Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The best way to keep up to date with VCD Athletic Football Club

View

1st Team - Match centre

Whyteleafe
VCD Athletic
Tue 15 Aug 19:45 - The Bostik Football League - South Division Full time Attendance 107

THE VICKERS GIVE WHYTELEAFE A TEST

THE VICKERS GIVE WHYTELEAFE A TEST

THE VICKERS GIVE WHYTELEAFE A TEST

WHYTELEAFE 3 VCD ATHLETIC 0

The score-line might not reflect it but the Vickers pushed Whyteleafe all the way in this game and on another day might have come away with at least a point. Following their disappointing opening day result they were quickly into their stride as they took the game to the hosts, causing problems with the pace of their attacks that penned Leafe back. Rashid Kamara was in sparkling form and had the home defence in a panic with his speed and trickery, going with ease past three defenders before his shot was blocked. Then George Lutaaya retrieved a ball by the corner flag before laying into the path of Steve Carvell whose first time cross flashed past a post from Kemo Darboe’s strike. The game was played at a lively pace and the Vickers looked to be denied a penalty when Kamara skipped into the box before being upended, but the referee waved away the appeals. If he thought it was not a penalty then it was strange that he did not make a booking for simulation. The visitors had the upper hand in the opening spell and Darboe did well laying the ball off to Siao Blackwood who shot past a post. Whyteleafe’s first effort came when Charlie Postance won a loose ball on the edge of the area but he blasted high over the bar. Then Sam Clayton made a great run from midfield, taking the ball forward but dragged his shot low wide of a post. Ross Elsom wasted a chance for the hosts, firing over the bar from a free kick before, just before the break, VCD again nearly took the lead. A long kick from keeper Joe Mant was chested by Darboe into the path of Steve Carvell who sent a superb curling shot heading towards the bottom corner, where he was denied by a fine full length save by keeper Matte Pierson.
The second half began end to end with both sides looking for a breakthrough and VCD using the slope well as they probed for openings, and they almost took the lead when Joe Mant’s long kick picked out Kemo Darboe, whose header had Pierson at full stretch as he touched the ball onto the bar. The Leafe then enjoyed a spell of pressure with Postance getting clear only to be denied by a fine save from Mant turning the ball behind. In the 66th minute Whyteleafe made the breakthrough when Daniel Ajakaiye chased a long ball and as Joe Mant rushed from his line he miskicked to Lanre Azeez standing some 35 yards from goal, and his first time strike cleared everyone before finding the net despite the efforts of Junior Baker. Joe Mant redeemed himself minutes later when Jerry Amoo got clear, but with a goal looking likely the keeper made a fine leap to turn his attempted chip over the bar. VCD responded from a kick from Mant that picked out Darboe who headed back into the path of Steve Carvell, but his drive was well saved by Pierson. Whyteleafe added a second goal when, with Mant coming out to collect the ball, Siao Blackwood made a challenge on Amoo and a penalty was awarded, with Sam Clayton converting the spot kick. The game was finally made safe in the final minute when Amoo was chased into the box and as Mant came to clear, the ball ricocheted back past him off Amoo’s shin into the empty net. A disappointing result for the Vickers after some encouraging signs, and if we can compete as we did in the first half for all the game, then we will surprise a few teams.

VCD Athletic: Mant, Lutaaya, Gordon, Baker, Imudia, K Duncan (El-Moyhalbel 75), Blackwood,
D Duncan (Lawson 75), Darboe, Carvell, Kamara (Osei 75)

Subs not used: Bankole, Sekhon,

Attendance: 103
Match Report By Brian Norris

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other South Division results

Corinthian-Casuals
1
0
East Grinstead Town
1
1
Horsham
3
0
0
0
Cray Wanderers
Sittingbourne
3
0
South Park
5
0
Ashford United
Walton Casuals
4
0
Chipstead

League table

# Team Pl Pts
15. Chipstead 12 14
16. Ramsgate 12 14
17. VCD Athletic 12 13
18. Molesey 12 13
19. Guernsey 13 12
20. Horsham 12 11
21. Faversham Town 13 10

Team sponsors

Affiliations

Club sponsors