Wet victory in naval battle

Michael Johnson - Sports Reporter 23 October 2009

Cambridge 1 Navy 0

It’s always a physical battle against the navy, this fixture last year ending in a 3-1 hammering for the boys in blue.

This year, in the opening exchanges the Blues weren’t ready for the navy’s physicality, and the fatiguing nature of being on the wrong end of a wet battle showed in the way they gave the ball away all too easily.

Having said this, when Cambridge drew on their reserves and the Navy boys didn’t really trouble Lars Boyd too much, apart from on one occasion, drawing an outstanding save from the keeper. 

The blues were hitting back on the break with pace upfront and Matt Stock scored a superb goal, put through by Baxter, slotting it home inside the box.

In the second half Captain Michael Johnson asked the lads to show some fight and they did. They couldn’t break the University down and the back four swept everything up.

Cambridge’s substitutes showed more class than the opposition and despite a litany of injury problems this week the Blues kept their resolve and their sheets remained clean. 

After the game Johnson told TCS: “We could have scored a couple more but I think 1-0 was fair today. After a pretty game of football last week, we showed this week we can also grind out a victory.”

Goals conceded this season: nil.

Michael Johnson – Sports Reporter