Heroic Herbert claims three points against hardworking Loxwood

A David Herbert brace, along with a goal each for substitute Sam Nduluv and Tiago Andrade separated Chichester City from Loxwood in a thrilling 4-2 victory.
Brendan Millborrow had the first chance of the game, with the centre back towering high to head the ball, only to see it go narrowly wide of the post.
Herbert was then beaten to the ball by out rushing Liam Matthews, with Lorenzo Dolcetti going for goal from near enough the half way line, only for Matthews to leap well and make a smart save, when he was miles off his line.
Andrade, who has really stepped up to the mark with the absence of suspended Scott Jones, was a threat right from the start with a mixture of technical and powerful approach and should have done better in the 12th minute with a gaping goal.
However, Andrade only had to wait four minutes before causing havoc in the visitor’s penalty area, with the ball bundling itself over the line.
City’s target man continued to influence the game, this time setting Herbert up with a delicious back heel, only for Chi’s captain to see his shot hit the side netting.
Lewis Westlake had a half chance to equalise, but blazed his half volley over Jordan Matthew’s goal. Herbert then doubled City’s lead after a neat one two, slotting the ball past a helpless Liam Matthews.
Herbert and Andrade linked again moments later, resulting in Herbert firing his shot just over the bar, with City playing some lovely football.
Half time: City 2-0 Loxwood
Five minutes after the restart, Callum Jardim saw his shot go over the bar, this was followed by a chance for Kieran Hartley from a Dolcetti free kick, but the Chi full back also saw his effort fly over.
Tom Frankland pulled a goal back for Loxwood after great work from Alfie Griff, in what was a fine counter attacking manoeuvre.
Substitute Nduluv had seemed to then give Chi a comfortable gap, with a fine finish into the far corner, much to the joy to of the impressively large crowd.
However, this wasn’t the case, as a goal from Harry Williams gave Loxwood hope that a comeback was on the cards.
Those hopes were snuffed out late on when Herbert scored his second of the game with a cracking low drive from distance, followed by a passionate celebration, demonstrating how hard City had to work for these three points.
This leaves Chichester City top of the league, undefeated in six games after a seriously impressive start to the season.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: