MOSS GOAL GIVES ARLESEY 3 POINTS
Sat 16th Nov
SSML Premier Division
With the attrition of playing twice a week for the last 2 months starting to bite Arlesey had 3 new signings on show for this game and starting was centre half Jardel Stirling.
The pitch was good despite the heavy rain in the week and Arlesey started strongly. With Arlesey pushing forward a good ball fed in James Hatch and he hit a great shot that clipped the bar before going out. Charlie Moss beat 2 defenders before finding Hatch whose good shot was well stopped by the keeper.
Another great ball forward from Josh Brown found Aarron Brown who broke into the box and his 1st time volley hit the base of the post. Another free flowing move saw Hatch lay off a great ball to Moss who burst into the box but his shot was well saved by the keeper. Arlesey kept up the pressure and pretty much dominated the 1st half but it finished 0-0.
Colney started the 2nd half with more intensity but Arlesey had the 1st chance as Ryan Lamond was put through but his shot was again well saved. Colney thought they had made the break through as the forward lifted the ball over Robbie Ponting into the net but this was ruled out for O/S.
Jardel Stirling was having a good debut clearing up nicely in defence and looking very strong.
Colney had a couple of half chances from free kicks but they didn’t really trouble the defence. A foul on Demi Debola brought Arlesey a FK found Stirling but his header was well saved again. On 80 mins another Arlesey FK was this time dropped by the keeper under pressure and Charlie Moss turned quick as a flash to drive it into the opposite corner for the important break through and 1-0.
He was rewarded for this goal by immediately being replaced by new signing Meshach Hendrickson who looked pretty quick up front and just before the end they introduced the 3rd signing Conor Young. Colney managed a couple of chances in added time but these were dealt with and Arlesey controlled the game to the end for a solid and vital 1-0 win
Report By Chris Sterry