First half goals from Nesh Evans and Sam Hui gave QM first team a well deserved victory over Kings
It was evident within the first few minutes that the QM attack meant business. The sheer pace of Ricardo Everiste is enough to frighten any defender. To quote the president of QMFC, Matthew Collins: ‘’He’s the sort of player you see on trials and sign up instantly.” The game was barely five minutes in and Everiste collected a pass and charged down the right flank, earning a corner. This was a pattern that was to occur several times.
The first real chance fell to QM just after ten minutes in. Nesh Evans and Matt Hart playing a neat one two which set Hart down the right flank, his cross went straight down the six yard line and was cleared off the line. Kings had been warned.
Kings responded with some pressure of their own, but they weren’t really threatening until just after twenty minutes where QM ‘keeper Hussam was forced to save from a header.
QM were enjoying having possession and after some great central play from Mario Martín and Matt Hart, Sam Hui released a delightful through ball to Lolu, but the chance went just wide. QM were playing good football and enjoying themselves. Matt Hart was next to have a chance – driving forward and testing the ‘keeper from just outside the 18 yard box.
QM took the lead on the half hour mark, when Lolu put Nesh through from the right and Nesh neatly slipped the ball underneath the ‘keeper.
Kings looked for an response and it nearly came five minutes later from a volleyed shot following a corner, but the effort went just wide. They were made to rue that chance as QM extended their lead just before half time. Everiste provided the assist across the goal, and Sam Hui calmly slotted home to make it 2-0 to QM.
The opening ten minutes of the second half saw Kings applying pressure but not really penetrating the QM defence. The centre back pairing of George Bickersteth and Tom Jackson proving to be more than capable of taking care of anything the Kings attack had to offer.
QM were looking comfortable but they also knew that they couldn’t sit on their lead and they needed to take their chances when they came. Nesh was having joy down the right side with his dribbling, and with Everiste’s pace causing no end of grief, Kings were having trouble dealing with QM’s quality.
Kings were now resorting to long range shots and ‘keeper Hussam was dealing with them. QM looked to grab a third, but that didn’t arrive, so in the end the game finished 2-0 to QM.
Man of the Match: Hussam