Newsletter w/c 3.5.21
- 2nd May 2021
Fixtures Sat 8th & Sun 9th May 2021
|Venue / Referee
|Honourable Artillery Company II
|Kings Old Boys
|Wandsworth Borough III
|Home – Pitch 1
|Old Suttonians V
|Home – Pitch 2
|Wandsworth Borough VI
|Home – Pitch 1
|SAL Vets Cup
Mariano Heredia Irod Bramble
Old Meadonians 3 – 1 Fitzwilliam Old Boys
Goals – Kimpton, Brighty, Brandon
The pregame consisted of a lot of panic about what colour kit Fitz play in and whether we should play in our normal home kit or play in the yellow away kit.. we opted for the home kit. Kev was also demanding a team photo before kick off so he can build up the Socials
The team talk before the game was pretty simple “ Another 3 points nothing else and play the ball on the deck, pass it around them and they won’t get near us “ also think Kev has been watching abit too much Top Gear this past week as non stop car references where shouted out during the team talk.
Kick off came around and Meads had KO, we started positively, keeping the ball and passing around nicely creating chance after chance.The first goal came shortly after this spell of play with Caino whipping in a Corner and Kimpton tapping it from 4 yards out. Management will be well happy with this as they are always banging on about scoring from set pieces. Meads 1-0 Fitz Meads continued to dominate possession and playing some lovely football which led to Brandon twinkle toeing his way round 3or4 Fitz players and play a lovely ball through to Brighty who calmly slotted it in at the near post Meads 2-0 Fitz.. Shortly after this Marsh takes a short goal kick to Kimpton who takes a dodgy touch and gives the ball away at the edge of the box leading to a chance for Fitz but great keeping from Marsh and defending from Harry kept the score at 0-0.
Half Time approached and the team talk consisted of being told to kept it tight and not give anything silly away.. Easier said then done I guess. We invited pressure on and gave away some silly fouls 1 which led to long ball towards the box and Kimpton standing his ground and the Fitz player falling over and the ref giving a penalty to Fitz. Outraged at this decision, another soft penalty given against Meads, Fitz score the penalty. Meads 2-1 Fitz At this point Fitz started throwing bodies forward and lumping the ball up but meads defended well and dealt with what they had to offer, we started catching them on the counter with Brighty, Brandon & Archie leading the counters and Brighty storming his way into the box and being tripped over but No penalty was given.
Dodgy ref is you ask me. Another counter attack occurred and this led to the 3rd & final goal of the game with Brandon picking the ball up twinkle toeing his way through numerous Fitz players again and hitting the ball with his left foot from the edge of the edge of the box and it rustling the net. This caused massive cheers from the Meads players and management led by Kev constantly shouting Boom Xhaka Laka for 5mins .
Loves that phrase Final score Meads 3-1 Fitz
The team talk after the game was nice & quick and we moved into preparing for next week. Oh and just more of Kev shouting about cars & motorways! “The car parts are there The engine is purring We are off the B road We have smashed the A road And now onto the motorway” And Xav still complaining about how he can’t fine Kimpton for anything yet.
MOTM – Brighty WIG – Kimpton
Another good 3 points and moved us to 3rd in the league! COYMS!!
OMFC Wildcats IV 4 – 2 Royal Sun Alliance – Take a f***** touch Aidan!
After a week off duty the Wildcats returned to the lands to face Royal Sun Alliance with revenge on their mind after a threadbare 11 narrowly lost the reverse fixture back in October. That day was the debut of one Toby Stroud-Turp who found the scoresheet that day and was determined to do so again after his hat trick heroics against Fulham Compton just 2 weeks ago, more on him later. We also welcomed back Nick the Falcon and there were Wildcat debuts for Stephan and Shane.
Off and running and after watching the thriller that was the 3s 0-0 draw with Tiffs we knew we were up against it to provide the most entertaining game of the weekend. A few minutes gone and great link up play from Rusty and Toby sent the latter through on goal, their keeper stayed on his line, Toby kicked it at him and somehow it went through his legs, 1-0. The Wildcats were purring with confidence and with Rob, Aidan & Kody pulling the strings in the middle feeding rampaging wide men Marlon and Harrison we were well on top. Ball after ball flashed across the 6-yard box but still without the final connection to make the dominance count and we all know what that means… a quick break from RSA caught the back 3 napping and only an outstanding stop from Rorke kept us ahead, warning shot fired.
For all the attractive football we were playing it was route one which provided the next big moment, Shane pumped a goal kick long their defence charged up the field like the battle of the light brigade, all missed it, Toby in again, composure, 2-0. The HT whistle went, and the only first half negative was an injury picked up by Nick the Falcon who we hope isn’t out for too long.
You could then pardon my confusion 5 minutes into the 2nd half when I suddenly looked up at the imaginary scoreboard and it was somehow 2-2, a total calamity of a goal to make it 2-1, and a classic toe banger put all our hard work in the shitter. Luckily, the spirit in this team is evident for all to see and with subs Stephan and Chris providing some newfound ambition we liked our chances of turning it around.
Now… Toby Stroud-Turp, arguably the form striker in the club, already on a hat trick and has their CBs on toast. 2-2 and needing a goal he springs the offside trap again their keeper stays on the line, 6 yards out dead centre of the goal… smashes it wide. No matter Toby, Rusty will put you in again, round the keeper, surely he can’t miss again…. Wide it goes. Third time lucky? Header bound for the corner he wheels away knee slide for the hat-trick? No, ball hits the post and stays out. However, just like in his dating life Toby kept pestering their defence and got the breakthrough, finally it was 3-2. By this point their CB had enough of Toby so kicked him in the box, penalty. Rusty stepped up after a very unselfish game and ended his own mini drought, 4-2. Some great defensive work to see the game out from all meant we kept up the pressure in the promotion race. Fingers crossed Old Thorns can do us a favour next week to keep the title chances alive.
MoM – Toby, not totally clear cut, Harrison and Rorke ran him close, but again a hat trick hero.
WIG – Toby, another double, could have had at least 5 on the day if he didn’t channel his inner Joelinton
Squad – Rorke – Clemo – Stevie V – Shane – Marlon – Harrison – Aidan – Rob – Kody – Rusty – Toby – Stephan – Nick – Chris
Meads 7s win epic battle in grudge match.
OMFC 7s come from behind to win 4-3 at home to league leaders Sinjuns Grammarians IV
If there ever was a match the 7s wanted to win, it was this one, having suffered what can only be described as the spanking of the season, 8-0 away with a bare 11, we really wanted to ensure at all cost Sinjun’s left the Riverside Lands with a bone in their throat, literally but not literally if you catch my drift?
The Gaffer, tired of the constant lateness, throws a curve ball and tells the squad that kick off is at 14:00 when in fact it’s not until 14:30, it worked a treat, 11 players were sat pitch side with the sort of look smeared all over their faces you’d get as a kid then your mum asked if you wanted a cheese sandwich and you took a bite and found she had snuck a tomato in there.
Availability was scarce this week, no strikers fit or available, the so called spine of the team all away up north, no doubt raving in Liverpool and then rioting in Manchester, the gaffer had little option but to call in a few favours.
Up stepped few old footballing Dons, the prodigal son Felipe Da Silva, Joey Fearon and Anas Jalil, who actually dropped out a few hours before kick off..
We start the game poorly and concede 2 soft goals from yet again 2 set-pieces
Big Jak Jackson’s hammy / knee goes but he soldiers on
Felipe dances through about 5 players “its samba time”
Brandon narrowly sends a shot just past the post
Aclando comes on for Jerome Adams (turning point)
Joey manages to make half a yard and scores to make it 2-1
The halftime team talk is literally the gaffer saying “did u hear that, they just said their the better team”
Brandon has a chance which he is adamant crossed the line, ref says no goal..
Aclando takes a freekick about 10 yards off the centre circle and floats in a cross which Joey dinks past the keeper 2-2
The gaffers aggression gets the better of him and concedes a pen, 3-2 Sinjuns
Old git Paul Augaitis saves the gaffers blushes and scores a thumping effort in a climatic last 10 minutes
Jerome comes on for Felipe with 10 to go
Jerome finds Joey who scores his hattrick and the winning goal but fractures his wrist in doing so
Never before has victory tasted this sweet, it was like we had won a cup final.
Naturally despite almost winning MOM the gaffer was the DOD, WIG, whatever you wanna call it?
Joey gets MOM but it was Paul Augaitis who literally saved the day and kept a cool head despite Sinjuns best efforts to get him to bite.
Sinjuns now sit 4th in our league and will be mindful about who they laugh at in future.
This is what amateur football is all about..