Merton 1s v BB Eagles – 16th February 2013
For three quarters of the game it was hard to understand quite how we were at opposite ends of the table to high flying BB Eagles. For the other quarter it looked like the first time that we had ever played together. The afternoon had started so well, with Matty Bosher continuing his fine form in front of goal, firing in from close range after a Clappers flick on from a Hoppy long throw. We were good value for the lead, with the middle three of John, Hoppy and Woody pulling the strings and denying space for the opposition. We then decided to take a hammer to the self-destruct button and by half time were 4-1 down. Sloppy defending, poor communication and an inexplicable refusal to do the simple things across the park (combined with some good finishing) meant that we were out of it by the break. We did however, produce a spirited second half display and were unlucky not to get one or two back through a questionable offside decision and some bad luck inside their box with the ball just not falling to our front three. We travel to Old Actionans next week who are also in the race for promotion, hopefully we’ll leave the hammer at home.
Team: Oakes, Jonesy, Clappers (Capt), Browner, Clowsey, John L, Hoppy, Woody, Will L, Dan W, Matt Bosher
Written by: James Tilley