Impressive Run Continues

1st-team-2The first team continued their impressive run with a 2-0 victory away to local rivals Oxford Sunnyside. Conditions were perfect for football and the staff at Oxford has the pitch in superb condition.

Town started the game well and done most of the early pressing. The breakthrough came early when Hamilton was fouled in the box and James Lindsay converted the resulting penalty. Town were then guilty of missing some key chances with Hollis, Crozier and Morrow and failing to score from promising positions. This gave Oxford and added spring in their step and they had their best spell of the game. They were causing down difficulties on a wide playing surface find plenty of space. However they found keeper Boyce in great form and he made sure Town went in 1-0 up at half time.

An injury to Crozier saw Greenaway introduced in the second half and a change of shape to give a bit of protection to the wide areas that Oxford were having joy in. This helped but Oxford were still creating changes. The deciding moment of the game came midway through the half. Oxford created their best opening and looked certain to score only for Boyce to pull off a fine save with his feet. The resulting save say Town breakaway, with Lindsay playing a fine ball over the Oxford defence which Matt Hollis raced onto and made no mistake slotting past the Oxford keeper. After that the game fizzled out as a contest with very little happening the back end of the half.

A comfortable win for Town in the end, but Oxford did have spells were it could have been different. Key saves and key moments from young Tyler Boyce proved crucial and saw him awarded the Man of the Match award.