18th December 2011
Good Enough Is Good Enough
by Randy Forder.
Sphinx 2 Atherstone 0
Sphinx ended their home campaign of 2011 with a damp 2-0 win against Atherstone Town. The win keeps the Sphinx on top of the pile with there next game on Boxing day away to Coleshill.
The game its elf was not the best for the viewing spectators with the first half most probably the worst half of football seen at Sphinx Drive this season. Sphinx could not trap a bag of cement and there first touch was reminiscent of baby elephant play circus football. When they did actually string three passes together they got into the Xmas spirit and duly gave they ball away to their opponents.
Atherstone in all fairness worked the harder of the two and had the better of the half footballing wise having a couple of efforts on goal that didnt woryy O'neill in the Sphinx goal. Sphinx themselves went closest when a cross from Ruff was met a the near post by Rhodes but his header was pushed over by Belford.
The second half was a better affair with Sphinx now starting to get a foothold in the game the introduction of Stevenson at half time brought some calm to proceedings.
It was the Adders who came closest to opening the scoreline when a Sockett free kick rattling the post and way for a goal kick. Sphinx opened the scoring 53 minutes with a scrambled effort after a Williams shot was blocked.
Sphinx started to settle with Stevenson pulling the strings in midfield and its was his sublime free kick into the area that got Sphinx their second goal with Rhodes again getting the final touch.
Atherstone upped there game but never really worried a resolute Sphinx defence. Though the game was a bit drab the most important thing for Danny Mcsheffreys men are the 3pts.
As Asst Manager Lee Knibbs said "Good Enough Is Good Enough"
Sphinx: O'Neil, Hayden, Jackson, Long, Ward, Newman, Edwards, Saunders, Ruff, Williams, Rhodes. Subs: Bilic, Stevenson, Mulldoon, Kay
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