6s vs Old Wilsonians 5s – 07.10.17
Match Report – 07/10/2017 vs Old Wilsonians 5 HOME
Talk during the week was to keep the sixes feet grounded after the resounding win against the fives the previous week. We knew from previous games against Old Wilsonians that we expected a tough game against a good club, so formations and tactics were discussed in the days leading up to the game to try and get the best out of us.
The Saturday arrived and with the usual players running late (George!), the returning gaffer was of course stressed out. The late arrival of the ref also rose stress levels even higher.
With a starting 11 of Merton’s number 1 Swanny in goal, defence of Andy, Chappell Grant and Reece (yes the gaffer dropped himself!), midfield of Callum, George, Ty and Gresty with a strike force of Nick and Tony up top. The bench consisted of Trey, LOCKE!!!!!! and Pete.
With the pre match talk dominated of how tall the oppo were over and done with it was time for the game.
Well all I can say is WHAT A PERFORMANCE from the sixes. We got off to flier and were 4-0 up within 15 minutes or so – goals from Nick, Tony x 2 and Chappell (who nearly missed!).
I can honestly say that we were having a red letter day and everything we tried seem to work. Further goal in the first half from Callum and Tony saw us with a 6-0 half time lead.
Half time team talk was that of not being to cocky and playing the Merton way and not to humiliate the opposition (in terms of arrogance!).
I can’t remember exactly how the second half went – but it was pretty much the same. More goals from Tony, taking his tally to 6 in the game. A goal from Pete and the goal of the game from Trey (lovely strike in the top corner!). The final score was 11-0. I’m not sure what was wrong with Old Wilsonians this week as they seem to be off the pace and hardly threatened. I am also guessing that as the 7’s beat the lower team by the same score, they may have had a shortage of players (much like Merton this week).
It was nice to get a result whereby we were so dominant and take all of our chances for once.
Next week it is away to Actonians so let’s hope we can get another positive result!
Man of the Match:
The whole squad played really well and this was our best game this season! There were nominations for Mr Goal Machine Tony (obviously) but the overall majority voted for Andy at right back who had a solid game and is turning into a great find for the sixes!
Dick of the Day: clear winner – Callum. Missed from one yard and tried a scorpion kick as didn’t want to ruffle his hair and head the ball.