Tough message from Mousehold boss
Mousehold 3, Homecare 4In Division One, after a well-deserved draw against Costessey Crown the week before, Mousehold looked to build upon this confidence against Homecare.
Mousehold 3, Homecare 4
In Division One, after a well-deserved draw against Costessey Crown the week before, Mousehold looked to build upon this confidence against Homecare.
This was evident when within two minutes a long throw was flicked on by Stevie Wildey for Ben Jacobs to prod home to take Mousehold into the lead at 1-0.
After a further five minutes things got even better for Mousehold when a through-ball fell to Stevie Wildey who managed to flick the ball past the on-rushing keeper to make it 2-0.
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At half time, Mousehold was looking comfortable and all they had to do was to make a solid start to the second half and see the game out.
What happened was nothing short of shambolic; Mousehold seemed to have decided that the game of football was far too easy and that Homecare would just roll over…which they didn't.
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After Homecare had brought the scores level Mousehold got a third through Sam Jenkins, and everyone watching thought the players would have learned their lesson, but no. It was obviously more satisfying to moan at each other and blame everyone else for their mistakes but themselves.
Homecare went on to score another two goals to win the game 4-3.
Mousehold manager Ryan Slatford said: “The question has to be asked; when will we learn that if we are to win a game we can't be giving teams freebie goals?
“I know it is a clich�, but as much as it is good to win as a team, you must also lose as a team - take some responsibility and prove your worth next week.”
Mousehold Res 0, UEA A 6.
In Division Two, Mousehold Reserves started well, but after about 20 minutes things went downhill when UEA got the first of their six goals.
All were scored were due to mistakes by the Mousehold players, who put their heads down after they went behind.
Although they had a few chances luck was not on their side, and they went into half-time with a 3-0 score-line in a disappointing re-run of last's week's game.
This continued into the second half, with UEA getting a further three goals despite an improved performance from Mousehold and some more missed chances.
Man of the match: Johnny Flower for never giving up and his resolute defence.