This week against Old Parks 9’s it really was a game of two keepers. Bafta Boy’s new play which he has written and directed started this week in the West End. Its called Ticking and is on at the Trafalgar Studio’s in London. We went Friday night and it is fantastic. Anyway Bafta Boy sent me a text on saturday morning which started “ Hey dude its lights , music and no action for me today as i have to go in for the matinee performance “. The dressing room is a nervous place as the captain looks around to see who is prepared to step up to the challenge to go in goal. Max Brough put his hand into the gloves and everyone relaxed.
With Bagley sending players in droves to the 10th’s I had to phone him to remind him that we could only play with 11 and had to send two home , thanks for coming down guys and you will get a chance in the next couple of weeks.
Old Park’s 9th’s are that dangerous combination of experienced players alongside pace but we started well and were managing to contain there front 3. The problem we faced as in the games we have already played this season is that we get over run in midfield and that puts too much pressure on the back four. The first goal was a failure to clear the ball leaving Max no chance from the 6 yard line. We continued to battle manfully but they scored two more before halftime and that was with Max pulling off a great save on the goal line. In the second half we made a few changes and were starting to put some decent moves together. It was from one of these that Anthony Wright cut in from the right wing and curled the ball over the keeper. For a few minutes after that goal it looked like we might get back into this game but Old Parks’ got a couple of goals due to some poor defending and it was Max in goal that managed to keep the score down to 6. In the last minute of the game it looked to be a nailed on 7 as the ball was heading to the top corner but then leaping across the goal to tip the ball over the top was Brough Junior which certainly was the save of the season so far. Now all he has to do is get his goal kicks past the 18 yard area and he might be joining his brother in the 1’s.
As this is the 10th’s we are blessed with a variety of new players each week , most of whom play in either centre midfield or “ strikor “ and if they say they play center midfield that actually means they run upfield when we attack and never come back. It is the job of the 4 midfielders to support the attack and afford some protection to the defence. No one ever plays 4-0-6 in any other league and wins.
MoM: Max Brough