The Magical Mystery Tour that is the inaugural season of the Men’s 6th XI continued with a whistle stop tour to the fine market town of Aylesbury. The intrepid travellers arrived in good time for a solid warm up by the young lads (& Scraggy) whilst the old lags had a couple of beers, a ciggie and a natter.
Finally battle commenced and a mixture of poor finishing, overconfidence and some decent oppo meant there was nearly a nasty shock. The now familiar ritual of an early lead followed by consolidation and eventual comfortable victory was somewhat disrupted this week. Instead, after an early break the Hawks boys suddenly found themselves under pressure. A combination of careless mistakes and a rather interesting interpretation of the rules always favouring the home team lead to a short corner. Up rolled the Aylesbury equivalent of a Tiger Tank – disguised by a tight fitting Manure shirt and green beach shorts with a view to strike the shot. The Hawks boys had already witnessed the howitzer strikes from 16s and knew debutant goalie Archie Spittles was going to have to be on his mettle. A quick reshuffle of runners resulted in last one back was first one out!! The ball was injected and BANG!! Tiger Tank fired. Henman swerved, Rogers stepped aside but 14 year old Spittles manned up and like a true Spurs supporter booted it back as hard and as fast as it had come. Danger over.
Eventually normal order was resumed, Hawks eventually scored, then scored again and then scored again. 3-0 at half time despite some lamentable finishing from Mr Dunleavy having a “run” on the left wing.
Second half was then a procession with Hawks scoring 7 and allowing the hosts a consolation.
10 -1 onwards to a suspected stiffer challenge from Sonning next Saturday when a win will secure promotion!!