Good performances in our two games but we just could not get the ball in the net. A string of fine saves, misdirected shots, and the post denied BWFC 70+ the goals their play deserved.
This picture says it all really - "OK Derek, now what?"
On Sunday a 70+ team travels down to Ottery St Mary in Devon to play for the cup. It promises to be very hot day and Exeter and Troon (Cornwall) await the Strollers. We are fielding a much changed team and it will be interesting to see how it gels. In a practice game today the team lost 0 - 1 to the BWFC 60+ and it's clear that much better performances are required if they are to do well at Ottery.
Eastleigh 3 - 0 Bournemouth
Neither side dominated possession and there was a lot of quick precise passing from both sides. Eastleigh had most possession in their opponents half but Bournemouth looked comfortable despite losing their most influential midfielder after only a few minutes, and repelled the attacks. However two errors right on the edge of the penalty area before half time cost them dearly, and the half ended 2 - 0. In the second half Bournemouth pressed forward more and were beginning to dominate but were undone by a sharp Eastleigh move on the left of the penalty area.
Eastleigh fully deserved the victory but the six men of Bournemouth can feel proud of their efforts against a much more experienced cup team and can feel that the 0 - 3 scoreline does not properly reflect how close the game was.