FCV make it two ECFA wins from two with emphatic victory
FCV Academy maintained their perfect start to the ECFA East Midlands season with an emphatic 6-1 victory over New Stamford College.
Stamford, playing with the wind behind them in the first half, took a deserved lead after just three minutes when they worked the ball through the home side's defence and finished well.
FCV looked to respond immediately, and Khalid Rahim obliged, applying the finish after some fine work down the left wing from Rudolf Blagogee.
The Academy found the net again soon after, Rahim once again scoring to put the hosts ahead, and it was 3-1 after 24 minutes when a deep free kick was knocked down for Richard Abel to delightfully chip the goalkeeper from 25 yards.
The visitors continued to be a threat for the remainder of the half but some determined defending kept the College at bay, and ensured FCV went in at the break 3-1 up.
FCV extended their lead six minutes into the second half and Blagogee was once again involved. Attacking down the left, the Ghanaian glided past the full back and found Rahim inside the box. The striker was to be denied a hat-trick, with his shot deflecting off team-mate Davide Bergamaschi and past the onlooking goalkeeper.
Paolo Prato added the Academy's fifth on 68 minutes after some good work from Grant Brown's side produced an opening for the central midfielder to score, and FCV capped off a fine performance late on when they added their sixth. Ndung’u Memba broke from midfield and found Aditya Thomas, who made no mistake in applying the finishing touches.
It was a case of 'won one, lost one,' on the day, with the Academy also fielding a side in the National League Under-19 Alliance.