Bit of a mixed bag on results this week, let’s hope for more goals and wins next week! Hopefully the men’s match reports will come soon…
Ladies XI 2-0 London Wayfarers 4s
Imagine the scene… a quiet suburban road in Tooting Beck and along comes Kate, the tranquility shattered. Neighbours start twitching their curtains to see what was going on. Her car horn starts blaring and doesn’t stop. We go over to check if she is ok and she is a strange shade of green. Before we knew it she is out of the car, keys in hand with the horn continually blaring! The neighbours are out in the road now and Kate is trying to recover from a viciously repeated ginger smoothie.
However, this didn’t put her off her game and she had a cracking match down the wing and even secured MOM. Despite the dramatic start to the match, we were all over them, with 90% of the play in their half. The whole team played well, we pressed, we played round the back and took advantage over the inexperienced umpires. Despite many of the team being off ill, we managed to find us that extra energy to pull us through the match to win 2-0. Another fine victory that puts further pressure on the league toppers, ready for the show down in a few weeks.
OC Vamps 4-3 Surrey Spartans Ladies 2
Barnstormers vs Epsom HC Embers – 0-4
1st XI 2-4 London Edwardians
2nd XI 4-1 Cheam
3rd XI 6-0 Addiscombe Men’s 2s
Another curate’s egg of a performance when we looked superb in bursts but very lacklustre in between. To Addiscombe’s credit they countered well and created chances throughout but rarely looked like scoring while we dominated possession but found ourselves running into too many dead ends inside the 23. Still, a good win which keeps us top.
4th XI 0-2 Croydon and Old Whitgiftian 3s
Heroic performance against run-away league leaders Croydon on Saturday. They said it was the toughest game they have played and to concede only twice was testament to some impressive defending and hard work all round. A great team effort. 0-2 was probably fair result in the end, but to keep it 0-0 in second half was massive.