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First Team vs ;Second Team vs ;Third Team vs ;Forth Team vs; Fifth Team vs ;Sixth Team vs

Youth Fixtures –

Under 10s vs ; Under 11s vs ; Under 11s Boars vs ; Under 14s vs

This weekend 11th May 2019, a Merton team is heading off to Albufeira to play in the Algarve trophy. We are sending a strong team of first class drinkers and bon viveurs some of whom are also not bad at footy. The pics show competition schedule and the stadium and the boys who won it last time we entered and the goal that won it for us. Have a great time and the very best of luck . Enjoy apres footy and karaoke.Sorry not to be coming with you!!!!


The always-excellent annual Awards Night will be taking place at the Hood on Saturday 1st June. It’s a 4:30 for 5pm start, with the awards aspect comprising the first couple of hours, followed by the Liverpool vs Tottenham in the Champions League final (8pm KO). After last night’s magic, and with flights to Madrid already prohibitive, there’s no better place to watch it than at your beloved Hood. For those who want food (fish or sausage), it’s a tenner incl free drink. Let us know what you would like to via Facebook. Should be another brilliant Merton night. All Merton players, friends and supporters welcome!

 


Todays Results – 2s won 4-1 at Old Blues on a dreadful pitch at Kew. Goals from Vanny 2,Dan and AJ. Good 3pts (pics)

5s drew 2-2 Goals from Matt and Andy MOTM -Dwayne and Chris DOTD.

BUT Carshalton beat Ibis 5-1 in Senior Div 2 so the 1s survive a very indifferent season without being relegated!!! Phew!!!


Todays results

1s got blown away at the Hood and lost a crucial relegation battle 4-0 to a very determined and committed Ibis side.
The 2s lost 5-3 away to Norsemen. This was a pretty good performance in a difficult fixture.
The 4s beat West Wickham 6s 1-0 with a good performance Afwaz Choudary took the goal very well Michael Elgar was MOTM and John Gridley was somewhat unfairly DOTD.
5s lost 4-3 Chris was both MOTM and DOTD. (Pics from the Hood 1s and 4s)


Todays results.
The 1s take pride of place with a cracking performance at the Bank of England to take 3 vital points with a 1-0 win DQ the goal scorer . A tremendous team effort orchestrated by Clappers.Well done lads!!! (pics from that game)
6s drew 3-3 Goals from Lewis,Deny and James. MOTM James and DOTD Tom Johnson.
5s lost 2-0 MOTM Pete, DOTD Chris and Luke.!!


Only 2 games today – 1s drew 3-3 at Carshalton (Goals Vanny George and Jamie) MOM George and DOTD Vanny, We had enough good chances to win the game but needed a late equaliser to salvage apoint. Vanny DOTD for a wayward wasteful pass in dying moments when we were breaking for the winner. Their man thought he should be booked for time wasting. ^s having gone to enormous efforts to play their game lost 8-2 at WCE. (GS Lewis and James MOTM -James DOTD- Martin the keeper!!!!
(pics Chris bodybuilding pays off and we don’t have a shirt to fit him. Where was Clapps today -TV debut on sky sports and pics from a good competitive game at Carshalton


Some wins to tell you about today, although it was a second half to forget for the 1s in North London, as they fell to a 6-1 defeat (Sam P with the goal).

The 2s played out a 2-2 draw, with Ackers and DQ bagging a goal each.

The 3s went down narrowly 2-1, with the goal coming from Aaron.

A 3-1 defeat for the 4s, with Nick Englefield scoring for them.

And now for the good news… the 5s pulled off an excellent 5-2 win, with goals from gaffer Aaron, Isaac, Bitmead and a brace from Marcus.

And then the free-scoring 6s pulled off a thrilling 7-5 victory. Both skipper Dave and Lewis bagged a hat trick, and James chipped in with the other. Special shout out to Dave and Aaron Ackerman for leading their teams to big wins!


Results from today…
1s lost 2-0 with Browner MOTM.
The 2s went down 4-0.
The 3s lost 5-2, with Joes Stubbs and Vaughan getting on the scoresheet.
The 4s lost 3-1, with Dom Plumridge the lone goalscorer. Debutant Callum Reid was MOTM in goal.
The 5s drew 3-3, but it felt like a loss, with two late goals doing the damage. Andy Bitmead kept up his goalscoring form with a brace, while Marcus Perkins got the other.
Result of the day goes to the 6s, who won 2-0. Well done to James and Phil, who got the goals, and to Dave for leading the lads so well⚽️ Pictured are Scott and Dulanie from the 5s, who were MOTM and DOTD respectively


First league games of 2019, although results didn’t quite go our way.
The best of it was the 1s game, who played out a hard-fought 1-1 draw. Goal from young Josh Fitzgerald-Smith, assisted by the equally youthful George Brobbey. Pictured are Max and Sam, who were MOTM and DOTD respectively.
No game for the 2s.
3s result still awaited.
The 4s had a day to forget, losing 9-3, although there were goals for the in-form Denys Zhurbiy (2) and Nick Englefield.
The 5s were unlucky to lose 3-2. Andy Bitmead (pictured) bagged a brace. Also pictured is the DOTD Delman, who was both late and gave away a pen🙈
The 6s also suffered a reverse, going down 4-2 (goals for Lewis Riches and Ricardo). Onwards and upwards!

(Pics from the away day and Merton in white)


Saturday saw the annual Vets game against Old Westminster Citz take place at the Hood, although few would have expected the match to go ahead when they woke up in the morning. Relentless overnight rain would surely be too much for pitches not renowned for excellent drainage. But a pleasant surprise awaited the pitch inspectors – the Hood had held its own. Game on!

 

Old, returning faces greeted each other excitedly, as a more-youthful-than-average Merton squad of 15 faced up to Jim Perrins and his venerable OWC team. All that was left now to get things under way was the referee’s whistle. But where on earth was he? Luke Newman – a man with a foot in each camp – gamely offered to stand in, but he was eventually spared as the tardy referee – donning an overcoat and no boots – arrived to get things going.

 

It’s fair to say Merton were under the cosh in the opening quarter, as their defence-heavy squad offered little going forward, but plenty of resilience at the back and in midfield. Carl Philpot marshalled the troops well, while Jamie and Ty did their utmost to coerce the lads to keep the ball on the ground and play football. And there was due reward, as, somewhat against the run of play, a long ball was fired to Matt Haswell upfront. Having done well to (ostensibly) beat the offside trap, his left-footed finish was emphatic, leaving their keeper no chance. 1-0 to the hosts.

 

The advantage lasted all of about 4 seconds though, as OWC hit back with a scruffy goal that trickled in, following a failure on Merton’s part to clear their lines, and a subsequent goalmouth scramble. 1-1. Merton then appeared to have at least maintained parity as the break approached, but a back pass from Kevin Wood sold Swanny short, and the OWC striker converted an easy finish to make it 2-1 at half time.

 

A few fresh legs were brought on after the interval, and the game was pretty even for the 10 minutes that followed. However, utter farce was to ensue. OWC’s front line managed to get behind the defence on the right-hand side, and looked to be zero-ing in on goal. Kev attempted a last-ditch slide tackle, up-ending the OWC striker in the process – just outside the box.

 

Or so we all thought.

 

Not only did the referee ignore the divots – nay, trenches – outside the area and point to the spot, he also brandished a RED card. No harm was done, and Toddy had been coming across as the last defender anyway. Utter madness, and 22 of the 23 people on the pitch were left perplexed.

 

“Stop making this all about you, ref!” raged an incandescent Spence.

 

“Please god, don’t send him off ref. We only get to play them once a year!” an incredulous Perrins – the opposing captain – begged.

 

Eventually, the ref saw a modicum of sense, reaching for a yellow instead. (Does that count as three yellows in one, then?). The penalty remained though, and Jim stepped up to put it away clinically in the bottom-left corner. 3-1, but at least we still had 11 v 11 in this enjoyable friendly.

 

And the injustice seemed to spur Merton on. They began to play their best football of the day, and created lots of chances. Steve Burchell had one audacious crack from the halfway line, and there were a couple of other much closer shaves. None, though, came closer than Ty. Having got the better of the defender, he found himself 10 yards out, with the out-of-position keeper leaving an open goal beckoning. Somehow, Ty contrived to hit the post and the danger was cleared. Incredible scenes, and delirium on the disbelieving bench.

 

Nevertheless, the setback was a brief one, as Merton managed to get a second goal, and shortly after, Kev went from villain to hero as he equalised with a crafty header from a corner. 3-3, and what a game!

 

The hosts continued to press, but unfortunately, a counter attack was their undoing, as OWC broke clear, and a thunderous left-footed finish from outside the box restored their lead. Four soon became five, as the Merton defence failed to mark their men at a corner, and a thumping header found the back of the net to make it 5-3.

 

The men in yellow never gave up, and still looked a threat in the final 10 minutes. However, they’d left themselves too much to do, and eventually the ref called time on what had been a thoroughly entertaining game, played in excellent spirit. As always. The bar was abuzz thereafter, with those threatening to only stay for one, staying for a few more than that. The camaraderie was as evident as ever, and a huge thank to Jim and the OWC lads for coming down. We look forward to a rematch, and many more laughs on Long Good Friday.    


Adult Results –

..2019 - 1s End of Season; 2s End of Season; 3s End of Season; 4s End of Season; 5s End of Season; 6s End of Season

Youth Results –

..2019 - U10s End of Season; U13 End of Season; U14s End of Season

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