Albion’s Good Form Continues With Confident Win
West Middlesex Sunday Football League Premier Division - Chiswick Albion 6 Twickenham Rangers 2
The Albion’s good form continues with a confident win 6-2 against Twickenham Rangers. Both sides were struggling to get a full complement of players out, in a somewhat end of season tussle.
The Albion started well and a cross from Anthony Weekes found Chris Hughes who rattled the crossbar. Rangers with a strong wind at their backs had a couple of lively forwards to keep the Albion on their toes.
Twice against the run of play they created and scored two good goals from nothing. Two-nil down but the Albion were making plenty of opportunities. Liam White then hit a shot against the crossbar as Rangers rode their luck. Ognjen Soskic blasted over and Rangers were defending well. Rangers finally yielded following a free kick from Greg Veazey. Veazey, after just announcing his engagement, sent in a deep ball that the keeper failed to hold.
This was good news for Weekes who drove in the ball from close in. The equaliser soon came as Liam White showed great determination chasing a lost cause. This never-say-die attitude from skipper White saw him deliver a great ball that Hughes converted. The Albion had done okay but it was a little bit disappointing first half.
The second period saw a big improvement and now the Albion had the strong wind at their backs. Liam White scored following another fumbled attempt by the Rangers keeper. Tommy Powell hit a missile towards the Rangers goal but it just went inches over. Albion had now moved into carnival mode and Ognjen Soskic hit the post with a header. Oggy soon made amends playing a one-two with Liam White. White scored his second and an amazing 233rd in 256 appearances for the Albion. Someway behind ‘Albion Legend’ Martin Francis’s 283 goals, but well in sight for this prolific goalscorer.
The Albion then won a free-kick on the edge of the box, and keeper Robert Dawson needed no encouragement to take it. With his usual aplomb Dawson found the bottom corner, and the game was up for Twickenham. The Albion conjured up one more goal from a Vojin Soskic throw-in. The ball found White who crossed for Hughes who was standing unmarked at the far post. Hughes made no mistake for a final score of 6-2. Albion Man of the Match was Liam O’Neill who buzzed all over the park, creating space and havoc in the Rangers defence.
Albion Team: Dawson, White B, Soskic V, Wozniak M, Weekes, Soskic O, O’Neill, Veazey, White L, Powell, Hughes
Man of the Match: Liam O’Neill
Champagne Moment of the Match: A return to basics by the Albion team.
Referee Robert Weguelin (Addlestone)
Assistant Referee Andrew Davies (Harlesden)
Assistant referee Jack O’Hene (Brentford)
Match Report: Mark White
May 6, 2009