Scorers: Pope(3), Robson(2), White
So the new season has finally came and we’ve started in new surroundings of Minor Division 2. A league in which our 5s went unbeatable on they’re way to claiming the league title, so not much of a reputation to maintain in the league for the club then…
First game- Winchmore, we started in our usual 4-5-1 but with a couple of cages. Tris coming in to lead the line up top for us. Lewis and Charlie agreed to do a half each in goal as there was a keeper shortage due to availability and Jon Robson came up too at CB. We started the game going down the slope and knew we’d have to build a lead as it was up for the second half against a winchmore side that finished 3rd in the previous season. It took us all of 3 minutes to break the deadlock with Robson rifling a shot past the keeper into the top of the net from close range. The second came on 5 minutes after Tris broke past the defence and rounded the keeper to slot home. Our third was a goal that Tommy White scored, whether he meant to hit a lob from a free kick 35 yards out is a question we don’t have an answer for. Winchmore hit one back.
Tris then grabbed his second with a peach of a header courtesy of a stunning delivery from Jon Robson. Then Kieran scored an early contender for goal of the season with his ping from the edge of winchmore’s box. Our final came through Tris again to complete his Hatrick with another header that trickled past the keeper. Half Time 6-1.
To sum up the second half we parked the Chelsea bus and the game finished at 6-1.
Overall a great performance and start to the season. The referee was outstanding. Special mention to Charlie and Lewis covering in the goal!
M.o.M Tris Pope- quality all round. This week see us play Old Parks who pipped us to the league last year, let get an early advantage over them this time!