Corinthians SK 1 Pye Green Towers 3

25th October


Once again early errors by SK hurt them badly as their slump continues, this time losing to a hard working Pye Green side.

The game started and almost immediately SK were showing a defensive vulnerability and on 3 minutes yet another error gave Pye Green a goal 0-1. Pye Green could easily have added to this in the early stages as SK continued to make mistakes and they eventually did on 19 minutes after yet another defensive calamity. When I mention defensive errors, I must point out that defense is the responsibility of the whole team!
Things were now going from bad to worse, when on 33 minutes Dicky Stanford upended the marauding Pye Green forward and received a yellow card for his troubles…penalty! However, SK keeper Dale Roberts was equal to the task pulling off an excellent save low to his left.
It must be said that SK did pose a constant threat in the first half, playing some nice football, yet frustratingly they were unable to convert any of the many clear cut chances they created.
Half time came with SK trailing 0-2.
The second half started with SK having the lions share of the possession, however Pye Green did pose a threat on the break with their No 10 in oustanding form.
For the second week running SK’s man of the match was Dec Rigby who created constant opportunities for SK with his skill and ability. However, Corinthians were very wasteful with the opportunities created and paid the price when on 55 minutes Pye Green extended their lead to make it 0-3, slightly against the run of play it has to be said.
Then disaster struck in the 59th minute when Dave Platt petulantly brushed a Pye green opponent with his shoulder, after a foul against him, and the referee brandished a ‘harsh’ red card, leaving Corinthians, already difficult task, looking impossible!
However SK’s 10 men rallied and did eventually put the ball in the net when, the industrious Chris ‘piggy’ Freeth, exchanged passes with Steve Smith and smashed home a 25 yard ‘screamer’ for his 6th goal of the campaign.
Although Corinthians season continues to disappoint, there are plenty of positives to take out of this and previous weeks performances. Plenty of chances are being created. Players are now starting to return after absences and with the gaffer looking to bring in at least 2 new players, hopefully the availabilities will become more consistent, giving the gaffer an opportunity to build a consistent team. However, SK cannot continue to miss the chances they are creating or indeed continue to make the basic defensive errors witnessed in the last few weeks. Hopefully a much needed win is just around the corner and Corinthians can then gain some confidence and belief that their efforts deserve.

Much credit must to go Pye Green, who we wish well for the rest of the season. They were very hard working and showed plenty of skill and endeavor to achieve all 3 points.

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