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Mens 6's miss the elixir of youth (ie theyre missing some youth!)

29 November 2014

Men's 6s 0 - 2 Newbury & Thatcham Men's 3s

With a combined age in the forward line of more than 150 years, it is perhaps no surprise that the Mens 6's struggle once in a while. And before the forwards union send over their rep to remonstrate, the backs situation is even more dire at an average of 52!!!!

In an attempt to install some pace (I use the word advisedly) at the back, skipper Spittles welcomed back the returning HAck (Karl, not journalist) into the back line, but despite oodles of effort, Karl's rustiness unfortunately meant he reverted to his name and nearly saw the first yellow.....On this occasion the well meaning umpires gave us the benefit - something that Affie didnt get when later on in the game he saw green and yellow....not a good pick for fantasy league this week!!

Despite all this, we got to halfway through the second half at only one down, mainly due to the brilliant efforts of Jonny Atkins in goal, and to the endless running of Ashley Robbins and SAm Raynor. The second came when Spittles decided to stay on the line whilst Jonny was splayed on the floor, and the Newbury forward slotted the passed short round him.

Everyone though, put their all in, and the commitment was akin to WImbledon of old, even if that wasn't pretty. We must have defended around 20 shorts, so 2-0 was in a way a victory.....

We need to get the ball up through midfield more, and get KP Look alike and VAn Persie back on form, and as well as that, some trawling in the team below for some young blood may be necessary.......

It was also great to see the Chairman back where he belongs (on a hockey pitch with a stick)

Obviously, by virtue of the fact that I wrote something this week, this was better than last week....



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