Thamesmead get rub of the Green
Tuesday September 25, 2007
Thamesmead Town 5 Slade green 0
By Mead reporter Stewart Erridge
On a chilly night at Bayliss avenue Thamesmead town turned in a five star performance to see off Slade green in style.
After a quite opening fifteen minutes, the game sprang into life for the mead when James Brown won a corner. Peter Deadman swung the ball in to Richard Dimmock who was unlucky to fire just wide of the visitors post.
Thamesmead took the lead half and hour into the proceedings, when James Brown again won a corner this time the ball was met by Rikki Cable who fired his shot from the edge of the area into the bottom left corner.
Mead’s lead was doubled soon after when Curtis Williams found space on the left hand side side and fired in a cross come shot. The ball swerved and spun through the air, dipping under the bar, straight into the top corner beating the static Wilson in the Slade Green goal.
Brown was unlucky to see a powerful header tipped round the bar on 37 minutes but Thamesmead were soon celebrating again when Robbie Tarrant lept like a salmon and bravely headed in a Lee Coburn cross.
Thamesmead were playing some great football, with veteran Peter Deadman running the game and went into the break in a very comfortable position.
Bradley Killick replaced Curtis Williams at half time and Thamesmead were again controlling the game with some excellent passing moves. Slade Green failed to convert the two chances that came there way, and manager Peter Little found himself frustraited and in trouble when booked for dissent.
Mead were finding it hard to convert their possession into chances. Thamesmead manager Keith McMahon brought Lee Loveridge into the game for Dean Kearley after sixty minutes and with fifteen minutes left to go he introduced Soloman Charm for the excellent James Brown.
Thamesmead finally found the elusive fourth goal they’d been looking for with seven minutes left to the clock. Peter Deadman picked the ball up in the centre of the midfield, making a run into the box and firing a low shot that the Slade Green keeper could only palm away into the path of the waiting Soloman Charm who drilled the ball home with clinical procession.
The scoring was completed two minutes from time when Soloman Charm produced a fine cross from the right to the feet of Richard Dimmock who smashed the ball home for the Mead’s fifth and final goal.
A great performance by Thamesmead, eleven goals in two games, and another three points in the bag. Thamesmead next face a top of the table clash with local rivals VCD this weekend where they will looking to carry on there good early season form and extend there lead at the top.
Thamesmead Line-up (with ratings out of 10)
Conneally 7, Watts 7, Deadman 9, Brown 8 (Charm 8), Kearly 7, (Loveridge 6) Coburn 7, Mulholland 6, Tarrant 6, Dimmock 8, Cable 7, Williams 8 (Killick 6).
Subs not used : Chapman, Kemp