The Blues played well in their first game of the season and came out worthy winners. Manager Stuart Benson was especially pleased with the way the team passed the ball around and competed strongly with Thorney in every tackle.
Deeping started the game strongly with Harry Tidswell getting involved early in the game and runing at defenders with the ball. Indeed, the Blues early dominance paid off when as Harry combined well with Dan Malcolmson to release Connor Bell, who beat his marker and smashed the ball home to make it 1-0.
Connor was working hard up front and linked well with Oscar Benson several times down Deepings left flank, one of which led to a corner. Charlie Titcombe's corner kick was flicked on by Harry and deflected into his own net by a Thorney Defender to put Deeping 2-0 up.
Deeping continued to look dangerous going forward but were reliant on Toby Clegg and Charlie in defence to thwart Thorney on the break, and Will Rodriguez was very solid in goal. The blues went 3-0 after 15 mins when an excellent passing move was finished by Dan following a cross from the right.
Deeping then introduced 2 new players from the bench, Charlie Stewart and Sam Callcut, and they helped to apply more pressure on Thorney, with both going close to scoring a 4th goal.
Ryan Olbromski and Ethan Russell came on at half time and Ryan made instant inroads down the right flank with several good crosses and pacy runs. The Blues were unlucky when the referee awarded Thorney a goal after a long range shot, that most supporters agreed Harry (now in goal) kept out superbly.
The Blues continued to push forward and make chances to score, playing some excellent passing football and it was no surprise when Connor Bell finished in the top corner of the net from Ryan's throw to make the game safe at 4-1.
Manager Benson added, "the whole squad played well and we deserved the win". Toby was awarded man of the match for a very strong defensive display and some tough tackling.
Scorers: Bell (2), OG, Malcomson
MOM: Toby Clegg