Saturday 19th January saw Finchampstead Rovers take on Eversley & California Rangers
An early start on a freezing cold day
As we travel to Eversley to watch our team play.
A game of two halves, with the first just sublime
They passed fast and crisp and flew down the line.
There were crosses and tackles and a strong back four,
A positive start (we could ask for no more).
We counted the passes- was that twelve in a row?
All that training and coaching is out there on show.
Midfield battles were won by our side
Simon’s top coaching tips were being applied.
It was a hard-working team with defense standing strong
George, James , Lucas C didn’t put a foot wrong.
Ajay and Nathaniel battled hard for their side
And no one can fault just how hard they both tried.
Lucas S, Alfie, Leo were great on the wing
Flying fast down the line, chasing everything.
Kam and Oliver stood strong and also showed pace
And Sam T won every man-on-man race
Wherever you looked there was great linked-up play
To brighten this otherwise dismal day.
Then the moment came! Pressure took its toll
As we took the lead with a Harrison goal.
The first shot by Nathaniel flew fast and strong
Parried out by the keeper who couldn’t hold on.
And there in position and ready to score
Was our very own Bunny- our number 4.
The whistle was blown; the first half complete
Oranges for the boys and sausage rolls to eat.
A game of two halves is an old cliché
But there was some truth on this match day.
Our boys battled hard but Eversley were a threat
With Luke stopping shots from hitting his net.
Jake was a star in his role as last man
We all held our breath as he took chase and ran.
But Eversley’s pressure began to grow
And number 7’s ability started to show.
He ran, he shot, Luke parried it well
But he shot once again- and scored. Oh hell.
But did we lose heart and shoulders drop?
NO! (but Eversley were getting harder to stop).
In the last few minutes we showed our grit,
Sam Fryer, James, Leo still battling for it.
The whistle was blown- final score one all.
Well done Finch Rovers for some great football.