4s vs Civil Service – 29.10.16

Merton 5 – 0 Civil Service   It was a sombre week for Merton Football Club, with the tragic passing of Nick Papanastasiou. All teams wore black armbands and observed a minute’s silence before their matches as a mark of respect. It certainly put many things into perspective.   That…

Under 15s vs Whitton Wanderers – 30.10.16

Merton FC 4 – 2 Whitton Wanderers    On a cold, foggy morning Merton tried to continue the good performance from the following week against Kingstonians.  We started extremely strong, moving the ball around at ease and dominating the play. It was only a matter of time; when we scored…

Youth Results – 30.10.16

A really strong weekend for Merton was brilliantly rounded off by the Youth section today, who made it three from three. The U13s beat Worplesdon Rangers 4-3, which, after being 3-0 down after 15mins, is a fantastic result. The U14s emphatically beat Bedfont Eagles 11-0. A good win too for…

Adult Results – 29.10.16

Today’s Results. A day of mourning the Loss of Nick P, his 3s and all our teams paid tribute to him at the start of their games. We were pleased to welcome Chris and Nicks’ friends on this sad day. The 1s drew 0-0 with HSBC in an unpleasant encounter….

1s vs EBOG – 22.10.16

After the disappointment of last week’s away defeat, we were keen to change said fortunes around. Back to the fortress Hood. Both Sam and Jonny on time, a good omen right? Even before starting the warm up, news of an Injury on the far pitch meant a 15 minute delay…

2s vs NUFC Oilers – 22.10.16

Merton 2-7 Nottingham University Oilers Following two very unfortunate and undeserved cup defeats in three weeks, Merton went into yet another cup game on Saturday against Nottingham University Oilers. Despite knowing the quality of the opposition, the Boars approached the match in good spirits, eager to take their last chance…

7s vs Crouch End Vampires – 22.10.16

22 October 2016 Report by Martin Quinlan Merton 7XI v Crouch End Vampire 6th Score 5 – 1 So, a new beginning for Merton with a 7th XI for the 3rd time since 1978-1979, and for those like me, who played in the 1978/79 team! As it happens it was…

5s vs South Bank Cuzco – 22.10.16

For those of you who regularly visit the flying fives’ reports to read about how much we’ve won by in the following week, look away now. It had been 2 weeks since we had played as Polytechnic 9s unhelpfully called off last week. We played today like we had taken…

Under 13s vs Old Coulsdon Colts – 23.10.16

Merton FC Vs Old Coulsdon Colts Blazers This was a league match at home. It was a hard match. They had quite a few players who were very good. We did not play that great in the first half as we did not communicate with each other. We all played…

A tribute to a true boar

This weeks edition of the Merton Way is dedicated to Nick Papanastasiou, a true boar who we sadly lost last week in a tragic accident whilst he was on his travels in Vietnam. Those of us that knew Nick would agree that you will never meet a more happy-go-lucky guy…