3s vs EBOG – 17.10.15
Saturday 17th October
Merton FC v East Barnet Old Grammarians
1 – 1
A game that somehow managed to be at 1-1 at full time following a hatful of chances created by the Merton team, with familiar foes in the shape of post/s crossbar/s came to the oppositions’ rescue on several occasions throughout this match.
The game should have been dead and buried at half time, yet as Merton did not take their chances, they entered half time 1-0 down. Classic smash and grab scenario here.
A missed penalty half way through the second half should have been dispatched to level the scoring, but this was saved – therefore the task was left to Dave with a strike from outside the box to settle the scores to earn a draw, which was definitely 2 points thrown away in what could prove to be a very competitive season.
Lessons learnt, and chances to be taken for future games. Improvement in decision making and final third of game could have been costly, yet the team play and pressing created a number of chances for the home team throughout the game.
A disappointed Merton team after the game demonstrated how the team play and chances created is progressing positively throughout the season, game by game.
MOTM: Reece + Opposition keeper.
DOTM: Tony P (missed pen – couldn’t let myself off here lads!)
GK – Arturs
RB – Tony P
CB – Vincenzo
CB – Mike
LB – Mustard
RM – Denys
CM – Dave (Goal scorer @ 70mins)
CM – Neal
LM – Reece
ST – Yomi
ST – Donno
RM – Tom
***A well-deserved mention for Dave Donovan (Donno) who scored the first hatrick of the season at home last weekend, and Merton’s first hatrick of the season overall. MOTM last week, and a challenger for the golden boot this season also.