With Greenwich eyeing a challenge for silverware this year, Rye started with a conservative game plan on Sunday night. The early exchanges were, as expected, Greenwich looking to build possession and Rye looking to counter. Greenwich eventually broke down the defence and scored goals that could opened the door to a lot more. History lesson, Alex G scored a great goal in our prior game. In this game, he scored one I can only describe as disgusting. Run half the length of the field and smash a reverse stick shot at a narrow angle into the far post. The celebration was a bit village though. The goal had a big impact on the game and showed that the team could break and score.
3-1 down at half time. The call was to be more compact, avoid conceding further goals and continue to attack on the break. At that point the defence really stepped up with Shehan, Eldrid, Peter and Clem doing everything in their power to keep Greenwich at 3 goals. Alex G scored again to put us back in touch. Rye created a further 3 or 4 very decent chances to score in the second half, but as had been the case previously, composure was not there when needed. Further pressure from Greenwich game them a late fourth to seal the win. In the end, Rye should be pleased with the second half and continue to improve in the coming weeks. Thanks to Soenke who was a guest player this week (via Ollie). Rye FHC hopes to see you again.
Ollie (GK), Shehan, Peter, Clement, Eldrid, Russell, Vishal, Ben, Alex G, Sunny, Krishna, Josh, Soenke