ActiveWin FC got back to winning ways, and kicked off their Summer Cup campaign, with a 6-0 thumping of British Cycling.
Starting the game with ten men and no striker didn’t hamper ActiveWin. The team ran rampant over their opponents from the early stages.
Goal 1: Josh Luksys-Booth is a relative newcomer to the side, but has quickly established himself as one of the team’s most versatile players. Playing ostensibly as left-back, he nevertheless opened the scoring with a neat finish.
Luksys-Booth wasn’t the only one leading from the back. Eliot Jacob has always been half of an unbreakable defence with Captain fantastic Eddie Jordan. Jacob was positively mobile, nipping past opposition defenders and driving play forward.
Goal 2: Phil Pole is actually a goalkeeper for his first team, but there’s no denying his skills as an outfield player. Pole always causes problems for the opposition, so it was no surprise when he found the net. The assist came from Adam Jackson.
Goal 3: The majority of AW’s goals ended up in the bottom corner and the same is true of the third. This time it was Alex Duckett who slotted home.
Goal 4: A great passage of link-up play between Joshes Gamble and Luksys-Booth saw ActiveWin make it four with a lovely finish from Gamble.
Goal 5: Player manager Adam Jackson is adept at marshaling his teammates but has a tendency to hang back to let others shine. Buoyed by the scoreline, he had been steaming forward at any opportunity. His effort paid off and he was rewarded with a well-deserved goal before half-time.
The second half was far less eventful. However, it did deliver the goal of the match.
Goal 6: Chris Dodd rounded off a fantastic night for ActiveWin in style. Timing his run perfectly, Dodd released a ‘jazzy banger’ of a volley, which sailed into the top of the net, to take the score to six.
British Cycling had one last attempt as the seconds ticked away. Alker did well to retain his concentration, making a smart save to ensure ActiveWin’s clean sheet.
Verdict: A slightly makeshift ActiveWin side bossed the game almost from the word go. The 6-0 scoreline didn’t flatter the team, who have surely marked themselves as serious Summer Cup contenders.
Man of the Match: It was a consummate team performance, with individual flashes of brilliance from more than a few players. However, for displaying consistent quality in just about every position on the pitch, Josh Luksys-Booth takes the prize. Bravo!