The 7’s view
I was going to just put ‘read their report below’ but I figured I should stop being a lazy sod. This was a really good contest with two equally matched teams played in an excellent spirit. Both teams battled really hard and it could have gone either way (and other such tired football cliches) but at the end of the day the main difference was that the 8s took their chance when it presented itself, and the 7s didn’t create too much up front.
The positives that we will take out of this game are that the defence and midfield are starting to look solid again and match fitness is returning. Buoyed by his national Rugby teams rather fortuitous early morning victory over the Welsh, Laurant had another storming game at the back alongside the excellent Ryan Taylor. Richard Bowhill is looking stronger and stronger in midfield, James Kennedy is starting to to become more influential and Josh Hyde looks like a real find for the season. We now need to start putting more balls into the box and taking some chances.
Onwards and upwards oh mighty 7s! Cry ‘God for Harry, England and Andy Brough!’
The 8’s view
A competitive encounter with limited moments of decent football. The 8s lads were pleased to get the win in a scrappy affair. One moment of attacking quality saw Jack Parsons bring the best out of the 7s keeper, with Dave Potter following up for the only goal from a tight angle late in the game. His 4th of the season and another important one.
These north London derbies are tense affairs, so getting the result was the most important thing. Plenty of room for improvement in keeping hold of the ball, but top marks for battling spirit.
MOM – Dan Ware (Solid at full back and a couple of forward runs and crosses worried the opposition).