Hamlet 1 Thamesmead 0
A fairly low key game with little to choose between the two sides. Hamlet rested a core of regular starters including Forbes, Pinnock, Vidal and Carew, with others still out injured. We were neat enough in the middle third as usual but struggled to created scoring chances and made a few potentially costly slip-ups at the back.
The only goal came early in the second half when a ball inot the box from our right caused indecision in the visiting defence, leading to a sliced clearance from just outsdie the six yard box that spun crazily into the air and looped backwards over the tall goalkeeper and just under the crossbar. We later had the ball into the net a second time after the keeper spilled an outswingng cross from the right, but it was cancelled by an apparent rogue offside flag. I was standing right in line with the cross and it came in more or less square from near the corner flag; there's no way any Hamlet player was ahead of the ball. Thamesmead has posed little more threat than ourselves until the final ten minutes or so when they suddenly forced some fine saves out of Brown and had a couple of other near misses.
I suppose the main positive was some extended game time for some of our newer and younger players: Steven was very neat in midfield after Kalakoutis had gone off with some sort of upper body injury early in the game, while Mascoll looked confident going forward on the left on his debut.
Team (4-2-3-1): Brown - Hibbert, Kamara, Gonsalves, Shaw - I.Mansaray, Kalakoutis - Clunis, Robinson, Mendy - McCoulsky.
Subs used: Steven, Mascoll, Hobbs. (Not used: McDonald, Mason.)
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