Moors Academy 5 Feckenham 1
By Luke Turner
Ronald Crane reports on a five-star victory...
Back from suspension, Jordan Clarke was on fire. As early as five minutes, his team mate’s persistence won the ball for him and he was able to walk the ball home. Five minutes later he pounced on a poor kick-out by Feckenham’s goalkeeper O’Day to double his – and Moors’ – tally.
The rest of the first half did not live up to this wonderful beginning. Perhaps it was the cold and blustery conditions, a real early winters day. Conceding two such early goals away from home did knock the visitors back, but to their credit they re-grouped and set about limiting the damage. Perhaps Moors took their collective foot off the pedal as well?
There were other chances for the Moors, but none were taken. Chances for Feckenham were few and far between. Dylon Bennett was giving a wonderful performance in midfield, and Jordan Clarke remained a thorn in Feckenham’s side. He was not the only player to cause the visitors problems. Every Moors player was doing superbly well. Yet they still gave the ball away far toom often for comfort.
For the re-start Feckenham brought on Daniel Murphy, and the tall front runner made an immediate impact with a goal within three minutes of appearing.
Now: would the young Moors sink, or would they respond? Jordan Clarke had no doubt, two minutes after Feckenham’s goal, he made a goal all on his own. Dancing into the area he beat four or was it five, maybe even six? Whatever, score he did. It was worth the price of admission just to see such a solo goal.
From this point the final result was never in doubt. Jordan Clarke got his fourth, again on his own, if not as spectacular as number three and towards the end Keziah Martin got in on the act.
Efe Unarhemhen limped off with, what looked like, a nasty ankle injury. This did not dampen the Moors’ performance. They are not the finished article, but they are improving with every match.
Manager Sam Manoochehri was himself purring afterwards, but told me he was annoyed at conceding the goal. Nevertheless the management team have to pleased with this result against an improving Feckenham side.
Moors: Biddle; Mbuti; Kendrick; Bennett; Unarhemhen(Campbell); Thomas; Gill(Lagui); Martin (79); Jordan Clarke (5,10,50,60)(Jerome Clarke); Anaebonm; Sephton. Subs not used: Nathan Binner & Harvey Meacham.
Moors Next Match: Saturday 10th November 2018 GPN Sports v MAFC at Sphinx Sports & Social, Sphinx Drive, off Siddeley Drive, Coventry, CV3 1WA KO 3pm
Moors Next Home Match: Saturday 17th November 2018 KO3 pm MAFC v AFC Church (Saturday Vase) Adults £4 including Matchday Programme: Under 16s £1.