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Ensign safe hard-fought win in fractious derby at Manor

Southend Manor 1 – 3 White Ensign

Match Report by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

The Non-League journey continued with an fascinating & uncommon Friday night time battle at Southchurch Park, which noticed Southend Manor host White Ensign in a keenly-contested native derby. Manor had been nonetheless on the lookout for their first win of the League marketing campaign and that may be a activity made ever more durable however just a few squad departures within the final week or so. They fielded younger stopper Harry McKie in aim, with a defence of full-backs Ben Sargent & Callum Ferris allied with centre-backs Mitchell Arthur and Keanu Hill. Skipper Daniel Okah was in an anchor midfield ole, together with Ope Mosuro in central midfield. Forwards Ben Allen and Luca Frankis had been supported by Kieran James and Lewis Threat. Ensign are nonetheless transitioning their squad following their big rebuild over the summer season. Aaron Bloxham fielded Adam Seal in aim, with a defence of Max Drury, Ollie Jenkins & Daniel Monk. Their ahead line was led by Tony Jacobs & Charlie Portway, with chief help coming from Billy Bonham-Dare & Owen Dixie.

It will be honest to say that this match did have a quite tepid begin, although given the significance on the factors on provide right here, that was maybe comprehensible. Nonetheless, the sport did quickly enliven and the pendulum did swing in direction of Manor after goalkeeper Harry McKie did snuff out a doable likelihood within the offing as he gathered Ensign midfielder Joe Hunter’s cross into the trail of skilled ahead Charlie Portway. Manor’s personal Luca Frankis additionally headed narrowly extensive of Adam Seal’s aim on the twenty minute mark.

Ensign had been beginning to put their passing recreation collectively, nevertheless it was Manor who marginally had the higher of the sport they usually took the lead on 31 minutes. The spectacular Kieran James dodged his marker properly earlier than taking a flip and fired house previous Seal to offer James Wakeling’s aspect a priceless lead.

Ensign roared again although on the different finish, and Manor custodian McKie did properly to carry his composure as he denied each Owen Dixie and Tony Jacobs in seperate assaults, with each Ensign gamers solely having the stopper to beat. That being stated, White Ensign did get their vastly necessary equaliser two minutes earlier than the break, as full-back Daniel Monk began the transfer which ended up with ahead Billy Bonham-Dare taking part in Monk in and the defender confirmed little hesitation to stroke house his low end into the fitting nook.

Half-Time: S Manor 1 – 1 Ensign

The second half was when the stated pendulum shifted in direction of Ensign. Manor discovered it tougher to get the ball by means of the thirds of the pitch, though substitute Jack Unwin did make some good runs and passes. That being stated, the frustrations had been beginning to inform as Ensign’s extra skilled gamers had been taking their time and profitable fouls and the prefer to move the strain again to the hosts.

The large second got here on sixty-three minutes when Ensign took the lead. A effective cross from the fitting flank discovered the pinnacle of Charlie Portway and that header was well-directed and located the web, giving McKie little likelihood. Manor did their utmost to place themselves about to get themselves again into the match however they couldn’t give the ball sufficient to their largest outlet in Kieran James and substitute Eamon Payne did his bit to tighten up the visiting backline as properly together with Ollie Jenkins.

Because the match entered its final fifteen minutes, Ensign poured ahead on the lookout for that essential third aim to decrease any hope for Manor on this contest. Deep into added time, that third aim did come. Two of the substitutes mixed as winger Luc Harpon put in an excellent cross from the fitting aspect which discovered fellow alternative Jack Allen and his header discovered the web, which introduced wild celebrations from the visiting dug-out.

Full-Time: Southend Manor 1 – 3 White Ensign

In abstract, Manor began pretty properly however as Ensign grew into the match, the house aspect discovered it more durable to create sustained strain, significantly after the break. Ensign’s skilled gamers did make a distinction and the longer the second half went on, the extra they grew in confidence.

For this match’s stand-out performances, we begin with victors Ensign. Ahead Billy Bonham-Dare performed his half of their ahead strikes and assisted Daniel Monk for his aim. Monk additionally had a great recreation, displaying excessive vitality ranges, good passing and was up for the battle all through. Midfielder Ethan Evison once more confirmed why he is a vital presence for this Ensign crew and a phrase for Ollie Jenkins as properly who steadied his crew’s defence properly in second half.

For Manor, Kieran James had a very good recreation and made the many of the half-chance he needed to take his aim properly whereas additionally displaying first rate tempo and motion. Keanu Hill had a great match in central defence, clearing properly when put below strain. Harry McKie had a wonderful match in aim, making two first rate saves low down simply earlier than Ensign’s equaliser. Lastly, i assumed midfielder Lewis Threat had a great recreation too down the left aspect, placing collectively some good passes and confirmed first rate work charge as properly.

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