Edgware Town F.C 3-2 Stotfold

 

League game played at home Saturday 17th November 2018

 

Greg Marsh

Callum Doyle 

Ricardo Alexander-Greenway

Paul Marks

George McCluskey

Ryan Carruthers

Jordan Palmer-Samuels 

Rio Beech 

Tyriq Hunte

Omalolu Onabolu

Steven Benavides 

Mikkel James 

Will Murphy 

Claudio Tipote

Sam Addae 

Fergus Moore

 

Edgware controlled most of the game, but were always left vulnerable to Stotfold’s quick attacks on the break and some silly mistakes at the back. Stotfold ran into an early lead after some quick counter-attacking play an an error at the back. Before Edgware could recover, it was two, owing to some more poor miscommunication at the back. The Wares found better composure and found themselves back into the game thanks to what can only be described as a phenomenal finish by Tyriq. The second half started slowly, but eventually the Wares were rewarded for their patience with a free kick leading to a Callum header on the rebound. Shortly after Edgware had their third to give them the much needed three points.

 

The Ware’s were the stronger side to start with, but paid for not making the most of their dominance, as Stotfold ran into an early lead after a long ball found an error in the centre backs that led to Stotfold rounding the keeper and slotting home. It got worse for the Wares three minutes later, as poor communication in the defence led to Stotfold doubling their lead. Edgware gradually grew back into the game and only had their first chance of the game in the 16th minute when Doyle hit a shot on the half-volley with the ball just missing the post. Chances started to present themselves to the Wares having half-chances for the majority if the half, until an outstanding finish by Tyriq on the edge of the area brought the Ware’s back into the game. Ricardo had been one of the bright sparks for Edgware in the half playing some inviting balls into the box including one in the 38th minute which was awkwardly dealt with by the Stotfold defence. Stotfold could have put the game beyond Edgware, with a number of half chances from a corner, the defence making a number of blocks, before the ball was blasted straight at Marsh.

 

HT: 1-2

 

As the floodlights came on at Silver Jubilee Park, Edgware got the second half off to a bright start, but were unable to make much of their dominance with most of the early exchanges being played in the centre of the park. Tyriq thought he was through on goal for what would have been Edgware’s first chance of the half, after a great cross-field ball, but was narrowly caught offside.With 20 minutes gone of the second half, The Wares had already made all three subs, in an effort to get that vital goal. Substitutes Will and Claudio were having a lot of joy down the left hand-side and one attack led to a free-kick just outside the area. Tyriq stepped up with his shot striking the post, only for Doyle to pounce on the rebound and head the ball home. Mikkel made a great impact when he came on showcasing some outstanding footwork, creating chances as the Wares looked for what the players knew would be a vital three points. Tyriq, with about 8 minutes to go scored yet another screamer to give Edgware the lead for the first time in the game. It was a tense finish to the game as Stotfold tried to push for an equaliser, but Edgware held them off well. The full-time whistle was met by a loud cheer as Edgware registered their first league win since September 25th, which in the end was fully deserved.

 

FT: 3-2