Westfield FC 7-3 Frimley Green FC
Combined Counties League – Premier Division
Saturday 13th December 2014
Saturday saw a potential pre-Christmas cracker at the bottom end of the Combined Counties League Premier Division. And like the unavoidable Christmas cracker joke, Westfield FC were hoping that the only thing that was yellow and dangerous was not shark infested custard, but indeed themselves and their own goal threat against a Frimley Green side sitting forth from bottom, but more importantly sitting three points above Westfield who sat third from bottom.
The six pointer cliché would’ve been dished out to the players as the main source of motivation all week to both teams and it was Frimley Green who came out of the blocks the quickest, with much of the early possession and taking a well deserved lead when a back post corner was put back across goal with a looping header from Jack Keenan that nestled inside the post.
This sprung Westfield into life, with the home team finally getting their foot on the ball and closing players down high up the pitch. They soon had their reward with two goals in three minutes, first from Liam Parrington after good work down the left, followed three minutes later by a bullet header from James Mepham.
There were further goals before half time, with Frezia arrowing a good individual goal into the bottom corner for Frimley Green, before a freak own goal meant Westfield went into half time with a 3-2 lead. A fantastic first 45 minutes entertainment!
The start of the second half was frantic with three goals in the first 9 minutes. Firstly, the Westfield goalkeeper was unable to deal with a backpass and kicked it off the Frimley striker and into the net. This was followed by two quick goals from Westfield’s Mepham, completing his hattrick on the day. The pick of the bunch being a fantastic turn and left footed strike from the edge of the box.
There was no coming back from the visitors at this point. They had stopped creating chances and Westfield’s dominance continued with two further goals in the last ten minutes to complete a 7-3 victory and a much needed three points.
Much like the number 19 on the bottom of a dart board, the side from the town famous for the BDO World Championships has been left toward the bottom of the division on the same number of points. They will need to dust themselves down before another bottom of the table clash with Horley Town next week, whereas Westfield will look to build on recent good results against top of the table Cove in the cup on Tuesday evening, and then back to the league against bottom of the table Hanworth Villa next Saturday.
Match report and photographs by Terry Rickeard