Geoff – On The Record (Tunbridge Wells Away)

I am sure you were all as disappointed as the players and management team with our defeat at Rustall. It came as a shock to me, as during our last couple of games we showed signs of improvement at the back, but against Rustall we went back to defending to deep and were lucky we did not concede a couple more in the 1st half from headers and a scramble in our box. We came back stronger in the 2nd half and played a bit of football got it back to 1-1 before losing 2-1 in the dying minutes.

The players worked very hard in training during the week in preparation for our friendly against K Sports. Nearing the end of the session we worked on shooting and finishing. This gained an audience from a ladies football team who had finished their session and decided to watch us. The players started off with great finishes from Tom Brunt, Dan Bradshaw, Luke Girt to name just a few. Then bring on Kwasi, Keith, and Liam who had an absolute nightmare with their efforts missing by a mile. This prompted fits of laughter and mickey taking from the Ladies team and the other lads. It was all good fun and will stick in my football memory for some time. Onto the K Sports friendly, and one that was very worthwhile as the 1st half was very competitive and they put us under some pressure at the back. The players really stood up to that and defended very well in all areas of the side. We then came into it with good crosses from Tom and great runs from Dan and Remmel. We went 1-0 up with a great run and cross from Remmel, who was outstanding during the game working hard and making good runs across their back four, Dan And Tim executed a great crossover run in the box  and Tim finished from about 8 yards out with a bullet header. We then went on to score 2 more in a very good  run out. The players delivered on every aspect we asked of them on the day so onto our next training session and Tunbridge Well away which will be a tough away game in likely heavy conditions.

With Christmas coming up I would like to wish all you supporters your family, and all connected with the club a Very Merry Christmas. See you all at home to Whitstable, ‘who we always have great games’ with on the Sat 30th Dec.