Match Report – COWES SPORTS v Horndean 19-10-19

Saturday October 19th – SYDENHAMS FOOTBALL LEAGUE(WESSEX) Premier Division


played at Westwood Park  Attendance – 152

Referee – SAM HUNT  Assistants: Alistair Taylor + Michael Paintin


Cowes Sports entertained high flying Horndean at Westwood Park but struck by a lengthy injury and unavailability list meaning  quite a young and inexperienced side started the game against their in form opponents.


Edward Hatt, Conor White, Aiden White, Joseph White, Ewan Cranwell, Callum Chase, Morgan Perrin, Scott McFarlane, Jez Conway, James Wykes, Finley Phillips.
Subs: Dominic Sexton, Jacob Jarvis, Daniel Pearson, Aedan Coode, Joe McCormack g/k

It took just 3 minutes for the visitors to take control as SAM KESSACK nipped in ahead of Ed Hatt to poke home a right wing cross.
Cowes were forced into a change on the half-hour as Jez Conway limped off to be replaced by Jacob Jarvis and they held out until the 40th minute when MILES EVERETT scored a second, then on the stroke of half-time, TANATSWA KANJANDA stroked home to put his side in total control.
Cowes started the second half brightly and Ewan Cranwell saw a goal bound shot deflected just wide of the post, but while Horndean were down to 10 men with a sinbin offence SAM KESSACK latched on to a through ball to slide the ball past Ed Hatt for a 4th goal.
EWAN CRANWELL gave the 150+ crowd something to cheer about on the hour, when he converted a penalty to reduce the arrears and for a while, a comeback of sorts, looked a possibility as Scott McFarlane ran through, only to see his shot parried by the Horndean keeper.
With 10 minutes left, the visitors were awarded a penalty of their own, which was converted by SAM KESSACK to complete his hat-trick and then they scored a sixth goal, again from the penalty spot, by substitute CONNOR DUFFIN to confirm their superiority at the final whistle.