Guildhall 2 – 0 Trinity Laban FC
Matt May (ass. James Walker)
Tom Mahoney (ass. Dan Buxton)
MOTM: Dan Buxton
Full Match Report
It was Saturday 20th November, and it seemed the whole of London was trying to stop the unstoppable force that was the Guildhall Football team as they made their way to face off against Trinity Laban. Despite many train delays Guildhall rocked up to the pitch in high spirits and with a toot of legendary referee Harry Plant’s whistle the game was underway.
The game started off with high Trinity pressure, but Guildhalls new look defence stood firm. Dan Buxton managed to tip the ball onto his crossbar after a deflection from a few yards out, commanding the box throughout the first half. The new look defence of Buxton, Jack Ross, Sean Byrne, Tom Masciaga and Jonny Ainscough were and impenetrable wall in the first half stopping any attack from the opposition. There was some quick thinking at a free kick from James Walker as he played a defence splitting through-ball through a confused Trinity defence to Matt May who slotted passed the Trinity Keeper. 1-0 Guildhall (Goal scorer – Matt May. Assist – James Walker).
Guildhall started to dominate the first half and their hard work was rewarded. Buxton played a brilliant 70-yard ball to the ever-dangerous debutant Tom Mahoney who chased down the ball, cut though the trinity defence and finished brilliantly to cap a great first half for Guildhall. 2-0 Guildhall (Goal Scorer – Tom Mahoney. Assist – Dan Buxton).
The second half started as the first did, lots of Trinity pressure. However, some outstanding saves from Buxton kept Trinity scoreless and had begun to frustrate the Trinity team. Guildhall hit the crossbar from a corner but despite not scoring in the second half, created many chances. A brilliant tackle from player-manager-captain Adam Quilter on twin brother Ben ended all hopes of a Trinity attempted comeback with the final whistle sounding.
A brilliant display from Guildhall FC as they kept their record of being unbeaten in three years. Man of the Match was given to Dan Buxton after a special goalkeeping performance, but a special mention must go to James Walker who played a blinder of a match playing in every position across the midfield. A hard-fought victory kept Guildhall at the top of the table as they go into the winter break.