On a very pleasant Sunday morning we took the field to take on Canterbury in our first league match since the end of June.
We had an extremely early chance to take the lead as George kicked off laying the ball back to Les who was unlucky to only strike the post with a fine effort from the half way line, very little relief for the home side as they gave possession away from the resulting goal kick and Les was quick to pounce and put us one up in the first minute.
The home side was finding it difficult to get out of their own half with on many an occasion four defenders strung across in front of the keeper in an attempt to keep us out. To be fair despite an avalanche of chances mostly dealt with superbly by the Canterbury keeper this approach seemed to work as the equaliser was scored with a few minutes to go before the break. Wake up time for the strollers and a neat finish by George restored the lead before half time.
Half time chat was about continuing with our game plan as they only had two efforts on goal with the opposition keeper ultimately having a man of the match performance. We were patient keeping possession and this in the end paid off when George scored his second, Rob Lynn was having a personal battle with each goal post until his persistence paid off with the fourth, Les completing the scoring with a well worked team goal.
So the triumphant whites walked off the pitch to the applause from the crowd with a richly deserved 3 points?
Always a pleasure to play the Canterbury boys and the match was played in the right spirit expertly refereed by Rob Rae.