A week into pre season fixtures and The Mead have begun with a win and a defeat...
Two games into the Mead's five game pre season schedule, and after losing the first match at Princes Park 1-3 to BOSTIK Premier side Tonbridge Angels, the boys won their first game of 2017/2018 with a comfortable 3-0 midweek win at Southern Counties East Football League side Rochester United.
The Tonbridge defeat was more frustrating than disappointing as after the Mead enjoyed a number of chances with the Angels keeper in fine form, two defensive lapses at the end of the half sent the Mead in 0-2 behind. Despite a fine strike from Dane Luchford just past the hour mark, the Angels rounded off the scoring and completed a 3-1 victory with a side that is widely tipped to do well in the Premier Division of our league this season.
On Tuesday, the Gaffer took the side to the Medway Towns and with the boot on the other foot so to speak (the Mead playing a level above our hosts rather than against Tonbridge a level below), the Mead ran out 3-0 winners. With Alex Teniola and Dane combining well up front, it was little surprise when the two combined to give the Mead a two goal interval lead, before the win was sealed courtesy of a penalty from Alex - who took the spot-kick decisively drilling home into the top corner.
After a Saturday off, the Mead now travel to Badgers Sports Ground on Tuesday (July 25th) to face another SCEFL side - Cray Valley PM - kick off 7:45pm before returning to Princes Park next Saturday (July 29th) for a 1:00pm showdown with our landlords, Dartford.
Updated 22:41 - 22 Jul 2017 by MIKE GREEN