Match Reports 16th November 2019

Posted by Victoria Adams on 19 November 2019

Cannock M1s 9 - 3 Market Drayton 

   Cannock welcomed Market Drayton to Erasmus Darwin and were looking to put in a good performance against another one of the leagues high flyers. Cannock nearly had the perfect start when Gooderham crossed to Harris but he could only manage to deflect it onto the post.
   Cannock did eventually take the lead through Hodgett whose first touch after a lovely pass from Harris went in. The home side continued to press and doubled their lead through Bloomer whose deflection bamboozled the Market Drayton Keeper. Dippa then got in on the act scoring his first of the day. Market Drayton kept pushing forward and the new full back partnership of Fleet and Spencer, or Ferdinand and Vidic as the crowd were shouting, kept them at bay until a well worked short corner brought it to 3-1. 
   After some more pressure down the right from Hudson and Ley, Cannock won a short corner, which Harris finessed into the top right corner. Just before half time, Fleet powered forward through the centre of the pitch only to see his shot saved by the keeper. Luckily the ever opportunistic Dippa was there to slot home the rebound. Half time 5-1.
   After a rallying team talk from Jawanda Cannock came out fighting. However after a missed place pass from Jawanda, Chewy had to make an early save. It was 6-1 when Dippa did brilliantly to trap it in the D and score his 3rd of the game. 
   Cannock’s 7th came from another short corner, which was won after some lovely play from the Michael brothers, this time some trickery from Fleet on the top left Harris with an easy finish. Market Drayton then pulled another goal back from a well worked corner, which was turned in at the back post. Cannock then went straight up the other end and won a short corner. This time Fleet took it upon himself to fire it elegantly into the bottom corner. 8-2. 
   The 9th goal was a well worked long corner which fell to Jawanda to score his first of the day. Market Drayton got the final goal of the game from a drag flick. Final score 9-3


Cannock M2s 5 - 1 Stafford

   Cannock men’s second XI hosted Stafford this week at Erasmus Darwin and were looking to get back to winning after a frustrating defeat to Lichfield the week before. Cannock were off to a strong start and were rewarded a penalty flick within the first 10 minutes Evan Alcock opened Cannock’s account with a penalty flick, Skipper Paul Martin bottled taking the flick this week presumably as he knew he wasn’t going to top the class of flick he scored last week. POW! Cannock opened their account. 
   Stafford replied literally minutes after with a fluke goal where brushed past Conor Lloyd-Smiths pad and hit the back board. Stafford were back in it!
   Just like any great side though Cannock knuckled down and created some great play that led to a series of short corners where club legend and veteran Bruce Alcock buried a mean strike from one of the short corners. Cannock continued to apply pressure through a combination of great passing and dribbling up the pitch from members of the midfield that led to a reverse strike from straight from hell from Paul Martin which also found its way home into the Stafford net. KAPOW! The score was 3-1 
   The second half saw much of the same with 2 more goals going to Paul Martin and Evan Alcock with the final score being 5-1. And Cannock back on track with their winning ways.
   Man of the Match was awarded to Lee Hames for a strong self assured performance in midfield. So self assured you could hear him singing ‘I’m your maaaann” as he left the pitch. Wham! 

Cannock M3s 1 - 3 Telford

   Cannock Men's 3rds lost their unbeaten record in s frustrating visit to Telford. With a strong side, Cannock took an early lead through Dave Wigg from the game's first penalty corner. However, Telford came back into the game, equalising from open play following a Cannock mistake. They then took the lead following a re-taken short corner which deflected off the diving keeper's glove and bounced over the post man's stick.
   Cannock worked hard to get back in the game and completely dominated the 2nd half earning numerous short corners and creating a multitude of chances, none of which they were able to convert. Final score,  2-1  to Telford. Cannock need to diminish their chances to ensure victory. Dominance isn't enough.
  Man of the Match went to Nat Yerbury for a simply outstanding performance.


Cannock L1s 0 - 7 Sutton Coldfield

   Cannock ladies 1s played Sutton having already lost to them at the start of the season the team knew they were in for a tough game. Cannock stuck to their defensive game plan but some well executed short corners and quality finishes saw Sutton continue their winning ways with a 7-0 score line giving them the three points

Cannock L2s 0 - 1 Stourport

Cannock L3s 3 - 1 Lichfield 

   Cannock travelled to Whittington Barracks to play local team Lichfield. There was a little confusion over the start time, meaning very short warm up, but Cannock did not let this effect them. Cannock managed to get an early lead through a short corner, put away by Vicky Adams. The game was very end to end, with chances for both teams. 
   Half time and cannock had the upper hand, but knew they had hard work to keep it. They went into the second half positive and with some great team work, Vicky Adams found their back of goal again, 2-0. Lichfield were not done though and kept the pressure on Cannock, they were awarded a short corner, which they managed to convert, 2-1. This spurred Cannock on to not lose their win, again great teamwork allowed for Lucy Black to make it 3-1. Much needed 3 points for Cannock.
Player of match Lucy Black and Vicky Adams.

Cannock L4s 0 - 1 North Staffs 3s

   Cannock Ladies 4s hosted North Staffs 3 at Beaconside for a friendly match. The two sides opened the game strongly, with North Staffs making the most of the speed of their young players, but Cannock took control early on and began to dominate the game. With the opposition making a series of stick tackles Cannock were awarded a series of long corners and kept up the pressure outside the North Staffs D. A series of short corners followed, with Cannock unable to convert.
   In the second half North Staffs stepped up their game and scored from a deflected short corner. Cannock continued to look for an equaliser but were unable to capitalise on their opportunities.

POM: Jayne Flanagan

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