Whites hit Ospreys for six
By Dean Blundell
City too good for local rivals
City under 15 whites began the new season with a trip to local rivals Galleywood. With the two teams very evenly matched last term, this was set to be a good test for the new look city team.
From the very first whistle city were the more hungrier of the teams, and with less than five minutes played their early domination payed off. Owen Grimshaw
arrived at the far post to volley home superbly from close range. The hosts looked shell shocked and within ten minutes the Whites doubled their lead, this time Callum Pawley
putting a powerful header past the Ospreys keeper to ease city nerves.
City were now in command, and began to boss things all over the park. Any Ospreys attack was soon snuffed out by a city back four of Luke Wilson
, Luke Webster
, Holly Wilson-Tawn
and Massochi Saldanha
, who have began the season looking like a well drilled unit. Providing a great wall in front of City Keeper Evan Blundell
, who for the first half hour was a mere spectator. With ten minutes remaining in the first half Emmanuel Tshinene
out paced the Galleywood defenders before calmly slotting home from 12 yards. Soon afterward Jamie Holloway
added a forth slamming home a well taken drive to cap a great first half performance.
Half time saw the introduction of new boys David Lawal
and Alex Baglin
, giving Nabeel Asghar
and Jake Tanner
a well deserved rest. However for the first fifteen minutes city failed to produce the standards set in an exceptional first half, and In fact it was the hosts who added the first goal of the second period, a scrappy goal conceded, the only blemish on a great performance. This seemed to spark city back in to life and they soon responded with Luke Wilson
firing in a direct free kick from 30 yards.
City added a sixth late on, Emmanuel Tshinene
adding his second of the game, putting the icing on a solid city performance.