We were blessed with really good weather for the planned BBQ event but probably a touch hot for football.
And although the weather has not been too kind for the Hood, it’s been a touch dry, The Hood looked pretty
good with our new black and yellow nets setting the pitch off nicely.
It was an early start with Alleyns old Boys kicking the day off against a 3s/4s side at 12.30. It was a good
game but two or three early goals settled the issue. We rallied a bit in the second half but lost 5-0. It was
encouraging to see a good number of new faces in the Merton line up together with some old faithfulls, Pete
Jennings, Lofty and Neil Davidson to name three.
The next two games that were scheduled were down as 1s v Old Ruts 1s and 2s playing their 2s.
Unfortunately we were very light on numbers and we could only muster one squad of 15 or so for both games.
We lost the first game 1-0 to a slightly flukey goal but despite a few reinforcements arriving a very tired
Merton team lost the second game 3-0 to Old Ruts 2s. The scoreline flattered them a little but their three
goals were incredibly good strikes and unstoppable.
Pete and Jasper had the bar well stocked and Sherbs put on a great BBQ but Old Ruts disappeared on us
again. Still there were a few Merton lads that drank in the bar and Steve and Kevin brought some of the 5s/6s
back for a quick beer.
It was a good day with a lot of footy but not too many Memberships paid on the day. So we need to get
these paid by the end of August.
The 5/6 squad of hardy souls lost 6-4 in a great game away to West Wickham on the 3G.

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