A Team versus Norwood
A new season, a new set of players for the Farnborough A Team, with ten new faces alongside the veterans Rhys Graham and Arthur Weights.
The opening line-up saw Dan Colton in goal, with Kai Fletcher and Arthur in defence, Rhys in the centre of midfield, Ivo Melyov and Oliver Wilson taking up wide positions and Jamie Molyneux as the front man.
The team began with some excellent passing moves and a lovely opening goal off the season by debutant Jamie.The Norwood keeper had a made a number of fine saves prior to the opening goal. Norwood responded by scoring two themselves, however Kai stuck with his left foot to make it 2-2 and then followed up with a superb header from a corner to make it 3-2 at the end of the first period.
The line-up for the second period was:
Callum Rollin in net, Will Sumner and Joe Nuttall in defence, Eric Thompson centre mid, Jamie still playing up front supported by Arthur and Joe Flint on the wings.
Once again Farnborough took the play to the home team and created a number of the chances and it was Kai, having come on for Jamie, who completed his hat-trick to open the scoring in the second period. Joe Nuttall made it 5-3 ith a screamer from outside the box, meeting a ball played back to him from a corner.
The final period saw Oli open his account with two left foot shots and Ivo contributing one himself. Norwood created chances of their own and managed to score a further two goals. The game finished with Eric, now playing up front scoring 2 goals to make the final score 10-4 to Farnborough. These were not Eric's first goals for the A team as he scored a hat-trick when guesting for the team in a league game while he was in Year 3.
A fabulous start to the season with the team showing great team work, skill and spirit. Here's looking forward to a season full of memories.