5 of Group B saw two teams looking for their
first points of the day as John Barnes FC met
Whiteley Stags. The latter had only just lost
their first game by the old goal against a strong
FC Radbroke side so would hope to bounce back
from that. John Barnes FC had themselves lost
to a strong Sportsman Bar side.
first goal in these games can often prove pivotal
as going a goal behind after a first game defeat
can dent the confidence and give you that sinking
feeling. By contrast, scoring the opening goal
can give you a well needed lift to kick on.
The opening goal in this game came from the
boot of Jake Alford for Whiteley Stags and they
did indeed kick on to make it 2-0 through Alex
Barnes FC's task got even more difficult in
the second half when Jake Alford added a third
goal and with that the destination of the three
points was decided. The referee drew the game
to a conclusion and it was Whiteley Stags 3,
John Barnes FC 0.
win lifted Whiteley Stags into 4 th position
with the defeat leaving John Barnes FC in 5th