Saturday saw a Southsea Alternative Choir XI take on a special Victorious Festival XI in a charity football match to raise money for Samuels Fund. The game took place at Cams Alders in Fareham, the home of Fareham Town Football Club.
In a competitive start to the match team Southsea Alternative Choir went 1-0 after a goal by Joe Richards. Early on in the game while both teams found their feet the ball spent a lot of time in the air, however it wasn’t too long before both teams started to get the ball down and play some passing football. After a decisive attack from Team Victorious midfielder Lee Carter equalised making it 1-1.
Team Southsea Alternative Choir were unlucky not to retake the lead after goalkeeper Ian Leighfield pulled off a great reaction save from point blank range. Stuart Scott also went close for the Choir after beat four defenders and bringing the ball forward from the half way line he placed his shot just wide of the post. It was Team Victorious who went into half time leading 2-1 after a goal from Darren Cocking.
Team Southsea Alternative Choir were always looking to attack and play the ball forward into the opposition half, however they were unable to get the equaliser. It was Team Victorious who were the most clinical going forward with Lee Carter and Darren Cocking both scoring their second goals so team Victorious came out 4-1 victors at the final whistle.
Both sides did themselves proud and there were good performances all over the pitch but for me it was Lee Carter who made the difference and deserved my vote for man of the match.