Month: April 2016
Action from the Hood tonight as our 6s take on Civil Service and Peter our striker defies medical science and doctors orders to make his comeback against the same team when he ruptured his liver a couple of months ago. Keen as mustard and opened the scoring but then missed the pen after keeper bundled him over in the box. (HT 1-0) Second half did not go so well and Civil Service ran out 4-1 winners.
For the first time in a number of years the Club Golden Boot trophy goes into the last weekend with 4 genuine contenders. Tom Benham (3s) leads the way by 1 from Denyz Zhurbiy (3s), followed by Dulanie Richards (4s) and Peter Obeng-Adu (6s)
Both the 3s and 6s have games at home Saturday .. so all to play for… I’m sure Dulanie will be pushing for a game also
Charity Football Match being arranged by 3rd Team player Anthony Postlethwaite
One of my former teammates passed away through illness late 2015. Former team mates have been raising money through other charitable days/events and to get Merton FC involved I have organised a post-season friendly game at Sutton United FC on 25th June to raise awareness, and hopefully a good amount of money at the end of the day to be donated to the below ‘justgiving page’.
The event is at Sutton United FC home ground on their 4G pitch on 25th June, access to ground at 1pm – kick off at 2pm. The teams will be a mixture of Merton XI v Alexandra United FC.
Volunteers/Help needed from Merton Members see below suggestions from Anthony, if you canspare you time to help make this event succussful that would be great. Please contact Anthony on M: 07525100743 or [email protected]
It would be great as this is a charity day if we can sort out officials from within the club to run the line, and ref the game – this will give us the maximum available funds to donate to the charity.
If we are able to bring balls, and necessary match day provisions on the day this would be fab also.
I will be taking the armband on the day, as will one of Billy’s former teammates for the opposition – however an in-house squad manager for the day would be great (Clappers if not playing or Lofty would be great).
Each team (Merton fc & the oppo) will have to pay £120.00 each to book the venue and pitch hire.
Suggested gate cost of £5.00 each for all spectators will allow ground entry and donation, which again- if we are able to sort out someone to do this on the day and collect the donations that would be much appreciated.
We should have enough time to sort all of this out, yet help will be needed where possible if any of our Merton club members are willing to give up a few hours to help the charity cause.
I also think this will be great promotion for the club and hopefully will generate interest for next season- team numbers have been an issue over the past few seasons so hopefully this will be mutually beneficial in terms of raising money, and greater Merton interest.
The quarter finals of the euros will be on in the bar after the game also following the match. Hopefully England are there!
At the Hood this evening our U11s lost 2-1 to promoted Raynes Park Vale. 2-0 down at Half time the boys really battled in the second half. Jayden scored a great goal but they just could not get the equaliser against a very good side.
Vincenzo Di Matteo
Only one game today and Merton 3s drew 2-2 with a very committed CEV 3s who played a lot of the game with only 10 men through injury. They put in a strong rearguard action and deserved their point. Our point is enough to secure third place.
(Pics of Denys/Tom Benham our scorers/Buzzing bar scene and some action shots)
Today’s results from Youth Section. U10s beat Wallington Wanderers 4-2 and thank to McKenzie for reffing the game. U12s drew with top of the table Sandgate F C 0-0. Our U14s (next years U15s) with a lot of new players lining up for next season lost 6-3 to Wandle Wanderers.
Pictures from Yesterday. Our U10s (SYL Africa Cup Winners) in their blue change kit and our U14s preparing for their game. We have a new manager and lots of new players for next seasons U15s !!!!
Tomorrow at the Hood. 3s at home to Crouch End Vamps (KO – 3pm.) followed by Man Utd v Everton Cup Semi final on TV. So Come on down and support our boys as our 3s push to finish 3rd in table. A Team crammed full of Merton legends.
THE MERTON WAY -We need a volunteer to edit the Merton Way. We have not been able to find anyone to take on the job since Ram gave up due to pressure of work. It is probably 2 hrs per week ideally on a Wednesday and we would like to get one issue out before the season ends and then one in the summer ahead of the weekly edition next season. Please contact Max 07768 303423