|Date||13 February 2016|
|Venue||Chippenham Sports Club|
|Result||W 6 - 1|
|Time played||Normal time|
|Scorers||Nathan Gregg (2), Alan Chubb (1)|
Surprise surprise, it was raining again this week when Buccs Gs travelled to Chippenham to play their Ds. Chippenham hadn't had the strongest season so far so we were hoping for a strong result, but it soon became clear that something wasn't clicking with us. Too many players were throwing the ball away or running into contact. Somewhat frustrated, we were relieved when Nathan Gregg opened up the scoring at the end of a well worked sequence. This invigorated us, and for ten minutes were up to our recent good form, with Alastair Stokes scoring in his debut game (following a cross from Nathan) and Alan Chubb capitalizing on a goal mouth scrap. Strangely though, we became sloppy again, and came under increasing pressure. We clumsily conceded a short corner, which to give Chippenham credit, was then well scored.
It was an odd situation then in that at half time, with a two point lead, we were dissatisfied and trying to give oursleves a pep talk. The effect in the second half was not immediate, and we were still telling each other to pass more. However, as time wore on, we got better and better, linking together passes while on the move to threaten the opposition. Before long, Nathan Gregg had scored again, this time with a clean shot - off a defender's foot mind - from the left side of the D. Soon after, Vincent Lewin ended a skillful run up the wing with a blasted shot across goal into the back corner, and this was followed by a final goal from Matt Garner running at the post.
6-1 was a much more satisfying result, and it was great to see enthusiasm from everyone. It's always a good sign when we can't decide who was most deserving of Man of the Match, but ultimately it went to Nathan Gregg.