Match Analysis: 6 August 2006 St. Anselms - Parsons Green F.C. 2-2
6 August 2006
St. Anselms - Parsons Green F.C.
2 - 2
1 John Nugent
1 David Andrews
1 Craig Goddard
On a hot summers day Parsons Green played very well as their first friendly of the season ended in a 2-2 draw against reigning senior amateur champions St Anselms. New PG manager Ken (Geordie) Ormiston Should be very pleased with the perfomance of his new squad even with key players missing. Green didn't start too well though as they looked nervous on the ball and the long option was used far too easily, St anselms took the lead midway through the first half as a speculative long range effort sneaked into Wheelers bottom right hand corner but straight from kick off the Green equalised with a flowing move, Nugent played the ball out wide on the right and Craig Goddards turn of pace easily beat the full back and crossed the ball to the awaiting David Andrews who didn't get as much purchase on this header as he would have like but was pleased to see the ball flick up off the back of the hapless defenders boot and fly in to the top corner, Andrews celebrated like it was his goal but the goal panel broke his heart later on when they gave it as an own goal. Parsons didn't threaten the oppositions goal again in the first half but St Anselms kept on breaking the off side trap and Wheeler had to be alert to stop at the strikers feet, but he couldn't do anything about St Anselms second goal as Craig Carley broke free and finished neatly to make the half time score 2-1 to St Anselms.
The break seemed to have helped the Green as they came out firing in the second half, Jason Ellis went in goal and Wheeler moved to centre back, Parsons looked a lot more confident on the ball and were showing some lovely touches as gaps were starting to appear in the Anselms rearguard. Althought Ellis did well to save with his legs against the opposong forward it was only a matter of time before PG equalised and they did through John Nugent as he controlled a flick on from David Andrews before turning and smashing the ball into the roof of the net. The final whistle blew with the score at 2-2 which should leave the Parsons players confident of a good season ahead.