Spencer away, Prem - 3 Mar 2007
This week saw a truly forgettable performance from the Purple and Gold. Spencer opened the scoring as the heavens opened, in what could have been the Creator's verdict on Purley's performance. Unforced turnovers gave Spencer plenty of possession, and when Purley did work the ball in attack poor choice of shot was costing them dearly, with Purley finding the back netting more times than they were on target. At the other end things weren't much better, with the normally solid Purley defence allowing runners from midfield to slice through for shots on goal.
Even so, Purley did manage to sneak out into a 2-1 lead at quarter time, and 6-3 at the half, mainly due to the only part of the Purley game that was working well - transition. Winning the ball on the ride yielded a couple of goals, and the clear was also generally working well, resulting in several fast breaks.
Though the Purley lead was never substantial, Spencer never looked likely to close it, and though Spencer got to within 2 when they opened the scoring in the 4th quarter, they never seemed to have the belief that they could take the game, showing a lack of intensity which allowed Purley to notch up 2 more goals without reply to take the final score to 11-7.
Goals: Matt Payne 3, Jesse O'Hanley 3, Jamie Tasko 2, Graeme Holland 1, Mike Barrett 1, Chris Spence 1