Seventh Heaven for West End
Finally allowed to play the 4-3-3 formation which they had worked on in pre-season West End stretched their unbeaten start to the season to nine matches with an emphatic victory away at Potterhanworth. Always in control West End raced into the lead with Joe Harper and Jamie Kitching claiming two goals each in the first half. In the second period West End continue where they had left off with Gav Sumner scoring and James Dewhurst marking his first appearance in a year with a far post finish. Story of the day though belongs to Jez Ashberry as he rounded off the scoring with a well taken penalty, his first goal in twenty-two years.
Line-up (4-3-3): Steve Graham; Stephen Pearce, Glen Wilson, Adrian Gray, Jez Ashberry; Jonny Dyas, Gav Sumner, Joe Harper; Dave Capps (James Dewhurst), Jay Lawrence, Jamie Kitching
Man of the match: Jez Ashberry (solid game and first goal in twenty-two years)
Dick of the day: Stephen Pearce
No Poetic End for Tennyson
A cup match against Division Six side should have been a straight forward affair for West End but a rash of injuries meant that only eight players were present just twenty minutes before kick-off. Dale Annous finally arrived, but West End were still forced to begin the game with nine men until Dave Carver stepped in to help out and Adie Gray made it off his death bed to take the quota to eleven. Despite these ominous beginnings it proved to be a fairly comfortable run out for West End. Continue Reading
Trent Bridged by West End
This top versus bottom fixture was never going to be the straight forward clash many suggested. Trent Valley had been on the wrong end of some narrow defeats early in the season and so West End never took their threat lightly. They were right to do so as Trent proved to be one of the better footballing sides we had faced thus far. In the end one goal was enough to win it for West End as Jamie Lawrence got onto a through ball to knock the ball beyond the keeper and ensure a seventh match unbeaten.
Line-up (4-4-2): Ben Sheehan; Bruce McDonald, Adrian Gray, Glen Wilson, Jez Ashberry; Stephen Pearce (Adam Higgins), Gav Sumner, Joe Harper, Dan Hill; Jamie Lawrence, Jamie Kitching
Man of the match: Adrian Gray
Dick of the day: Gav Sumner / Stephen Pearce