Sunday 11th December 2016
Saturday saw us play local rivals Chapel Swifts in the league. Although the entire length of the table was between both teams at the start of the match, it didn't show from the determination shown by Chapel in the first 15 minutes. They played some nice flowing football, keeping the ball when possible and making probing runs at the United goal. The United defence held firm and a resolute Jack Minor in goal pulled off a couple of excellent saves to deny throughout the match, but it was United to turned in the better performance. Confident play to a man and yet again, fantastic work from the front men to keep Chapel on the back foot. The first goal from Keaton Grainger typified the United mindset. A loose ball from the visiting keeper was pounced on by Keaton who drove forward to finish. Fantastic footwork from both John Courtney and Ryan O'Loughin yet again to cause problems to the visiting defence.
The game proved to be a great example of picking off teams. Chances were created from a combination of pressing and capitalising on mistakes. The final score of 6-1 could easily have been higher were it not for the agility of the visiting keeper. A great performance and another three points to keep us top of the table.