|Colden Common FC are delighted to announce a 'partnership' with TAYLOR WIMPEY who have become the Club's major sponsors.
In difficult times for our club, this committment from a National Company will serve to galvanise and inspire Colden Common FC.
The Officials and members of Colden Common FC extend their sincere thanks to TAYLOR WIMPEY.
Tuesday Aug 23rd - Senior Division
Bush Hill 3, Colden Common 0
Common's second loss in three days held plenty of positives for Danny and his lads!!!
Horrendous traffic meant that we didn't arrive until 6:30ish and the referee was insistent that we start straight away.
With no prep and having sat in cars for considerable lengths of time Common quickly GAVE the hosts two goals during a half in which, according to the manager, we looked lethargic and leggy.
Half time 2-0.
What a turnaround in the second period. Against a side that is likely to be challenging for top place Common took 'control' and played some tremendous football with both Louis Baldacchino and Josh Coakley (suspended for one game on September 3rd) outstanding.
Common won a penalty but, unfortunately, Justin Delon was wide of the mark (actually more high, wide and not-so-handsome) and we hit the post during a very good 45-minutes.
Late in the game the home side took advantage of a rapid break to net a third but, given the circumstances, Common can stand proud after a good second 45.
Final score Bush Hill 3, Common 0.
NB: After thousands of games DAVE WARNES received his first-ever Yellow Card during the game - no doubt he'll pay me his tenner on Saturday!!!!
At the weekend Common are at home to both INFINITY (Saturday August 27th) and CLANFIELD (Monday August 29th) Both games are at Main Road and both start at 3pm despite some rumours to the contrary
Saturday Aug 20th - Senior Division
Hedge End Rangers 2, Colden Common 1
A howling gale blowing down the pitch did not help either side in what turned out to be a poor game between two fairly average sides.
With the wind the hosts pressured but all too often the hump forward was overhit. Common meanwhile huffed and puffed without any real conviction seemingly convinced that what they had given the previous Saturday would carry them through today!!!
The only action of note through that first period - aside from a couple of lightening Alex Simmons breaks ably assisted by Sam Crabbe for Common - was Hedge End's opening goal. The ball was played across Common's 18 yard box and it was met by a couple of attacking heads. With Common keeper Rovetto given little protection the ball sailed over the line before being cleared by defenders. The referee didn't see the ball cross the line so the Club Linesman awarded a goal. Controversial but honest.
The Enders had their tails up with Walsh, Hansford, Wardlaw and Mackay in Common's defence coming under increasing pressure.
Still the visitors had their moments with Delon, Bragginton and Baldacchino the main instigators.
After the break little changed as Common found incentives few and far between. Harrison Moore, Justin Delon and Louis Baldacchino were being over-run in midfield but, some 11 minutes into the half, Delon played a delightful ball into the path of Alex Simmons who ran on before planting his shot across the home keeper to level matters.
In truth that was Common's highlight as Hedge End went straight up the other end and, following a foul on Rovetto, the ball was hammered home from the edge of the box. 2-1
Josh Coakley and Henry Rule replaced Moore and Baldacchino, but 20-minutes after coming on Coakley was sent off having received a second yellow. Late in the game Dave Warnes joined the fray but it was not to be Common's day.
In the final few minutes a spot of time wasting in the Common corner quadrant by Hedge End ended with the ball being won by Common's defender and then hoofed off the park via the Hedge End players boot. The Assistant gave a Common throw, (controversial but honest) but was called a 'cheat' by the Hedge End player who subsequently received a second yellow.
That encouraged some moronic comments from the line............ Final score Hedge End 2, Common 1.
Secretary Colden Common [FzzxC]