Merton Reserves vs Lloyds TSB (Double Header) – 2nd March 2013
Another week in the life of team handsome and another double header. Confidence was high after an apparently record breaking six point haul in High Barnet last Saturday and things started well. A pumped up Davey Q delicately headed home from a sumptuous Oli Ross freekick. Inevitably though Ivan got injured after 15 mins and less inevitably the referee, a particularly unhandsome man, decided that Lloyds needed a helping hand and duly decided to award them an indirect free kick in the Merton box. Sherbs had picked up a loose ball in his area which is disgraceful behaviour from a goalkeeper. Big Lloyds chap kicks ball very hard. 1-1. The visitors then went 2-1 up before half time. In the second half Quainton completed his brace with another header from a Ross cross. Femi and Rayner then missed good opportunities to win all 3 points and Sherbs got a huge fist on a dangerous corner getting a black eye in the process. A disappointing draw.
The third and fourth quarters of this tie were more straight forward the Handsomes. Femi slotted superbly from a delicious Mustard coated through ball and Pearcey thundered home from 2 yards. Classic Pearcey. At the back Toby, Daymo and Curly Dave headed and kicked everything that moved and in the middle Cook and Clayton controlled the game. Lloyds never stood a chance.
The Man most handsome award goes to Quainton and the Oli Ross award for most assists goes to Oli Ross. Official player ratings below.
Team:Sherbs: handsome, Toby: handsome, Oli Ross: handsome, Dave: handsome, Liam: handsome, Cook: handsome, Vanny: vandsome, Rayner: handsome, Quainton: most handsome, Mustard: handsome, Clayton: handsome, Femi: handsome, Pearcey: handsome
Report by:Alex Herbert