Mens 4 dominate Abingdon
MBBO Divsion 10
Abingdon 1 Banbury 4
Despite having 5 subs, and constant fresh legs, Abingdon were constantly on the back foot, due to the high work rate of the Banbury team. Consistent harassment when in possession, from the midfield from the start, made Abingdon nervy and unsettled on the ball. The usual high work rate of Mike Robinson and Ben Britto didn’t allow them to relax.
Due to player availability, Dipak Tandel moved from his usual back 4 roll into central midfield. This added extra speed to the midfield line. Goals came from Tandel, John Davis, Father and son pairing of Ben and Noel Britto.
Ady Lamb, as always, had a terrific game in the centre of the park, tidying up and setting up the action. He has able to push forward, and was particularly effective at the business end of attacking short corners. The drive and determination of the Britto’s, Davis and Robinson in the D, meant these came thick and fast – providing the vehicle for two of the goals. Having just one sub on the Banbury side was a minor worry, particularly as the pitch was quite slippery. Ady Lamb took time out on the bench following a hard fall. During this period, Abingdon took some hope by clawing back a goal on the break, with the Banbury defence caught high. Jamie Lamb managed to pull off two huge saves in quick succession and it took the third before it hit the back of the net.
This completes a run of 4 straight wins for M4’s, consolidating their position in third place in the league. Next week they entertain Thame at home.