Mustangs continued their fine form this week against a difficult Trinity Midwhits 4th XI with a good 4 nil away win. This followed on from a 6 nil away win v Croydon two weeks ago and last week beating Cheam Clarets 6 v 1 at home. Goals aplenty, so a bit surprising it was only 0 v 0 at half time this week before the goals started to come!
It was a late 4pm start in a chilly windswept Warlingham and with players trying to find alternative routes to the ground due to a flooded A22 at Kenley. So a bit of a rush getting the team organised with two new boys, Big Breese and Ali Cheyne, fitting into defence with the experienced Matt Bishop between them.
For the first 20 minutes we looked like a team that had been thrown together and just out of the car. We were scrappy and positionally all over the place. Trinity always looked dangerous on the break away, which seemed their tactic throughout. They left two players high up and looked to work off them with some pacey players in midfield. However, the defence stood up to the problem with Ollie Forsyth doing well in goal. Eventually the little horse threatened and gained a couple of short corners, there should have been at least one converted but sadly both chances were missed.
Half time came at a good time with a 0 v 0 scoreline and allowed us to have a little chat about what was going on and settle us down. The team started the 2nd half with a little flee in their ear and responded well and started to get a strong grip on the game. More pressure was applied to Trinity and we got far more possession and stopped their counter attacking plan.
Goals from Adam Kerven, Dan Kerven (2) and David Orr made the game appear comfortable but it was far from it. Mustangs dropped 3 valuable points here last year that denied them a top 3 finish. The play in the first half this year meant we could have suffered the same fate. Next week we play top of the table PWs 3.15pm start at Blenheim School and we cant afford to start as badly as we did here. One positive was a good debut from a colt, Jack Finnegan.