Todays Results. 1s no game, 2s beat table topping EBOG 5-0 Good to have Femi back 2 goals and MOM (pic)
3s draw away 2-2 at Old Garchonians. 4s beat HSBC 4-1 witha 4 goal blitz in the second half. (action pic)
5s lose 4-0 at South Bank but 6s win 4-1 against Old Wilsonians.
Prem Footy in bar after and 6s there to celebrate their win (pic) and Martin Quinlan (6s GK) with a point launches his challenge for Golden Gloves.
MERTON CHRISTMAS DRINKS – 13TH DECEMBER – THE ROY APPLEGATE BAR – JOSEPH HOOD
XMAS FANCY DRESS – FOR WHOEVER WISHES – WHICH WILL BE MOST OF US I SUSPECT…..
No youth games played today due to weather and conditions of pitches.
Today’s Results. 1s win away at West Wickham 1-0. Great team performance and Bosh scores the winner. 2s bow out of the AFA cup losing 3-2 at Dorkinians and after all the effort to get the home pitch playable the 4s lose 3-0. But well done to our 1s for a great 3pts result.
4s team photo yesterday… Prize to the first to notice something very notable about this picture??
The new Team Handsome goalkeeper gloves. Who had the stones to put both hands up and step between the sticks for his team when they were short? Take a bow, Conor Murphy.
As always seems to happen when we have an event at the clubhouse the weather makes it difficult for us. Torrential rain on Thursday night waterlogged the Hood and our home games were called off. But the bar was nicely full at 5pm to start the evening off watching England beat Slovenia. There was a good showing of the 1s whose game was off and the 2s who had lost 6-4 in North London. The 5s were there and a good crowd of the youth teams and their parents. Then it was an Italian Dinner cooked by Marcello and David. They are just launching their catering business and it was a great advert for them. The food was excellent, starters Salata Caprese or/and parma ham and melon. Main course Gnocchi with vegetarian or meat sauce or both and a house speciality of tiramisu or casata. There was a good selection of Italian wines available and a lot was consumed. The youth teams helped out with serving and tidying up. Special thanks to Peter and Jasper Kent who manned a very busy bar and helped out with all sorts of other things in the course of the night. Thanks to our chefs of the day Marcello and David and all else who helped and supported this event. The fancy dress prize was not won and will be a rollover to the next event. Specially commended were Marcello for being Italian and will be famous and his son who looked like a famous Italian Footballer in Italian kit. The Ravinelli twins were commended . The profits from it are to go towards the cost of Sky Television so that we can show it on Saturdays and Sundays in the bar.
Next events at the Bar are Christmas Drinks – 13th December
Youth section Christmas Party – 2pm Saturday 20th December
New Year Quiz – Saturday in January 2015 (to be decided)
U12s win 3-2 away at Twickenham Tigers. 3-2 up at half time and held on till the end in a tense finish. MOM – Colin scoring his important first goal for Merton. Well done boys.
Three trips up and down the north circular, Victoria and Northern lines in three successive Saturday’s and this time we were off to Crouch End for a typically testing battle on their first team ‘pitch’ which hadn’t seen any football since November. The good news for Browner was that no matter where he found himself he always had an excuse for his first touch but for others it meant that playing any real flowing football was going to be a challenge.
We didn’t start particularly well with Tills and Woody getting over run through the middle and the front three of Van, Bosh and Whiteman struggling to get hold of the ball to feet or in behind the Vamps back row. It was at the other end where a lot of the action was and Sherbs had to be on his toes to keep the scores level with a couple of smart stops from half chances. As the half wore on we began to dictate the play morethrough excellent play from Al G and Rat from full back whilst Snooks was enjoying more success throug the middle. Chances were starting to fall our way and after another marauding run down the right from Rat his deep cross found Bosh in space which he expertly guided past the keeper with a smart first time volley to put us one up. The second goal wasn’t far behind and this time Whiteman delivered from the right to find Tills whose header cannoned off the bar and was first to the rebound to turn the ball home to double our advantage going in to the break.
The second half began in the same vein as the first but this time the Vamps found a way past Sherbs (for the first time in three appearances)after some poor marking in our penalty box. We didn’t panic though and soon regained control of the game through decent spells of play down both flanks before Whiteman picked out Van with a pin point cross and his header squirmed through the keepers grasp to restore our two goal lead. Woody then polished the afternoon off nicely with a cross/shot from the touch line which found the far corner of the net and that was that. The hard work that a lot of the squad are putting in on Wednesday nights with Nathan is really paying dividends as we are looking stronger and fitter as games go on. With seven fixtures to go and promotion still very much up for grabs we must not take stop working hard and playing the football that has got us this far. Next week sees us return to action at the Hood against EBOG and thankfully the North Circ will be given a break.
Team:Sherbs, Al G, Clappers, Browner, Graves, Tills (1), Woody (1), Snook, Van (1) (Marsh), Bosher(1), Whiteman (Manton)
Written by:James Tilley