Wednesday 3rd March 2pm kick off
This hugely important game for CCS was only their third competitive game of the season so far and, as such, vital for their survival in the County Cup competition. Both teams started well with a positive attacking intent, in a very competitive game with strong tackles being put in from both teams. It was CCS who created the better chances in the first half. M Castle and O Stenson both missed good opportunities to put CCS a couple of goals clear before half time, but where they were unfortunate, captain R Dawkins took full advantage of a good set piece position. Just on the edge of the Kingsbrook box, Dawkins guided his kick past everyone and the goalkeeper into the bottom corner to capitalise on CCS’s dominance in the first half.
The second half also started with CCS in a strong position but sloppy defending cost CCS their first clean sheet in the competition. After clearing a corner, Kingsbrook broke loose on the counterattack and put a cool finish past the on rushing CCS keeper. It could have been easy for CCS to lose concentration and concede a quick second but they showed strength and continued to dominate the game. Their dominance brought more rewards towards the middle of the second half when C Beech scored the first of his two goals; after rounding two defenders with ease he calmly slotted the ball past the keeper. CCS’s third goal came via a slice of well deserved luck when L Ramsden’s cross-come-shot found its way into the back of the net.
Kingsbrook decided to go for broke and go three up front to pile pressure on the CCS back four who stood firm with brilliant performances from J Miller and M Jackson. CCS finished the game off with a well worked counter-attacking move. C Beech, with still a lot to do, rounded two defenders and the keeper and sent CCS into the final in style with a simple finish. A brilliant and well deserved win for CCS, a game they really should have won at a canter. Both M Jackson and J Miller had fantastic games, as did the entire team, but they stood out above everyone else in an immaculate defensive display. Man of the match does have to go to M Jackson for a committed and superb performance where he didn’t put a foot wrong. Other special mentions go to B Stanmore, J Miller and C Beech who also had brilliant individual performances.
Final Score CCS 4 Kingsbrook 1
Match Report B Nicholson
CCS are now in the county cup final (again) and congratulations must go this group of 6th formers and to Mr Smith for giving up his time to coach and look after the team. Well done! We would also like to thank the team’s sponsor, Mr J Moss from Connells Estate Agent who came along to watch the match with half time drinks and refreshments and to support this team. We expect the final to be played on neutral ground, after Easter.