Merton 1s v Old Actonians – 27th October 2012
The one’s continued their recent improvement in form with a convincing win and a very welcome 3 points down at the Hood on Saturday. Matt Bosher fired Merton into an early lead and we were quickly 2 nil up when their keeper lost his footing and slipped allowingMatt’s shot into the goal. Aided by a strong win Merton continued to dominate but failed to add to the score. I was expecting a second half siege as Old As assisted by the wind showed their well known grit. But it just didn’t happen. If anything we played better in the second half and a good move Involving Jase ended up with driving the ball home from 15 yards to complete his deserved hat trick. We carried on carving out good chances with some nice football and Jase carried on missing them. This was a good team performance particularly in the second half with a strong midfield performance; Hoppy very strong and winning a lot in the air. Tills was back to his best and Woody strong in the tackle., not always on time. Clappers and Browner were excellent at the back and Oaksey got the 3rd clean sheet which was well deserved. Jase worked well with Bosh and also had his third rant in as many weeks. This was a good win. The second goal was a stroke of bad luck for Old As and I think they decided it wasn’t going to be their day. And they were right. Nothing really went for them apart from Jase’s shooting. Their were some fruity tackles and one of their lads was sent off for two yellows. We had some bookings. Overall the game was well and sensibly reffed by Robbie Walsh Bosh was also subbed so he could take the standing ovation from the crowd. He wanted everyone to know he was No 11.
An excellent all round performance and a good win and now for the three consecutive cup fixtures.
Written by:Max Herbert