Sutton Bridge 1-5 Azzurri
By Raphael Frascogna
Strong away win against the team in 9th
ICA Sports FC match result, sponsored by Seven Hair and Body
Manager Frascogna commented:
"This win was pleasing for a number of reasons.
"Aside from the Langtoft game, we are on a run of strong results but desperately needed the 3 points this week; as the teams in and around us face each other this coming week whilst we are on County Cup duty.
"Our style of play is really starting to shine through and that is testament to the strength of our squad and how they have been able to implement our philosophy, as it is never easy with players coming in and out each week; yet they have been able to maintain a strong level of performance despite the changes.
"We were far more confident and consistent with our play in the final third, even after going ahead early in the first half.
"Keishon came in up top with Joe away and scored one very composed finish and a textbook guided header from a Vaidas cross; both of those either side of a great finish from Ben from outside of the box, following some great build-up play and an assist from Sam.
"Naturally there was a drop-off after the break when we were already three nil to the good but we showed that as well as some of the quick interplay and strong possession, we were able to 'mix it' against a side that were tough in the tackle.
"After a great break from the midfield and finish from Ben, we conceded a sloppy goal from a corner, which highlighted the importance of needing to stay alert for the full 90 minutes.
"Our fifth goal added a little gloss to the performance though and it was good to see my Assistant Manager Wayte get on the score-sheet after his recent operation, which has put him one away from 50 ICA Sports goals.
"The next few weeks will really define our season and we will continue to negotiate a fluid squad, with a number of players absent for the final four games ahead of Christmas.
"We have the County Cup quarters up next, followed by Tydd who are 4 points ahead of us and then Leverington and Langtoft who are two points behind.
"Hopefully we can continue this run of good form but also get some more wins under our belts, as this group of players really deserve to be higher up the table and challenging for trophies".
The Azzurri travel host Eynesbury Reserves this Saturday in the County Cup quarter final, with a 2pm kick-off. Click here for more details.