It was always going to be a difficult day for the home side, they started well enough and for the first 10 minutes were competitive in the game. Unfortunately old habits came to the fore, they lost organisation and team shape, no communication within the team to put things right, and Luton Allsatrs ran riot. Filling the space vacated by Whirlwinds, who just wanted to defend the edge of their box, the middle of the pitch was dominated by the away team, they just overpowered the home side. Smashing in seven unanswered goals, the pick of the punch a superb 25 yard free kick that nestled right in the top corner.
It was a difficult half time team talk, the game had gone, we just needed to treat the second half as a trainig exercise, see if we could get more organised, get our shape right, and try and be more competitive.
5 minutes in to the second half we had conceded two more, including a needless penalty. Finally the message seemed to get through and the home side started to find some shape and frustrate, the away side for a spell, the last 25 minutes although still dominated by the away the home side, at least Whirlwinds put up some resistence, just conceding one more goal and creating some opportunities of their own.
P.O.T.M. – Jack Atterbury one of the few to emerge with any credit, tried his best to compete and in the second half showed some leadership.