We started abysmally when former Ricay player Sasha Opinel was allowed to curl an effort home from just outside the area in the opening ten minutes. Our defence looked at sixes and sevens but gradually we got on top.
We started creating a few chances. Midgers had a shot saved by the keeper, Pearson dragged an effort wide and Jon Keeling was unlucky when he got through on goal but his first touch wasn't quite good enough and the keeper was able to save. Midgers also had a decent shout for a penalty.
As half time approached Keeling curled a brilliant free kick into the box and Pearson headed home from close range.
We really started to get into gear but half time came too quickly for us.
In the second half we continued where we left off. Duffers and Ollie had a couple of efforts and at the other end Danny made a sublime save to deny a Farnboro goal.
Jonnie Keeling was in fine form and a superb run and shot saw the keeper forced into an excellent save. Greg Pearson was also something of a handful and had a couple of half chances
We just couldn't quite find the opening despite our dominance and towards the end we started to get rather sloppy.
With virtually the last kick of the game a superb move saw Duffers play in a great cross that Ollie toepoked just wide when it seemed easier to score. A few weeks ago he would have buried that!!
A much better performance though. Jon Keeling was outstanding a real livewire. Greggors won nearly everything in the air and Greg Pearson looked promising. Held up the ball well but needs to work on his finishing and some of his passing.
Dave Theobald had an excellent game at the back and in fairness the defence improved as the game went on. Midgers and Duffers also played well and Duffers linked up superbly with Keeling at times.
My dad spoke to Lee Boylan at half time and Lee reckons he is close to making a come back possibly over the Xmas period. He says he needs to sort out his match fitness but apparently his knee is OK.
We certainly need him sooner rather than later but today was much better and we go into the Daggers game on Boxing Day in a better frame of mind.