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It wasn't pretty, but the Mens 6's win away at struggling Bourton

30 January 2016

Men's 6s 5 - 1 Bourton & Sherbourne Men's 2s

Princesses pitch inspection at 7000 feet earlier that morning reported that the pitch was playable...if only Princess (aka Josh the trainee trolley dolly..) had shown such visual quality in goal normally....to be fair, he had a good game this week, although he failed to stop the home side's solitary goal when faced with 3 attackers and a startling lack of defenders.....

The opposition - a friendly bunch, had a strange mix of players - most even poorer than us, but also a couple of pretty quick, even agile attackers, so after 25 minutes when the score was still 0-0, coach Spittezi, recently returned from an Italian coaching seminar, was pulling his hair out.

Passing (well there was none) was poor, and it was only some decent keeping by Princess that kept the score 0-0. When we did manage to move the ball forward, the ball was hit far too cleanly accross the face of the goal, where even Count Dooku (formerly known as Van Persie before he stopped scoring..and Darby before that..) couldnt get a touch on it.

However Spittezi saved the day (with some sound advice from his assistant Imago) and moved the younger and fitter Wells up front. Suddenly we had someone who could actually hold onto the ball, and better hockey flowed.

It was deservedly Wells Jnr who got the first goal, and things improved thereafter.

Will Cairns started to play some good passes around the pitch, the more "mature" forwards started to look slightly dangerous, and Spittezi started to relax despite his injured achllles...

The half time chat involved a suggestion that not everyone should try to go after the ball, and that maybe something called width and shape might be considered. This was wholeheartedly backed up by the Chairman, who had spent most of the first half on the opponents P spot whilst playing left back.......well at least you could say he was high.....

The second half was much better as the likes of Rodders and Venables used the ball better.

Jar Jar Binks somehow managed to get on the score sheet, as did Elliott (who actually had a good game),  Rodders and Han Solo. Mr Solo (Rich V) , was so emotional after scoring he ran straight over to Coach Spittezi and, as the Coach began to close his eyes in the expectation of a hug, Han screamed to say it was VENABLES on the score sheet...some reference to forgetting him in past match reports drifted past in the wind....its good to see how passionate we are in the 6's.......

A 5-1 win was good to get, and such was the feeling in the Pub that it could have developed into a very messy session, with Cairns the main instigator, closely followed by Binks (Shambles)...who incidentally, if you're an avid reader of these reports, managed to fall asleep at the bloody theatre last week..culture is not destined for that man's future.....

Man of the match was young Jamie Wells who played well and didn't give the ball away, 

Next week home to Eastcote, hopefully Ashley will be back to give the team some direction....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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