After 4 unbeaten games: 3 wins 1 draw. Yesterday 22nd November we went to Bury St. Edmunds to play our league game against Bury Town FC. A really good challenge, 3rd classified in the league… Definetly it would be a really tough game. 1h 15′ far driving and a soft pitch because of the weather (raining a lot in the last 3-4 days).
Date: 22nd November of 2016 K.O: 7.45 pm Stadium: Ram Meadow, Cotton Ln, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 1XT, Reino Unido Match: Bury Town FC (@BuryTownFC) vs HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS FC (@OfficialSwifts)
This Novembre is being a really long month. At least twice games a week is what we’ve been playing. We did really well in our last 4 games against: Hasltead Town, AFC Honchurch, Ware and Witham Town.
As normally we should be in the pitch 1h 15′ early than K.O. I left Chelmsford at 4.30 pm to make sure I m gonna arrive on time. I wouldn’t like to miss a game for arrive late. I’ve already missed one game because of that away against Wivenhoe Town in the Essec County Cup.
Glover was our only player injured. We start with the following 11: Sambridge, Marley, Stef, Ando (c), Guillem, Godbold, Harry, Nick, Jamie, Jack, Reece
In the warm up we realised that it would be a really tough game: soft pitch, 3rd classified, to many challenge to reach but we’ve been playing really good in the last few games. We should be solid defensively and for sure we would have some chances and we would need to be clinical if we wanted get some positives.
They were focus in long balls and deep throws in. We didn’t try to play at all in the first 20 minutes but as soon as we start to move one side to the other we start to feel more confident. Anyway in one long throw in, Bury Town got a goal 1-0 (10′ Hughes).
We didn’t give up and just 6 minutes later, Reece scored and draw the game 1-1 (16′). We had few more chances than them before they scored but we didn’t achieve.
4 minutes left in this first half and Nick kicked a missile. The goalkeeper almost saved it, but no… 1-2 ¡GOOOOOAAAAAAAAL!
When he told me at the beginning that getting 3-4 wins on the spin we could reach the top league teams I couldn’t imagine and I answered him we didn’t win 2 games at all this league, ¿How could we achieve it? But now, when we’ve already got 2 on the spin ¿Why not 3? – Glen Little
It is what I understood in the half time. Probably should be write different, but it was something like that. ¡For sure! And it’s true. Now we had the motivation and we know we can achieve different aims, The last two games we were losing and we had the character to come back. 50′ left to get one more win.
We knew the second half it would demand us a strong mentality and good defensively shape. I came off the pitch about minute 55. I’ve already told Melv in the half time that I felt my hamstring tight.
It was the longest second half I’ve ever seen. (I’m lying probably the longest was AFC Honchurch). They were constantly attacking but to be honest we had the clearest chances again. They only had one clear after a set place in the middle third.
When the referee blew his wistle our joy was tremendous.
We did it again. We got our 3rd on the row. Our 5 unbeaten.
BURY TOWN FC 1 – 2 HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS FC
Hughes, 10′ (1-0)
Reece, 16′ (1-1)
Nick, 41′ (1-2)
We achieved some good points after this game.
- Didn’t keep clean sheet again but the team came back twice in the last 5 days.
- Get 5 unbeaten: 4 wins, 1 draw
- Get 3 wins on the row
We are playing the next two games at home against: Dereham Town FC (26th November) and Wroxham (29th November).