Anchorians 3rd XI 4 – 1 Maidstone 4s

Anchorians celebrated their first win today over a tough Maidstone side. The team worked hard and Anchs went ahead through a well worked goal involving Jack Oxby and Ben Selby. This was followed by a great team goal involving several players leading to a nice finish from Andy Bunker. Maidstone hit back quickly from a well worked short corner however most of the half was spent with pressure on the Maidstone defence. 

The second half was much of the same with another 2 well worked goals and many other chances created, including several that Andy Perriam was unlucky not to put away. Maidstone had chances but Chris Billingham proved himself in goal as well as some clinical defending from Sam Hall as sweeper. Anchorians go into a tough game next week against Gore Court with their heads held high after an impressive victory.

Anchorians 3rd XI 1 – 3 Sutton Vallence 3s

Anchorians went into their 3rd game with high spirits for the their first victory, however it was not meant to be. Anchs struggled to take their chances and convert goals. Sutton Valence had several chances and despite some good saves from Sam Lacchin they went ahead.
Anchs had several short corners and Sam Hall managed to convert one of these with an expert strike, however it was not enough to get anything from the game.
There were moments of brilliance from right midfielder Jacob Dunn and it was also a welcome return with Ben Lindley in the side.
The team now go into their 4th game without a win. It’s back to the drawing board for the team and hopefully soon their hard work will pay off and the wins are on their way.

Anchorians 3rd XI v Burnt Ash 5th XI

Anchorians started the game with a strong team and high hopes after last week’s disappointing defeat. Burnt Ash played a high attack and Anchs were very quickly under a lot of pressure. Some great defending from Greg Foreman and Sam Hall kept Burnt Ash at bay, combined with some amazing goalkeeping from new keeper Sam Lacchin who is proving himself an asset to the team.
Anchs scored first with a great run from Mike Metcalf, hitting the ball to Roy Bartlett who was ready to slot the ball in on the post. The team spent the rest of the half under pressure and Burnt Ash equalised. 2nd half Anchs came out hard and eventually went 3-1 up through 2 stunning goals from captain Ben Selby. The rest of the game Anchorians spent defending and despite some hard defending from Bruce Bendle and Nigel McDonald, Burnt Ash equalised.  Jacob Dunn proved to be asset in attack and it was a welcome return for Martin O’Donnel in midfield.
Anchorians look forward to their next game at home and hopefully their first win of the season.