Unfortunately the winning way against Rozel was not to be continued at Grouville.
Grouville were at St Peters from the start. They always appeared to have a man over on the right hand side, Tom House put in a sterling performance as left back and was more than a match for Jacques Syvret and his quick feet. Although I suspect Tom was more than happy for a half time breather. Boy done well.
Grouville were able to control the midfield and keep St Peter’s under pressure in part brought about by ourselves not playing the ball through the lines, resorting to long balls which kept coming straight back at St Peter. To be fair Grouville passed the ball around well, where more physical and deserved to be up at half time, although 3-0 was a bit flattering. Two of their goals being the consequence of poor communication and poor weight of passes by St Peter. Concentration is a must.
St Peter’s put in a stronger performance in the second half, although there does need to be more “pass and move” quite often there was no one available to release the ball too. The team has a lot of good footballers just need to have slightly cooler heads in tough games.
It was a real gritty team performance by the team who kept their heads up and kept going. A couple of goal scoring opportunities in the second half fell to Elliot and Parrs respectively, the keepers reaction to Parrs volley was impressive.
The come back was not going to happen however and 5 minutes from the end Sam Darwin rose like a fish to head home the forth, a great run from outside of the D.
Overall very impressed with the team spirit and dogged determination. A special mention for Parrs who was an absolute beast in the second half.