Saturday 8th October
Bristol & West 2 [6-1] Yate
Report by: Dan Lusmore
After a great warm up and a team talk to remember, and some just about making it back from a long night in Cardiff.... we were ready to go, each and every one of us ready to give it all to yate and not hold back.
Within 5 minutes of the whistle Yate had to deal with immense amounts of pressure, Luz missed a golden opportunity, and CB turned striker again Ed Ledger was gunning for his spot on the score sheet. And it came eventually, Ed was played in with 5 minutes to go in the second half, wins himself a P-flick, with precision putting the 2s 1-0 up. There was just enough time on the clock for a perfect training manoeuvre by Joe John. A trademark base line run and pull-back was tucked away by neatly by Luz to bring us in at half time with a (some might say a generous) 2-0 lead!
As the second half started, we were ready to go for it again. Yate conceded an early short corner, and a drag flick put us 3-0 up. 4-0 came from an Ed ledger, diving slide across the back post to pop in a Dave Vernon cross. Another short corner routine resulted in another flick opportunity, this time for Tom Faerber. Cool calm and collected he finished it to make it two goals from two games.
At 5-0 B&W may have taken their foot off the gas. A string of short corners were confidently batted away by and on-form Wayne, but the clean sheet wasn't meant to be this week. Eventually the wall was breached, with Yate managing to squeeze in a consolation goal from a short corner.
Handed an opportunity for 6, Luz popped the ball up with his first touch before trying to kill a few players (or a floodlight) by volleying it towards Wales. The 6th did come however from Ed Ledger making a darting run through the whole yate defence for Luz to nick it off his stick and volley it (this time) into the back board. 6-1.
Two wins on the bounce left the 2s are top of the table at the end of the gameweek 2 and looking forward to a test next week as we welcome UWE to Mongotfsfield.
MOTM: Wayne "Brick Wall" Manton - for a string of saves that always kept us on top.
DOTD. Dan "Self Proclaimed Haaland" Lusmore - for all the usual reasons 😜