6s vs Bank of England 6s – 24.01.16
Merton 6s vs Bank of England 6s 24th January 2016
The 6s turned up in Roehampton at one of the best clubs in the league, Bank of England. We got given changing room 2, which was massive. We played on the converted marked out rugby pitch, this was very wide but short. If we didn’t hit the back of the net, some of the players would definitely score a conversion. Skipper decided to try a different formation of 5 3 2. This didn’t go well and found ourselves 2 – 0 down. Their first goal was a free kick just outside the box and second against run of play.
Time for a change, George came off for Paul and back to 4 4 2. This was better and we started to play football. We went in at half time 2 nil down.
Second half was a different ball game; we dominated and took the chances well. First goal came from a Pete free kick, beautifully placed, although it did go though the keepers flapping hands. We continued to press, when Beans cleared from defence, it fell to Matt in the box, controlled well and slotted the ball in the bottom left corner, although some did say it rolled off and down the shin. Bank did cause a few problems but Mo at the back and Man of the Match was solid, dominating and lead the back four to keep Bank from scoring. His goal scoring time came when he picked up the ball inside Banks half, and like a charging bull took the ball past the Bank players and thumped the ball into the back of the net. Merton had brought it back to 3 – 2 and was buzzing. Subs were made, Dan P came off and Simon came on. Forth goal came from the penalty spot, Martin done his usual forward run from right back, had a chance for shot on goal, when it struck the Bank players arm. Ref pointed to the spot, Skipper wanted to take it, but was over ruled by the other Merton players and insisted Pete took it. I think the Skipper wanted to add to his goal tallied to help improve his crazy bet at the beginning of the season, the rest of the players wanted a goal. Pete stepped up and made it four. Martin Made way for George for the last 10 minutes and Dan P came on for the injured Beans. Merton held on and the final whistle was blown. This result against the others in league put the 6s third. Back to the massive changing and to the bar for a well earned pint. Old Wilsonians 9s next week, a must win as they have surprisingly beaten us twice this season.
Smithy CB (Skipper)