Ross (above right) and former manager Trevor Holmes (above left) enjoying the sights in Cornwall. Ross Baker used time with Trevor to tap into his management knowledge.
The game today looked unnerving on paper with some big names missing from the starting eleven. Totton Town's injury list at present is a concern, with Daniel Gain (hand), Matt Froukhians and Leathen Hanlon (both ankle) all carrying knocks. Totton felt they should have beaten BCN quite comfortably last week but managed to win by only one goal. This week provided a chance to show their opponents the gulf in class that exists between Totton and a mid-table Sunday league team. Ross Baker was shrewd before today's game, signing on two new players: 18 year old striker Nathan and flame headed shotstopper Luke. Matty Redman also came back into the side and Ben Hillman was called upon to produce in the centre of the park. The man they call "showboat" did not let down the expectant Concorde crowd. He completely ran the show from start to finish. The great Johan Cruyff would have been proud of the way Ben constantly changed direction with the ball, bamboozling the hapless BCN defenders. ''Ben knows what he's going to do with the ball before his brain does'' said manager Ross Baker ''what a performance.''
Totton Town looked a big threat going forward throughout and the game really was one way traffic. Liam Hanlon netted a hat trick today which takes him to 7 goals in 3 games. Daniel Hanlon was yet again a contender for man of the match and is beginning to stake a claim for player of the season after another menacing performance, rewarded with a brillant goal. New signing Nathan also scored in his first game for the squad. The last goal of the game came from ''nobody does it better'' Kev Booth from 40 yards out. A sublime strike which arched over the keeper and ended the anihalation of BCN. The game finished 6-0 and Totton Town looked like future champions of Junior 2. There were eleven great performances on show today and even Daniel Gain was called upon to do a job at the back, despite his broken hand, once Aaron Froukhians suffered from a hamstring injury late in the first half.
Manager's Man of the Match
Ben Hillman ''He should be performing on stage''