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Freeland Firsts - Match centre

Marston Saints
Freeland Football Club
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D Taylor (14', 68'), L Coles (17', 33'), N Howe (38')
Sat 26 Nov 13:30 - Cup

Marston Charity Cup Quarter Final

5 Star Performance

Another Saturday and the Reds headed to Marston in the quarter finals of the charity cup.
Having played the same team earlier in the season the boys knew they would be in a battle and would have to be patient to get a result.
The away side started very well and the Marston right back will be having nightmares for weeks as Tom Weeden was seeing lots of the and supplying plenty of crosses for strikers Danny Taylor and Lee Keyes.
The Reds were guilty early on of not taking their chances and this did bite them as against the run of play Marston’s Andy McMahon did score for the home side early in the first half.
This seemed to shake the away side into life and very quickly they were on level terms after a great ball from Craig Wood found Danny Taylor who rushed through to score.
So, the game was level and the Reds are looking extremely dangerous. A few chances go begging and some sloppy play in the final third mean that Marston are still in the game.
Then the move of the day the ball is played into Tom Weeden who skips past the Marston full back to deliver a delightful cross for the very impressive Luke Coles to finish confidently at the back post.
No more than Freeland deserve and to be fair. If the away side had been more clinical then this game would have been totally out of sight.
The Reds continued to dominate the first half and Marston were struggling to cope with wave after wave of attack.
Freeland scored again in similar fashion Tom Weeden with another good cross in from the left finding a brave Luke Coles at the Back stick to header home (Nice Black eye for his troubles).
The fourth goal came very quickly and it was an own goal this time with Freeland’s strike force lining up to finish as the unlucky centre half put through his own net.
Halftime arrived 1-4 and at the exact right time for the home side as they were well and truly on the ropes.
They changed a few things in the second half. One noticeable change the linesman. He had a great second half and must have arm ache this morning flagging Danny Taylor offside every time he even looked at the ball.
Good job he doesn’t work at Oxford railway station. Trains would never leave the flag was up so much.
Anyway, back to the action and the Reds were enjoying themselves and playing with a great deal of confidence knocking the ball around the park and everybody looking comfortable with the ball at their feet.
The fifth and final goal did come through that man Danny Taylor and again he did run through and score after another great through ball set him free.
Summery A great result and a decent performance. Semi Final of the charity cup. 2 huge league games now. A special mention for Jack Lonsdale who has been fantastic for us. All the boys wish you well during your travels and we hope to see you in 6 months and not the 18 as stated in the pub Saturday night. Another game another victory. I love Saturdays.

Key moments

Goal Danny Taylor scores for Freeland Football Club
Goal Luke Coles scores for Freeland Football Club
Goal Luke Coles scores for Freeland Football Club
Goal Neil Howe scores for Freeland Football Club
Goal Danny Taylor scores for Freeland Football Club


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72:00 Sub Off
Lee Keys is substituted off for Freeland Football Club
72:00 Sub On
Darren McNamara is substituted on for Freeland Football Club
68:00 Goal 0 - 5
Danny Taylor scores for Freeland Football Club
End of period 1
38:00 Goal 0 - 4
Neil Howe scores for Freeland Football Club
33:00 Goal 0 - 3
Luke Coles scores for Freeland Football Club
17:00 Goal 0 - 2
Luke Coles scores for Freeland Football Club
14:00 Goal 0 - 1
Danny Taylor scores for Freeland Football Club
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Marston Saints
  • Freeland Football Club
  • 0
  • Danny Taylor Goal 14:00'
  • Luke Coles Goal 17:00'
  • Luke Coles Goal 33:00'
  • Neil Howe Goal 38:00'
  • Danny Taylor Goal 68:00'
  • Darren McNamara Sub On 72:00'
  • Lee Keys Sub Off 72:00'

Team selection

Lonsdale, Adam Lonsdale, Adam
Howe, Neil Howe, Neil
Wood, Craig Wood, Craig
Calley, Simon Calley, Simon
Coles, Luke Coles, Luke
Weedon, Tom Weedon, Tom
Mays, Dean Mays, Dean
Lonsdale, Jason Lonsdale, Jason
Lonsdale, Jack Lonsdale, Jack
Taylor, Danny Taylor, Danny
Keys, Lee Keys, Lee
Freeland Football Club


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