6s vs City of London – 07.04.18
Match Report – 07/04/2018 vs City of London AWAY 2-8
After the defeat in the cup final this was a chance to try and get on a winning run to bring home the title. With 5 players out from either injuries and romantic breaks to Brazil, it was left to call on favours from the club to get a side out. Luckily enough we had a good 14 players, with a couple of newbies in attendance.
We thought prior this would a potential banana skin as they snatched a draw in the reverse fixture.
Once the team was changed, it was down to the now infamous 5 minute quick stretch and warm up routine and await the start of the match.
Starting line-up was as follows: Merton’s number 1, Swanny in goal, centre half pairing of Grant and Chappell, full backs of Skipper and Spense. Midfield 4 was Charlie, Reece, Callum and Ackers with Billy and Tony up top. The bench was strong with Pete, Dan K and Dan Rist.
Smithy gave the team talk and outlined the well thought out pre-match plans to the troops and off we went.
So now to the game, basically we were superb with Callum causing nothing but trouble for their defence. The long and short of it was goals from Billy, Tony, Callum and a absolute screamer from the skipper put the mighty Merton sixes up at half time! City did have a consolation through a handball in the box by Grant. In the second half we eased a bit and with changes interrupting the flow we managed lots of chances but could only grab the odd goal. The game finished 8-2 and was great way to shake off any doubts that the cup final could derail our season.
Mom – Charlie
Dod – Skipper