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Match Report - 09 Oct 2011, Clapham Rovers Clapham Rovers lost to Dulwich Tandoori Cobras


Hello Rovers

Dulwich Tandoori Cobras 2 - 0 Clapham Rovers 'A'

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
Vince Lombardi

It says a lot about us an individuals and as a group that we're not used to losing. 21 victories in the last 25 league and cup games is an incredible and enviable record. However, that record counts for nothing if we don't pick ourselves up again, show our quality and go out and win subsequent games. We're in the cup this Sunday vs Northcote Falcons. Let's start then.

Looking back you could say that we were unlucky not to take something from the game. Dulwich Tandoori Cobras scored a somewhat fortuitous goal on 15 minutes from a coming together between two Rovers defenders, a lucky bounce and a suspicion of handball before slotting a good finish into the bottom corner of the net from 12 yards out.

They also only clinched the match in the last 5 minutes when we had committed men forward in search of an equaliser and a man was left free on the edge of the box to arrow a shot into the bottom right hand corner.

In between that we had at least 6 efforts in the first half which on another day would've resulted in a goal and a their keeper made a ridiculously good save in the second half from another Nick Woodward thunderbolt which looked in all the way.

We also had to contend with the fact that Nick's Dad had come to watch and whenever he comes we lose. I wish he had taken me up on the offer of an all expenses paid sightseeing taxi ride around London, 25 minutes into the match.

We started slowly but after their goal we picked up significantly and looked the stronger team until half time. We put Dulwich under pretty much constant pressure throughout the second half but we couldn't find a breakthrough. Several corners and crosses flashed across the box without anyone to stick it into the onion bag.

We can take heart from the fact that DTC are definitely beatable and i'm looking forward to taking points off them in the return fixture.

In the absence of an outstanding candidate for man of the match I think the following players should be commended on their performance; G, Miles and debutant Tom Radford.



 9 Teams Games
Played Games
Won Games
Drawn Games
Lost Goals
For Goals
Against Goal
Difference Points
Dulwich Tandoori Cobras 3 3 0 0 20 0 +20 9
Fulham Energie 4 3 0 1 17 9 +8 9
Battersea Dogs 3 2 1 0 11 6 +5 7
London Rhinos 5 2 1 2 13 13 +0 7
Clapham Rovers 'A' 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
Worcester Park Rangers 4 2 0 2 16 17 -1 6
Wessex Rangers 'A' 4 2 0 2 8 16 -8 6
Invictus 4 0 0 4 3 9 -6 0
Wandsworth Wanderers 4 0 0 4 5 25 -20 0
Sunday, 09 October 2011 Results
2 0 Dulwich Tandoori Cobras v Clapham Rovers 'A'
Dulwich Sports Ground SE21 7JH


1 2 Invictus v Battersea Dogs
Westminster Schools CR4 1EH


1 3 Wandsworth Wanderers v London Rhinos
Roehampton Playing Fields SW15 5BW
Ron Halfacre Challenge Cup Fixtures 16th October
001 Worcester Park Rangers v Greyhound [ Round 1 ]
Raynes Park (ILEA) SW20 9NB


002 Wessex Rangers 'B' v Wandsworth Wanderers [ Round 1 ]
Westminster Schools CR4 1EH


003 Athletico Sky v FC Lonsdale [ Round 1 ]
Riverside Lands W4 2SX


004 Dulwich Tandoori Cobras v London Rhinos [ Round 1 ]
Dulwich Sports Ground SE21 7JH


005 Real Northern 'B' v Fulham Energie [ Round 1 ]
Riverside Lands W4 2SX


006 Parklife 'B' v Old Sergeant [ Round 1 ]
Westminster Schools CR4 1EH


007 Hurlingham Energie v Razors [ Round 1 ]
Riverside Lands W4 2SX


009 London Rangers v Lambeth United [ Round 1 ]
Riverside Lands W4 2SX


H - 010 Invictus v Bec United [ Round 1 ] [ Home Win was awarded ]


011 Battersea Dogs v Wessex Rangers 'A' [ Round 1 ]
King Georges PF (Kimber Rd) SW18 4SS


012 Clapham Rovers 'A' v Northcote Falcons [ Round 1 ]
Roehampton Playing Fields SW15 5BW


013 Fulham Celtic v South West Wolves [ Round 1 ]
King Georges PF (Kimber Rd) SW18 4SS


Dulwich Tandoori Cobras 2 - 0 Clapham Rovers Clapham Rovers ()

Name Goals Details
1 Enza Lawal  
2 Gori Yahaya  
3 Joe Abbott  
4 Charlie Benson  
5 Miles Birch  
6 Simon Birch  
7 Dan Bryant  
8 Andy Carswell  
9 Ryan Cerenko  
10 Bill Cogan  
11 James Daly  
12 Tony Diaz  
13 Dan Endara  
14 Juan Endara  
15 Jordan Gaskell  
16 Dan Harley  
17 Adam Hill  
18 Stuart Holden  
19 Daniel Horner  
20 Will Irvine  
21 Jimmy Joyce  
22 Graeme Keenan  
23 Chris Kew  
24 Matt Klemperer  
25 David Lakin  
26 Thomas Lee  
27 Gaz Lloyd  
28 Homed Lyons  
29 Sean Lyons  
30 James Mark  
31 Tom Matthews  
32 David Murphy  
33 Oliver O'Callaghan  
34 Steve O'Herlihy  
35 Seb Purnell  
36 Tom Radford  
37 Dave Richards  
38 Rob Shields  
39 James Smith  
40 Jeremy Trost  
41 Aidan Victorin  
42 Matt Warren  
43 Nick Woodward  
44 Matt Wright  
45 Jack Cogan  
46 Steve Wheeler  
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