Newsletter w/c 21.3.22
- 23rd March 2022
Fixtures for Saturday 26.3.22
|Team||Opposition||Venue / Referee||Competition||Kick Off|
|1sts||HAC||Away / Burton Court, Royal Hospital, Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4SR||League – Premier Division||13:00|
|3rds||Mickelham Old Boxhillians||Home / Chiswick Pavilion / Referee: Gerry Franklin||League – Div 2 South||14:00|
|5ths||Old St Mary’s 2s||Home / Riverside Lands Pitch 1 / Referee: AJ Vaicuinas||League – Div 4 South||13:00|
|8ths||Old Guildfordians 3s||Home / Chiswick School / Referee: Amar Chana||League – Div 9 South||13:45|
|Sun Vets||No game|
Jose Da Cruz
Old Meadonians 0 – 0 Old Hamptonians
On a sunny day down at the Lands, Meads faced a Hamps team struggling for numbers.
You’d have thought this would have encouraged the boys to get the ball down and pass it around, unfortunately that couldn’t have been further from reality.
Meads struggled to get into their rhythm and we looked more toothless than Toby’s choice of women (he loves a cougar).
You’d have been forgiven for thinking the Meads had all been on the piss the night before as we couldn’t string more than two passes together, the only threat coming from a Jermaine clearance which looked destined for the top corner before a good save by the Hamps keeper.
Half time mercifully came and gave us a five minute break from watching the dross but unfortunately the break didn’t last long and the second half soon kicked off.
Whilst we tried to keep the ball more and Hamps didn’t seem to threaten, the second half continued in the same vein and there weren’t many clear chances. Mikey going closest with a one on one which he spanked over the bar. Ironically, wouldn’t be his worst experience with a bar as he ended up in the Swan later that night.
Aside from that, the only other action being Lewis vaporising one of their ankles, Alex kindly came over to offer a helping hand and demanding the player roll off of the pitch so we can get the game over and done with. Meads living up to the family club reputation.
Thankfully, the referee blew the final whistle and put us all out of our misery. If that performance had been one of the racehorses at Cheltenham, it would have been taken out round the back with a shotgun long before.
I’ll be running support groups for anyone who has been affected by that match and may have PTSD, it always helps to talk about it lads.
Man of the match – Joe Richardson
Wig – Xavi for being a bitch