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Mens 4s bully High Wycombe in rain-storming win

02 November 2013, 12:30, Banbury Road North (Top)

Men's 4s 4 - 2 Wycombe Men's 3s

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The Mens 4s needed to recover from their first league defeat last week and to borrow Big Dog’s travel analogy, get back on the bike. That we did against a decent young High Wycombe side was impressive; they had a few old heads and a bunch of very talented young players who dominated for the first 25 minutes. We were a bit headless, rushing in where fools feared to tread and we were generally disjointed, similar to last week. Wycombe scored first from one of several short corners, the ball unfortunately dribbling off Dave Cook’s stick as he valiantly attempted to stop the ball on the line. However, once we realised we could pass round them and dominate them in the tackle, a win was within our reach. Minner equalised with an excellent finish soon after and Charlie stepped in for one of his trademark two yard goals to take us into the lead at half time. Their no.31 was their key player and whether it was our relentless, almost bullying display, the teeming rain or his increasing levels of frustration, but once he lost the plot we were almost home and hosed. Adam Scholey, desperate to score, controlled and tapped one in – and although they retaliated with a goal past the statue-like unsighted Boggs in goal, Jasper Barnes-Wallaced in a short corner to take an unassailable lead. The defence was solid – Belfast’s John Carey was excellent in his second game and we were happy to have Rob Home back, er, home. We also welcomed Oli Watts to the fold and we are delighted to have his quality in the team. Thanks to Hutts and Mahon Snr for blowing, both looking resplendent in canary yellow. Now, hands up who wore the no.11 shirt and was accused by the opposition of inappropriate language? Naughty boy, you’ll be on shirt washing duty next week.

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