United

This week saw United playing their return fixture away to London Lions in the league.

This fixture is always something of a derby game and getting the upper hand is always important psychologically for both teams.

United started the stronger of the two teams and within the first five or six minutes we won our first corner which was delivered with aplomb allowing Ben to score with a neatly cushioned header.

We continued to dominate for a short period but did seem to take our foot of the gas a bit and in the last ten minutes of the half, we allowed Lions to get on top and found ourselves struggling to get back to the passing game that had served us so well in the first period. That said, after soaking up a bit of pressure, and somewhat against the run of play, a neat through ball from the mid-filed put Dillan through on goal. Dillan showed good pace and skill to beat his man and whilst he couldn’t quite finish the job, James was on hand to claim our second goal, a minute before the half-time break.

We started the second half much brighter than we finished the first and it was clear that there were more goals in the game for us with the pressure we were putting Lions under. Luke broke through to claim the first goal of the second-half to put us 3–0 up and having introduced Keiran up-front for the last 20 minutes, his boundless energy paid off as he also claimed a great goal to make it 4–0.

We continued to keep the pressure on and some neat footwork by Jake in the Lions’ penalty area won him a foul from which he coolly completed our scoring from the penalty spot to complete a 5–0 rout.

This was a very well rounded performance with us dominating some 50 minutes of the 60 and it was great to see five different players getting on the score sheet as well as a very accomplished clean sheet from our defence.