A game of two halves with the AP 7th’s losing the first 4-0 and the second 1-0 which given I did the old fashioned O levels that Mr Gove is keen to bring back means that I can work out that is in fact a 5-0 defeat .

The 7ths took to the pitch with a mixture of old and new faces . Paul “Bafta Boy Williams had flown in from Toronto where he had been attending the worldwide premiere of his new film called Songs for Marion . The press reviews have been good but as he turned up with no money to pay the match fees can I please ask as many members to go and see the film as possible to help him out.

Old Parks are a side which are fit , fast and young as well as skillful . Despite the slight difference then in the two sides it was fairly even in the first 10 minutes and it took a defensive mistake to gift them the first goal. The new look back 4 welcomed Alex (this is the first time I have ever played without linesmen, too much FIFA 12 for you then)

Grantham and we were soon being kept busy by the ever moving Old Parks forwards . A free kick saw them spring the off side trap and 2 became 3 when they won the ball in our half and finished in clinical fashion.

Despite this our passing was good. Derek and Ewan were doing really well and Tom was getting his shots away. From a corner we hit the bar with Derek rising above their defenders from a corner but they broke and added a fourth before half time. The second half saw us really compete and we unlucky to not score before the skipper was caught one on one with their slightly younger and faster forward. Bafta boy in goal (could we be calling him Oscar later in the year?) pulled off some top quality saves during the game and as a team there are a lot of positives to take away from the game.

Next week we are away to Broomfield and with more regulars returning let’s aim to get a winning start to the season .

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