6s vs Old Wilsonians – 14.04.18
Match Report – 14/04/2018 vs OLD WILSONIANS 6 HOME (BUT AWAY)
Well what a massive two games ahead for the Mighty Merton sixes, first off was Old Wilsonians 6’s who kindly agreed to switch venues as the Hood was still unplayable.
This was a potentially tricky game on paper as a defeat here for us would had the league title pretty much to their 5’s. We arrived with a strong squad on paper. A squad of Merton’s number 1 Swanny in goal, back 4 of Chappell, Grant, Skipper, Spense. Midfield Michael and Charlie (who is now firmly part of the 6’s squad), George and Callum. Up top was Pete (who is on fire!) and the Big DOG!! A very strong bench of Matt, Reece and Dan P.
When we arrived on the pitch it was quite clear this wasn’t the same sixes squad that turned up to a flooded WCE, when we unfortunately couldn’t play. However they were not to be underestimated!
Again the game started and we were superb. Knocking the ball around and finding some great passes to get in behind the high line of Wilsonians. We were winning all the tackles and fighting for every second ball. Chances came and went, but finally Tony banged one in! Callum again was superb creating numerous chances and getting on the scoresheet himself. George scored a great solo goal and with Tony grabbing another were soon 4-0 up. A good finish from Wilsonians made it 4-1 at half time. Again we were brilliant and really playing with confidence. Second half we were again strong and Pete, who had a superb game nearly scored a worldy of a header. Michael and Charlie were having great games and broke the midfield at will. Loverboy Tyron will struggle to get back in the squad! Anyway with a couple of goals from Pete, a superb strike from Callum and Dan P getting on the scoresheet. A great own goal from Chappell and a superb finish by their striker made the final score 8-3. We played great and comments from the oppo in their match report didn’t need to be said. We are a very strong side – but a team has to be built and to play like that at our level is a great achievement for the sixes. Plus we can’t help out the oppo when they gift us four goals by passing across their back line and to players in yellow!! I would also be fair to our fives and for any team that raises eyebrows at our position, both teams in the club have had a squad and they have stuck with them throughout the season!! One game down – 2 to go to be champions! MOM – Callum DOD – CHAPPELL