Gallery: Daniels grabs late winner for Codicote against PSV
PUBLISHED: 11:42 27 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:40 27 October 2009
Herts Senior County League Premier Division Park Street Village 0 Codicote 1 CODICOTE maintained their 100 per cent start to the league season with a hard-fought 1-0 victory at Park Street Village on Saturday. Both sides went into the game having taken
Herts Senior County League Premier Division
Park Street Village 0 Codicote 1
CODICOTE maintained their 100 per cent start to the league season with a hard-fought 1-0 victory at Park Street Village on Saturday.
Both sides went into the game having taken the full six points in their opening two games.
Dan Kennoy's men started the brighter on a decent surface which served to help with their passing game.
Park Street went with a more direct approach, launching everything forward to their target man Matt Day.
As a result, the first half was played largely in the midfield areas with Codicote threatening sporadically down the flanks.
The hosts continued their aerial bombardment and looked particularly dangerous from set plays.
It was indeed from a set-piece that Codicote midfielder Ashley Daniels could and should have opened his account for the season.
He directed a header goal-bound, only for the PSV keeper to somehow save.
By half-time both teams were happy with the stalemate and with having not conceded, Kennoy's tactics of marking man to man on the opposition front three was working handsomely.
Park Street decided to drop the dangerous Day into midfield in the second half where he continued to win everything in the air.
The visitors' midfield trio of Wells, Daniels and D'Angelo looked to pick up the second ball and surge forward searching for a breakthrough.
After knocking at the Park Street Village door for 87 minutes, the goal finally came with three minutes remaining.
A scramble on the edge of the Park Street box saw Ashley Daniels break free with the ball at his feet.
Despite a slight bobble, the young midfielder managed to slide the ball into the bottom corner to send the travelling support into raptures.
After claiming another three points, Kennoy said: "Overall this was a good victory for us against a side who will be there or thereabouts come the end of the season."
The boss paid a special mention to his defenders, who kept a clean sheet.
He added: "Particular praise should be reserved for the back four, who carried out their jobs to perfection, and in particular a strong showing from makeshift left back Tom Parker."
After a trio of wins from their opening matches, Kennoy said: "To pick up maximum points in the first three games is great.
"But the most impressive thing is how we've got those results. We need to keep our feet firmly on the ground.