Clapham Rovers

Match Report

Match Report - 23 Jan 2011, Clapham Rovers Clapham Rovers beat Hurlingham Energie


Having already given Hurlingham Energie a 5-1 pasting earlier in the season, goal difference was the name of the game for Clapham in Sunday’s reverse fixture at Barnes Bridge. And the Rovers didn’t disappoint. First half goals from Nick Woodwood – a low daisy cutter from just outside the box, the effervescent Dan Harley using the wind to good effect by knocking his first into the stanchion from similar distance, followed up with a touch of class moments later by nutmegging his defender and then bending one in with the outside of his right foot to add to his tally. A customary Simon Birch goal and an unstoppable effort at the other end as a result of some sloppy defending gave us a 4-1 lead at half time.

Intent on not taking our foot off the gas as in previous weeks the Rovers pressed on in the second half. G, up for a corner converted a goal mouth scramble to open his Clapham account and very nearly could have bagged himself a brace, inexcusably firing over from 4 yards. The Hitman lived up to his name firing home to complete his hat-trick and then Juan a constant threat from right back scored direct from a corner. Si got his second by smashing a penalty in off the underside of the bar to round off the scoring.

The game descended into a bit of a farce. With the opposition more intent on arguing and fighting a few Rovers players unnecessarily rose to the bait. Comments I heard from Hurlingham players included ‘I’ll kill your mum’ and, ‘careful of my legs, I’ve got to be on site tomorrow’. Not the most imaginative banter in the world, so no need to rise to it. In future let’s let our football do the talking. Nevertheless an 8-1 victory and a +7 goal difference, meant job done! Well done lads.

Note of caution: We will have to be better next week against Simon Ridge if we want all 3 points and keep our title challenge on track. Come on Rovers!!!

MOM: hat-trick hero Dan Harley. The race for the golden boot continues.

Hurlingham Energie 1 - 8 Clapham Rovers Clapham Rovers ()

Name Goals Details
1 Ollie Al Falah  
2 Charlie Benson  
3 Miles Birch  
4 Simon Birch   2
5 Dan Bryant  
6 Simon Carson  
7 Ryan Cerenko  
8 Rhys Cole  
9 Charlie Cook  
10 Tony Diaz  
11 Saxon East  
12 Tom Falla  
13 Luke Fleming  
14 Jordan Gaskell  
15 Chris Godwin  
16 Dan Harley   3 MOM
17 Adam Hill  
18 Stuart Holden  
19 Mark Hughes  
20 Graeme Keenan   1
21 Chris Kew  
22 Thomas Lee  
23 Gaz Lloyd  
24 Marcus Francis  
25 James Mark  
26 David Murphy  
27 Mark Oliveira  
28 Luke Owen  
29 Eddie Phillips  
30 Seb Purnell  
31 Dave Richards  
32 Rob Stansfield  
33 Matthew Walker  
34 Matt Warren  
35 Matt Wright  
36 Nick Woodward   1
37 James Daly  
38 Juan Carlos Giraldo  
39 Nick MacAndrews  
40 Andy Carswell  
41 Aidan Victorin  
42 Dan Endara  
43 Juan Endara   1
44 Steve O'Herlihy  
45 A.N. Other