Merton 1s v Weirside Rangers – 8th October 2011
As the cliché goes this truly was a game of two halves. Unfortunately we were so poor in the first half that the second half task was almost impossible but we did give it a good go.
We were so slow starting the game Weirside could have been forgiven for thinking we weren’t interested and after going 4-0 down in half an hour we almost weren’t. A combination of poor marking, slowness in the tackle, and basic errors gifted Weirside three of their four goals which to give them credit they finished very well. Finally pride, and a sense of injustice for an unpunished blatant Weirside headbutt, took over and we started to play with some urgency and bite and got a goal back through Jase just before half time. The second half was a completely different story and we spent the entire half camped in Weirside territory but could only score once more, through Jase again, for all our efforts.
The result was obviously disappointing but more so was the way we were able to dominate the second half showing that with some more quality and greater application in the first half the game could have been a lot different. Having said that I’m sure Weirside’s foot had come off the peddle somewhat at 4-0. A typical all energy display from Jason coupled with his two goals made him our man of the match pushed hard by a high impact second half substitute performance from Vanny.
Team: Oaksey (GK), John, Clappers, Marc Wilson, Will Low, Wilgo (Jonesy 80), Woody (Vanny 45), Tilley, Jase, Ash, Femi.
Written by: Clappers