3s vs Carshalton 25.11.17

Despite a string of poor recent results – enthusiasm ran high for Merton’s 3’s. Vincenzo’s inspirational group chat message of “I hate carshalton, let’s f*** them up” was enough Friday motivation to prepare us for the frostbitten soviet Saturday against Carshalton’s 3’s.   With newly signed goalkeeper Sam along with…

2s vs Old Blues – 25.11.17

Peter Quainton is four inches over six feet tall.    “May I suggest putting him on the posts, he’s never headed a ball in his life,” says David Quainton, today’s substitute and Team Handsome legend.   Team Handsome legends Graham Willgoss and Alex Herbert nod sagely. PQ shall defend the…

1s vs Norseman – 25.11.17

Merton FC 2 Norseman 0 So after last weeks successful trip to North London, the 1s returned home looking to build on the back of an excellent all round performance. Norseman were a team who had been promoted the season before and similar to Merton, have had an up and…

Under 9s vs Croygas – 26.11.17

26th November 2017 Merton under 9s                                             2 Croygas                under 9s                             1 Goal scorers                                       Ollie                            …

2s vs Old Thorntonians – 18.11.17

Old Thorntonians 1-2 Merton 2s (a), 18/11/2017 Perhaps the most satisfying moment of a rainy, cold Saturday afternoon the other side of Wimbledon Common was Thorntonians’ centre back imploring his teammates to work harder with the shout of “they want it more”. We really did. Driven forward by a relentless…

7s vs Bank of England – 18.11.17

Match Report  Bank of England v Merton 7s   Away day v Bank of England, on a pitch that’s like a carpet and not to effected by the weeks grey, rainy weather. Last season, the 7s achieved the double over BOE5s, with a 3-1 & 1-0 victory, so maybe today…

Under 9s vs Kingstonian – 19.11.17

19th November 2017 Merton Under 9s                                             5 Kingstonian Under 9s                                     1 Goal scorers:      Faris 2 Louis Archie Ollie MOM:                   Harry This week saw the under 9s play away against Kingstonian under 9s in the second game of the mini festival. A pre match weather warning…

1s vs Wandsworth Borough – 11.11.17

1s v Wandsworth Borough AFA Surrey/Kent Cup We didn’t know what to expect in this game. WB had beaten Old Parks in the last round. Some of my other football friends play for Old Parks and always tell me how good they are. Yikes! We played really well in the…

2s vs Old Finchleians – 11.11.17

Old Finchleians (h) 0-3 Let’s get the positives out of the way first. Good, hope that didn’t take up too much of your time. On to the match, which was to Merton 2s’ confidence what Kevin Spacey is to future box office success. Merton surged into a 1-0 deficit courtesy…

Player Profile – Niall Kelly

NAME: Niall Kelly TEAM: Merton 7’s POSITION: Striker BIRTH DATE: 07/08/1998 BIRTH PLACE: Kingston upon Thames PREVIOUS CLUBS: Dewalt Dynamos (what a team!) Tell us who you are outside of the club. What do you do, how would you describe yourself?  Football Coach and student,  i’m a positive and hardworking…