This Saturday saw the Colts take a rest from league action to play White Eagles in the semi final of the Gardener Cup.Colts took an early lead on 5 mins through Alex Conway, a great header at the back post to powerful for the Eagles keeper to keep out. Eagles responded right away with a good goal, it was then pretty much even throughout the first half but Wael-Rach Pocock-Kahla had other ideas scoring from a Conway knock down 2-1 up! Half time 2-1 Colts.
No changes for the second half and the Colts stepped up and ran away with it. Shane Hills scored to make it 3-1 after cutting in from the left and beating their keeper at the near post. Wael then notched his second goal 4-1 and the celebrations went wild taking his shirt off and celebrating in front of Bridgwater Wolves who we play in the final! And he didn’t even get a booking for it. Will Mumby replaced the excellent Dan Cooke, Joey Conway replaced Hills and manager Andy Springer replaced the beast of a captain Matthew Charles. Springer oozed class and helped in the build up to Joeys goal! 5-1 full time score! The back 4 with Chris McKee who’s distribution was first class again, the returning Owen Lindsay rock solid, Callum Corns lead well and lost 2 balls, Sam Bate mr Excellent. Midfield middle of Cooke, Joel Durkin who was excellent and man of the match Alex Conway. Wael out wide left was brilliant and Ben Evett who every opponent wants to kick was excellent. Hills and Harris up top ran themselves into the ground.
With the cup final in the bag. News filtered through to the Bishops Lydeard Colts Fc camp! Galmington had lost at Minehead which meant with 1 game left Galmington can’t catch us! DIVISION 3 CHAMPIONS!!!! Up the colts’
Well done boys
Andy Springer & Carl Salter
Colts remain unbeaten in the league as they pick 3 valuable points. Colts started brightly and were ahead ok 5 mins as Joey Conway scored. Joey Kaczorek got the last touch from a Ben Evett cross 2-0. And 2 minutes later Conway scored again to out colts 3-0 up after 22 mins. Colts kept pressing with the Grasshoppers keeper making 4/5 top notch saves. In typical colts style here comes the collapse Grasshoppers scored 3 goals in 7 minutes. Half time 3-3.The halftime team talk was straight to the point and brutal. Second half the colts got their act together but had man of the match Chris McKee making some vital saves. With the game being scrappy due to the pitch cutting up, the game changed when the ref gave a soft penalty to the colts. Up stepped captain Matthew Charles who cooly sent the keeper the wrong way 4-3 colts. Grasshoppers kept coming but the back 4 of Carl Salter, Adam Cornish, Callum Corns and Sam Bate stood strong helped out by kaz, Matt Melhuish, Joel Durkin Owen Lindsay, Evett and Joe Wakeman. If anyone see’s melly, ask him about his 1 on 1 at the end. With the Grasshoppers pressing Shane Hills finished the game with 2 good finishes. Colts deserved the 3 points but made it hard work.
The Colts were very much the better side in the first half and took the lead on 28 minutes through a smart finish from a ball from Man of the match Joel Durkin. Colts scored a second from a good finish by Joey Conway on his home debut. The Colts continued to control the ball and game; until the 48th min in the first half when Minehead scored somewhat against the run of play.Half time 2-1
The second half was a different story with the much improved Minehead the better side and equalised on 53 minutes. For the rest of the game it was evens with both sides missing good chances. Need to take our chances and kill games off in the future.