There's not really a lot you can say about a result like
this, except to admit that your opponents outplayed you
in every department and gave you an absolute hiding.
Goring dominated the first half and were
4-0 up at the break, winning the midfield battle, nullifying
our forward line and causing havoc with intricate quick
passing amongst our defence. They should have had a fifth,
but were denied a clear penalty when Richard Wilkie shoved
a Thistle forward over as he was about to shoot.
Chequer started the second half brighter,
and brought the score back to 4-1 within 5 minutes with
a well taken header by Warren Partridge. Chequer then
dominated play for 15 minutes during which time both Chris
Duffett and Si Price squandered good chances. Thistle
though added a fifth on a breakaway and the heart and
desire went out of the Chequer who crumbled and saw three
more goals go in in the last 10 minutes.
Thistle played some lovely football at
pace and were worthy winners today. Though a seven goal
margin is flattering it could have been worse if not for
a couple of smart reaction saves from David Kennet.
Last year after we were unlucky to lose
2-0 to Thistle, their manager said we were the best 'footballing'
side they had played. I don't think he'd hold the same
opinion today. What beggars belief is that we beat Ajax
Kings Arms 4-1 just two weeks ago, and they beat Thistle
5-3 in the opening fixture. I can only assume Thistle
fielded a weakened side that day.
There were too many hungover Chequer
players and not enough passion or desire today. Credit
to Thistle they played like league champions.
(Aaron Comber 55)
Aaron Comber (55)