|13/11/2021||14:00||West London Veterans Football League||2021-2022|
Lighthouse Molesey 6 (4) – Ascot Utd Vets 2’s 3 (3) Saturday 13th November
Ascot scorers: Palmer-Wilson, Gavin, Myhan
Starting XI (4:4:2)
Jad, Rob B, DP, Darren
Garyth, Stu, Leon, Abbas
Martin for Jad (30 mins)
Dan for Darren (30 mins)
Ascot Vets 2’s first away match and first cup match was hosted by Lighthouse Molesey on a decent playing surface at Molesey Hurst Rec. Ascot V2’s started quickly and were 0-1 up within 3 minutes following some tidy passing and a Leon crisp left foot shot from the edge of the box finding the net within 3 mins. Lighthouse equalized on 8 mins pouncing on a loose pass out from the back. Ascot V2’s responded well producing the move of the match – a great pass from Leon to Garyth on the right followed by a pinpoint cross was met by JGav powering into the six yard box to volley home – superb,and a goal of the season contender, 1-2 (9 mins). Lighthouse
equalized on 12 mins– a deep cross from Ascot’s right to the back post and good finish, 2-2. Ascot V2’s went in front on 15 minutes – a great cross from Abbas on the left met by Jez to head home powerfully from just inside the box – qualityfinish, 2-3. Lighthouse equalized on 17 minutes, another good cross from their left and solid header at the back post, 3-3. Lighthouse then produced their best goal, this time another great cross from their left and volley home from 15 yds and just 20 minutes played – phew! The score remained 4-3 until HT.
Ascot V2’s pass completion rate improved in the second half but went down to a bare 11 when Abbas pulled-up with a hamstring (speedy recovery mate). Some great tackles from Jad at RB and simple passing to feet kept Ascot in the game but a cross and goal mouth scramble, 5-3 and then a corner and headed finish sealed V2’s fate, 6-3 FT. We had 12.5 players on the day who ran their socks off. You can’t ask for anymore. Lots of positives to take from the match, Many thanks to Lighthouse Molesey who hosted the match and organized the ref as this was originally a home fixture for Ascot V2’s, and for the great hospitality at the Royal Oak pub.