After winning their previous 2 league game the blues went into this match on a high and were expecting to win.
From the very first minute it looked like this would be the case. The early tactics of dominating possession and playing through the wings looked like it was going to pay off. Hana and Rayyan were playing the ball out from the back, and Ethan and Luca were terrorising the Beaconsfield defence on the wings. Luca with raw pace and Ethan using his trickery on the ball.
Despite dominating, goals were yet to come, and Beaconsfield certainly had a threat up front with their powerful centre forward.
It was however the blues who struck first with a cross/shot from Josh just bouncing into the corner of the goal. The ball travelled through the goal but the referee rightly awarded the goal despite some confusion.
Beaconsfield were not down and out from this though. They replied with a solo goal from their powerful striker who ran half the length of the pitch and unleashed a rocket into the top corner. We weren’t to know at this stage, but this was all that Oliver would have to deal with all afternoon.
Just before half time came to a close it was Chesham who would go into the break on top, when Makise capitalised on a loose ball and rifled in a low shot to the corner of the goal.
It was only 2-1 at half time but we looked comfortable on the ball, and the team were told to push on for a more convincing win in the second half. Early intentions of dominance came to fruition with 2 goals early on in the half. Firstly, it was Antony who continued his scoring form with another well taken goal, and secondly Josh bagged his second of the match with a well-placed 30-yard free kick that lobbed over the keeper and into the net.
We decided to push Bella up front for the rest of the match and it paid off for her. A cross came in from the left and Bella managed to get to the ball before their keeper did, and earned her first goal of the season.
All in all, it was a good performance, and the 5-1 score line probably flattered Beaconsfield more than Chesham.