Friday 21st November..........this week its the turn of the reserves to have no fixture so on saturday there is only one match with the first team entertaining CRANBORNE at Alvington. On the team front there is no Szymon Matuszewski this week as he has left us to join Weymouth and we wish him well in his new venture. Its an opportunity for someone else to come into the starting lineup in what is a big game for Westlands as we have not won in our last three league matches. We beat Cranborne at their place earlier in the season but it was a close game and we can take nothing for granted. As I remember they had a lad playing on the right who was pretty useful and they have picked up a couple of good results lately so we need to be on our guard. But, as always, I have every confidence in our lads and I think Sports are due a big performance so its a home win for me.
On sunday the Under 18s travel to Corfe Mullen for our second game against them this season. We beat them fairly convincingly at home a few weeks back but we have since come unstuck a couple of times against the two top sides. Another win should be on the cards here to keep the pressure on the top two but we need a good performance this week to atone for the heavy defeat last time out at Hamworthy.
MIXED DAY FOR SPORTS
Friday 21st November...........it was one win and one defeat for Sports last weekend with the Youth side having no fixture. The first team travelled to Parley and went down 2-1 in an incident filled match that saw us play the last 40 minutes with 10 men. With Westlands 1-0 down at the break, and Rob Wheeler dismissed 5 minutes into the second half for talking out of turn, things looked bleak. However, Sports keeper George Irvine came to our rescue, saving 2 penalties, and although LEO HAYWARD equalised, we just failed to hold out with Parley scoring the winner deep into injury time.
Meanwhile down at Piddletrenthide our reserves thrashed Spartans Reserves by 12 goals to 0. Pointless exercise really but DAVE BEATS (3), STEVE ROUSELL (2), MIKE ROUSELL (2), PETE BRAY (2), SAM PLUMLEY, NAT CARNEY, & SOL CARNEY made sure of the points.