Monday, November 16, 2009

New Milton vs Winchester City FC Match Report

New Milton Town FC vs Winchester City FC
New Milton FC vs Winchester City FC
Fawcett's Field 03/11/09

WINCHESTER city earned their third victory of the season on Tuesday night with a one nil win over local rivals New Milton Town.

City travelled to Fawcetts Field to face a New Milton side lying in 17th place with just three wins from their 15 matches. Winchester sat just two places higher having drawn ten of their matches so far this season.

The visitors pressured New Milton for majority of the first half but as has been a problem for City this season they were unable to find the end product to kill off their opponents and the first half ended goalless.

After the break it was New Milton who came out the livelier and put their opponents under a lot of pressure and forced City keeper Rory Anderson into a good save.

It was the introduction of Adam Roberts as a second half substitute for Adam ‘Pedro’ George on the 53rd minute. Roberts turned the game in Winchester’s favour as he began to dominate the midfield battle.

Just past the hour mark Winchester forced the New Milton ‘keeper into two great saves who kept his side in the game on a number of occasions.

However, City’s dominance proved too much for their opponents as they sealed victory on the 75th minute when Danny Cox slotted home Adam Roberts’ cross.

The relief for many of the travelling Winchester fans was clear as their side had finally closed a game out and added to this season’s number of victories and not the growing number of draws.

Mark Lovell

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