Match Report - 22 Jan 2012, Clapham Rovers Clapham Rovers beat Southwest Wolves
Rovers 6 – South West Wolves 1
We negotiated a potential banana skin here against the Division 4 side, South West Wolves. This was particularly so because our preparation was less than ideal as we filled the time waiting for the opposition by deciding whether our we play the game looking like lost workmen, recepients of an instantaneous growth hormone or a team from the colour blind homeless world cup. This was due to a kit clash which meant we had to fashion a kit by choosing between playing in Builder’s flourescent jackets, kid’s flourescent bibs or our own T – shirts in a colour that sort of resembled black (Miles was wearing Orange at one point.)
I can guarantee that I will tender my resignation should we ever have to do something like that again.
Thankfully we didn’t let this nonsense affect the outcome of the result as we ran out deserved winners. That’s not to say it wasn’t a struggle at times as the bobbly pitch played havoc with our passing game and we suffered some close shaves which meant the match wasn’t quite as cut and dried as the scoreline suggests. Particularly as their best player nearly scored a rip snorter of a free kick from 40 yards which cannoned off the underside of the bar with the scores at 1-0.
1 – 0 A Jimmy free kick (which is fast becoming a potent weapon) was swung in from 30 yards and the keeper fumbled it right to the feet of Smudger who stabbed it home.
2 – 0 The ball fell to Matt Wright on the edge of the box and he smashed it back over the keeper and into the net.
3 – 0 A clearance fell to Simon 35 yards out and right by the right hand touch line. He turned, swung his boot and let fly a screamer past the keeper and into the left hand corner of the net. Defenders beware…..He’s back
3 – 1 A breakaway from their attacker left him one on one and before he could shoot Jimmy made a last ditch tackle which brought him down. Matt Wright in the net had no chance from the resultant penalty
4 – 1 Not to be outdone by Matt, Nick unleashes a screamer from the edge of the box and it crashes into the net.
5 – 1 Smudger breaks away on the half way line and with options available to him in simon and Nick, he takes on a couple of their defenders for fun and eventually slots the ball home at the near post.
6 – 1 Si is set free past the half way line and he approaches the keeper before calmly slotting the ball in at the near post.
MOM. Matt Wright. For his tireless work in midfield after a week of boozing which would’ve felled a rhinocerous (I was there to see it.) All of this was achieved when sporting a hairstyle which is getting suspiciously close to the dodgy one David Prutton currently sports for Sheff Wed. Google and weep.
9 Teams Games
10 5 3 2 25 16 +9 18
Dulwich Tandoori Cobras
7 5 2 0 34 6 +28 17
8 5 1 2 24 16 +8 16
Clapham Rovers 'A'
6 5 0 1 21 10 +11 15
8 4 2 2 27 16 +11 14
Worcester Park Rangers
8 4 0 4 27 29 -2 12
Wessex Rangers 'A'
9 3 1 5 18 35 -17 10
10 1 1 8 16 46 -30 4
10 0 2 8 13 31 -18 2
Clapham Rovers Clapham Rovers 6 - 1 Southwest Wolves ()