Scorers: Adjekwei(3), Brown, Fernee
It has been a very busy week at work Park faithful, so this report will likely fall into the ‘slapdash’, ‘quickfire’ and ‘half-hearted’ brackets. I get a lot of stick about the match reports, this should have been in, that was my goal, how can you give yourself a paragraph etc etc. However, when the call went out to help out a work laden skipper by writing this week’s effort….silence. Bottlers.
A little trip off to East London (not for me, I live there) in bizarre circumstances. The oppo tried to cancel the game in the morning, declaring an unplayable pitch. It was then put back on after a bit of pressure our side and we arrived to a pitch that was…..distinctly playable.
The game itself was a bit of an ugly one. The pitch was small and hard, so it was all a bit pinball. We were pretty comfortable after taking an early lead, Laurence hitting a dipping piledriver from an acute angle on the bounce. Belter. Ronnie extended our lead with a sharp finish on the turn. Andy looped one in just before the break to put us 3-0 up.
The second half was a bit of a non event. You could see the oppo were missing a few, they only had the one strike but Stu did his best to put a Hollywood tumble in there. Pretty much nothing happened for the rest of the half until Ronnie completed his hat trick in the dying embers. A poked finish and a thumping volley putting the gloss on the AP display. Quick shower and off to the Wenlock.
We played within ourselves but got the job done. As mentioned, there was no way this was a full strength OE’s team but it speaks volumes that we can ease past them. Another 3 points on the board. If we can keep this winning run ticking over for the next few weeks we will put ourselves in a great position. Norsemen away on Saturday, would be a massive 3 points if we can get them. Come on AP.
Team : Pennycook, Carlin (Gunyon), Patterson, Egan, Thrale, R. Hubbard, Monero, Kelly, Brown, Fernee (Shields), Adjekwei
MOM : Got to go Ronald for another hat-trick. Edges out John Monero and Ron Hubbard who dominated the middle.