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Freeland Firsts - Match centre

Full time
J Lonsdale (25'), T McCudden (38'), L Keys (78'), D Taylor (57')
Sat 12 Nov 14:00 - League


4 Star Performance

Freeland were back in league action again. This time away at Cropredy.
Both sides coming into the game with very similar records for the start of the season.
The first half started very brightly for the home side with wave after wave of attack.
Freeland had not started well again and against a side with their shooting boots on they could well of been two down in the opening minutes. Saying that though after some encouraging words from Longford and McNamara the reds started to impose themselves on the game.
Chances were starting to come and go for the away side with Taylor and McCudden guilty of firing high and wide.
Then the Reds did make the breakthrough a decent finish from Jason Lonsdale after a good ball accross goal from Tom McCudden.
The Reds didnt have to wait long for their second to arrive and arrive in style it did. Tom McCudden firing home from fully 25 yards.
The away side were now in total control and were looking like they could put the game to bed by halftime.
This didnt happen and the home side did manage to get themselves into the game in the closing minutes of the first half.
So, Halftime and Freeland are 0-2 Up.
The second half starts and the Reds are still managing to miss chances, will this come back to haunt them later in the game.
Then finally the third goal did come for Freeland. Tom McCudden had managed to do all of the hard work rounding the Keeper, playing a one two with the post, and finally laying the ball into Taylor to find the net from fully four yards.
Surely now the game is out of sight for the home side. However, in good old Freeland fashion the Reds switch off ( Thinking of the race night??) They let Cropredy score. All i can is total school boy defending and we must do a lot better if we are going to suceed this season.
So, 1-3 and in all fairness to the home side they now see a way back into the game.
Now for the turning point for me (maybe bias make your own mind up) Jason Lonsdale with some great work down the right-hand side. He drives into the box getting fouled twice in the process ( Nothing Given) the ball then squirms through to Tom McCudden who knocks the ball past the keeper ( Only to get cleaned up again nothing given) then the ball falls at the feet of Danny Taylor to fire goalwards this time to be handled by a defender ( Still nothing given by crusty the clown). Speechless.
Longford then decides its time to change a few things Mays and Keyes on for Taylor and McCudden.
Its not long before the game is out of sight and the Reds get their fourth goal. A long ball causes havoc in the home sides defence leaving Keyes a simple tap inand the game is put to bed.
3 points thanks very much. Senior Cup this week more of the same please boys. I love a Saturday me.

Key moments

Goal Jason Lonsdale scores for Freeland
Goal Tom McCudden scores for Freeland
Goal Danny Taylor scores for Freeland
Goal Lee Keys scores for Freeland


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80:00 Sub On
Dean Mays is substituted on for Freeland
80:00 Sub Off
Callum Greenb is substituted off for Freeland
78:00 Goal 0 - 4
Lee Keys scores for Freeland
66:00 Sub On
Craig Mays is substituted on for Freeland
66:00 Sub Off
Danny Taylor is substituted off for Freeland
66:00 Sub Off
Tom McCudden is substituted off for Freeland
66:00 Sub On
Lee Keys is substituted on for Freeland
57:00 Goal 0 - 3
Danny Taylor scores for Freeland
End of period 1
38:00 Goal 0 - 2
Tom McCudden scores for Freeland
33:00 Yellow Card
Liam Harris is yellow carded for Freeland
25:00 Goal 0 - 1
Jason Lonsdale scores for Freeland
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Cropredy
  • Freeland
  • 0
  • Jason Lonsdale Goal 25:00'
  • Liam Harris Yellow Card 33:00'
  • Tom McCudden Goal 38:00'
  • Danny Taylor Goal 57:00'
  • Craig Mays Sub On 66:00'
  • Danny Taylor Sub Off 66:00'
  • Tom McCudden Sub Off 66:00'
  • Lee Keys Sub On 66:00'
  • Lee Keys Goal 78:00'
  • Dean Mays Sub On 80:00'
  • Callum Greenb Sub Off 80:00'

Team selection

Lonsdale, Adam Lonsdale, Adam
Trigg, Rich Trigg, Rich
Chester, Aidan Chester, Aidan
Calley, Simon Calley, Simon
Lonsdale, Jason Lonsdale, Jason
Weedon, Tom Weedon, Tom
Greenb, Callum Greenb, Callum
Harris, Liam Harris, Liam
Lonsdale, Jack Lonsdale, Jack
Taylor, Danny Taylor, Danny
McCudden, Tom McCudden, Tom


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