Mousehold defences over-worked

PUBLISHED: 09:21 15 February 2010 | UPDATED: 17:01 10 September 2010

Mousehold 1, Yelverton 4

In a surprising start to this Division One game, Yelverton scored less than 15 second from the whistle: Mousehold kicked off, passing back to the right-back.

Mousehold 1, Yelverton 4

In a surprising start to this Division One game, Yelverton scored less than 15 second from the whistle: Mousehold kicked off, passing back to the right-back. He passed forward to the Yelverton striker, who simply put it away.

Mousehold, having been caught napping, got the best of the possession for the next 10 minutes. Matt Brown made a great save two on one and knocked the ball up and over the bar. Yelverton put the ball in the side netting from the resulting corner.

On 21 minutes Mousehold had plain bad luck. Yelverton threw in from less than five yards out, one of their players got their head to the ball right in the middle of the pack in front of goal, knocking it down and goalwards. Although Brown threw himself down, the ball went into the far corner just out of his reach, taking the score to 2-0.

Yelverton now showed themselves a strong side, getting the better of the possession, dangerous in mid-field and from set pieces. On 45 minutes, right on the whistle, Yelverton got a third from a free-kick.

Eighteen minutes into the second half, Matt Taylor got one back for Mousehold. Ben Jacob, after being set free by Dwayne Batley, crossed from the right to Brown. He was on the corner of the six-yard box facing the wrong way yet somehow flicked it behind with his head, over the keeper and into the corner of the net.

On 70 minutes Yelverton scored again, and on 82 minutes Chris Daniels had to come off with an injury. As Mousehold had no subs, they played on with 10 men, and hung on until the final whistle for 4-1.

Man of the match: Ben Jacob.

Mousehold Reserves 2, Norwich Medics 9

Despite the final score-line, Mousehold took the lead in this Division Two game when Andy Brown headed past the Medics keeper from a James Earley free-kick, which was just reward for the first 10 minutes which saw very good play by Mousehold. However, the Medics replied soon after, and then took the lead.

The game went into half-time at 4-1, and started the second half with several chances either way with the Mousehold keeper keeping the score-line down.

Bruno Pinto brought the score to 5-2, getting his second ever goal for Mousehold. However, in the last 15 minutes as Mousehold legs started to tire the Medics put another four away to take the final score to 9-2.

Man of the Match jointly awarded to Jason Brooks for his last-ditch defending, and to Rob Stibbon the keeper for his numerous saves. It was overall a vastly improved performance over the previous week, and Mousehold did not deserve the score-line.

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