Oaks stopped in their tracks

By Danny Caro, February 17, 2014

Oakwood A

2 - 2

FC Team A

Anthony Kintish
Jonny Breger
Josh Greenham
Match date:
23 February 2014 10:30am
Brunel University
R Benardout

Oakwood's good run was halted by a spirited FC Team A for whom Jon Breger and Josh Greenham popped up with the goals.

The hosts had marched into pole position through Anthony Kintish and an own goal.

FC Team boss Mitch Young told JC Sport: "Missing 10 players and seven first-team regulars, we knew today was going to be extremely difficult against a great Oakwood side.

"However we came with a game-plan and even though we went 0-2 down, we kept battling away and managed to get a vital draw. We had two B-team players helping out who were superb - the discipline and team spirit from the whole squad was amazing and I am proud of the lads today. Hopefully we will welcome a few back next week in what will be a very important game."

Oaks joint-manager Ric Blank told JC Sport: "We're disappointed we threw away the points . Two nil up, with well over 90 per cent possession, we really should have gone for the kill. Instead we took our eye of the ball and let FC Team back into it.

"We knew they were playing for throw-ins and said at half time we'd have to score more goals. We're very disappointed we didn't take all the spoils as we were clearly the superior side throughout. Still this is football and we only have ourselves to blame.

"At full time Team celebrated wildly and iInotice several of their players nominated for TOTW. The boys will take comfort from that knowing we have higher standards and we have vowed as a club not to make the same mistake again.

"Now we have a run of games on 3G starting at Raiders on Sunday. With the league all but over after Raider's impressive win at Redbridge, we will look to rest some players ahead of our semi in a few weeks time. It's unforgiving 3G and we've taken some knocks from Sunday. So we'll have to be clever about the way we use the squad. We have a huge game at Camden next Sunday that we also want to be in good shape for."