Chambers FC vs Canon - Match Day Report

May 11th, 2018

It was a glorious evening at Clements Hall when Chambers FC took part in their second away day following a heartbreaking trip to Brentwood, where they were beaten 6-5 by local Accountancy firm, MJ Bushell. This time, it was Canon looking to stamp their mark on the footballing world fielding a young and talented squad to face a much-changed Chambers side.

Chambers FC had three key players back in Andy, Jim and Adam, and they joined a starting lineup which included Jason (Captain), Darren, James and Jodi. Stuart was named on the bench, with Cody and Ben missing out. There was a feeling of unfinished business in the air after the disappointment of the first away day, and the mission was clear. Nothing other than victory would do.

It was a nervy start from both teams. Jason scored a hat-trick in the first 5 minutes, but each goal was answered quickly by Canon. Andy, Darren and Jodi formed a formidable back three and after working out the threat possessed by Canon and with excellent support from Jim and Adam in the middle, Chambers were then able to shut up shop. Stu watched on nervously from the sidelines.

What followed was something that the Chambers squad could have only dreamed about the night before. The Heavens opened, and goal after goal flew in. Jason added a few as well as goals from Jim, Stu (who had set the game on fire after coming off the bench), Adam (who managed to score in one corner when aiming for the other) and Jodi who released a canon of his own into the bottom corner from the halfway line. All this left the score at 12-3.

Canon tried to regroup and scored a wonder goal of their own which left James planted on his feet in goal. However, a mammoth challenge from Andy set the tone for what was to follow as Chambers re-doubled their assault on the Canon goal. Stuart scored the first ever Chambers FC header in a competitive game after a well-worked corner. Andy then went on a marauding run which finished with a Gascoigne-like volley, all but putting the game to bed.

Canon continued to push forward, and James who had seen little action all game produced a world-class double save. Darren had managed to keep the Canon danger man quiet for large spells of the second half with strong support from Jodi, Adam and Andy.

All three players who had returned to the side made a huge impact on the team’s performance and it continued as the game neared its end. Jason just couldn’t be stopped on the day and the score wound up at 22-5 as the referee brought a merciful end to proceedings.

It was a performance which will surely be talked about and remembered for years to come. It goes down as the largest margin of victory in a Chambers FC game to date and has proved excellent preparation for the upcoming 7-a-side tournament that Chambers will be taking part in at Roots Hall.

Lastly, we would like to thank Canon for agreeing to the game, and we are happy to offer a rematch should they choose to accept.

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