1-0 with player of the match going to Meg S and Sophia D.
Crowborough Threes hosted Worthing Fives at Lingfield this weekend. It was by far the team's best team play this season, passing really well. Borough adapted to using the wings really well. The defensive end also worked hard despite goalkeeper Nick Sparks having issues with his hamstring injury and pain work really hard. Goals came from Steve Valentine, Graham Clampin, Stuart Smith, Ted Fulham ,Harry Mercer. Player of the Match was Ted Fulham.
Boys Youth Academy
This was an excellent team performance with lots of different scorers, The final score was 8-3 against Crawley. Goals came from Harvey 1 Eddie D 2, Harry 1, (plus one disallowed), William 2, Ben 1, and Beau 1, It was judged a 'generally good' performance from all with the side having a winning belief. Four wins in four!
Crawley also thanked the Crowborough team and their coaches for playing in a sporting manner and to Harry M for playing with them in the second half.
Girls Youth Academy
This was a super performance with the girls recording a well earned 0-0 draw.