MGBSFL Division Two:
Scrabble 3 Faithfold C 1
Sunday, 6 December, 2015
Faithfold were attempting to be the latest side to end Scrabble’s run – and started well and Scrabble were forced to defend in the opening minutes. However, in the 15th minute, Elliot Espinoza was fouled in the area and Jonathan Peters made no mistake from the penalty spot to put the home side 1-0 up.
Scrabble were now taking control and their slick passing game was proving to be more effective than the long ball tactics being used by Faithfold who were playing into the wind.
The second half was only five minutes old when a quickly taken corner in a move, straight off the training ground by Zak McLeod saw Josh Sheridan race into the box to put the Scrabble boys 2-0 up.
Faithfold had their chances in a game played in the right spirit by both sides, but in the 60th minute, Josh Flax finished from within a crowd of players in the area to put the game out of Faithfold’s reach.
The Faithfold boys weren’t giving up and 15 minutes from time did get on the scoresheet to give Scrabble a nervy last period, which would have been even more so had the Faitfold striker not fired over having been presented with a good scoring opportunity.
Scrabble used all three of their subs in a bid to relieve the pressure at the end of the game as they secured their fifth win on the bounce at Willesden.
Manager Ray Abrahams said: “The boys played some slick stuff today and our pressing passing game moved up another notch. We’ve kept our composure today and looked like we were never really in danger of losing the game, but Faithfold are a good side and a credit to the league and made things difficult for us at times.
“We have to learn to cope with the pressure that teams will try and put us under to stop our amazing run in this league”