No joy against high flying Benhall which ended in a 5-2 defeat.
Nice to meet a side that tries to play good football but they do have a bit of steel when necessary.
We battled well again but needed to be more confident when we had the ball.
It was just 1-0 at the break despite the visitors creating several openings.
We missed a great chance to draw level and an early second half goal cancelled out Ollie's constructive team talk and once again we missed an easy chance.
When the third went in it was damage limitation Benhall enjoying their afternoon scoring two more but our two consolations were capably put away by 'Morts' and Joey proving we are capable.
Not the best of welcomes to new boy Curtis White but the Stradbroke trio are gradually settling in to Div One football
The influential Sam O'Connor was a 12.30 call off and Ollie Langham with no subs to call on had to run the line as Henry Hogan was on duty at the Capel v AFC Kesgrave game
But what gesture from Henry who insisted on paying our referee his match fee.
And Ollie again proved what one man is worth to a club performing Secretary,manager,linesman and physio duties and even played the last twenty minutes and showed some neat footwork when not chasing the long legs of the impressive Sillett and his post match fag was scant reward for his efforts.
This week we are on the road at Wickham Market KO 2.30 pm
Posted: Monday, February 6 2017 by Mick Banthorpe
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