Although as usual St Thomas gave us a good game, we ended up comfortable winners. First half we had the wind behind us kicking up the slight slope. We controlled the game and created quite a few chances without putting them away, fortunately for us the pressure also gave us many set pieces, with some of the St Thomas players getting a bit frustrated and giving away some cynical fouls as the local derby got a bit ‘tasty’. One of the set pieces paid off with Wiedeman scoring with a header at the back post, and corners from Green and Sheward then went straight in aided by the wind, with James De Lacy then scoring with a stunning finish (via slight deflection…) to leave us 4-0 up at half time. This was interspersed with a penalty miss by Harris and what we thought was another good shout for a penalty after a ‘bear hug’ on Sheward.
Second half we again controlled the game, with Wiedeman in particular missing a few chances following on from a few in the first half, none of which seemed to fall for an easy finish. However he made up for this with two quality finishes for a ‘perfect hatrick’ once our 3 substitutes had livened up our play with Luke Oldham, Samie Rudd and Andrew ‘two assists’ Kettle involved in both goals. Samie then had a ‘goal’ disallowed for a push in the build up.
Overall this was a good reaction to dropping points last week, setting us up nicely for our last 8 games next year.