Ollie Webb Writes:
2ND HALF COMEBACK FOR IN FORM DEAN
Cookham only arrived in the Ibis Car Park minutes before kick off time, and probably should have stayed there, because the less said about the first half the better, possibly the worst half of football ever, and this was agreed by all at half time, probably was'nt helped by a very poor Ref that offered no protection at all, and Highmoor took full adavantage taking a 2-0 lead into the break.
The second half started slowly for the visitrs once again, but then all of a sudden it all changed, Ben Wall cut back cleverly for Lee Hawkins to finish well from about 10 yards.
The second was a ball played up to Jon Schaaf, he controlled it well with his back to goal and laid it off to Hawkins who stepped past one man and hit it from about 20 yards to level.
The third was a bit of a freak goal, Sean Gavagan was about 40 yards out and sent in a cross, it eluded everyone and bounced in with the keeper reacting too slowly, and this turned out to be the winner.
After the goal the boys battled on gamely right to the very end, the hosts had made it interesting by adding a sprinkling of first teamers to their side, but Cookham rose to the challenge and earned the win.
MoM was a tough call as there were a lot of candidates from a superb second half, both Doz and Scott were solid at Centre Back and Hawkins scored 2 good goals, Dave Olver did well in goal and made some good saves, and everyone played their part, but I'd have to go with Lee Miles, he was solid all game and never let their dangerous Left Midfield have a single chance.
Footy Note: One game to go now - which is Theale at Home on May 11 (FA Cup Final Day) and the Dean will look to protect their long unbeaten run to finish the season on a high - quite a contrast then to how things were before Christmas, but testament to how things have been turned around since then and shows how hard everyone has worked this year and the tremendous spirit within the group
Onwards and Upwards