Clapham Rovers A

Match Report

Match Report - 23 Feb 2014, Clapham Rovers A Clapham Rovers beat Parklife B


This Sunday is a big game. After a gentle introduction to football after xmas against Lokomotiv Ivan and Parklife we've got a tasty match vs Real Northern.

Looking at the league table, we can see how a win against them will put us in the driving seat to catch Lonsdale in their cheap Sports Direct‎ gear.

Not wanting to put too much pressure on us obviously, as Real Northern will drop points between now and the end of the season (like us against London Rhinos) ‎but expect a physical match and one which we can and will win if we play to our potential.

I shall be on holiday but the Bunman will be taking the team and leading by example.

Sunday 23rd February

Rovers 3 - 1 Parklife B.

‎T'was a game of 2 halves and like my choice of shorts (read/black, 100% polyester) and pair of boots (Umbro, Adidas, non matching) it was bit of a puzzling one.

We dominated the 1st half to the extent that we could've had 8 and then had our backs against the wall for the 2nd half where conceded one and looked a bit shaky.

The pitch was nothing short of terrible. Soft, bobbly and covered in sand like a Labradoodle at the beach, we nevertheless got to grips with the game before Parklife did and tore into then at the off, in all our areas of the pitch.

It was indeed our team pressure which ‎brought about the first goal. Their keeper was hurried into poor clearance which saw the ball balloon into the air. The new, lean, mean (Juan's Mate) Dan harried their keeper as he tried to retrieve it before bundling it towards Molby who was on hand in the 6 yard box to tap it in.

In fairness the wind was blowing against Parklife B and they were finding it difficult to get out of their box. The lack of intensity wasn't helping though and The Bunman showing greater desire than his opposite number, we went 2-0 up.

Beating his marker to a header in midfield, Bunny saw the ball loop over the defence to Dan who rushed through on goal and slotted past the advancing keeper with a minimum of fuss.

‎Our third was absolute peach of a strike from Dan again. A loose ball in the right hand channel was seized upon by Dan and from about 35 yards he hooked the ball in, over the keeper and into the far corner of the net. It was ruddy marvellous.

Half time came and there was not much to say except don't do anything too silly or intricate and just maintain the status quo.

‎For the most part we did but Parklife came into the match more in the 2nd half. The wind often also pinned us in when defending our goal.

That's not to say we didn't have chances though. We still had quite a few. At 3-1 up, Dan looked odds on to complete his hat trick but as he rounded the keeper he scuffed the ball wide.

The Parklife goal actually came about from ‎our free kick which broke down and saw Parklife clear long and far down the pitch.

Unable to clear our lines properly, the ball was worked out to our left hand side to their previously anonymous right winger who swung in a lovely cross to compliment an equally lovely headed finish.

This put us on the rocks a bit and we could've been punished further when Parklife had a decent shout for a pen turned down by the ref. A knock from G saw their player sprawled on the floor in the box and whilst it was soft, I've seen them given. I can only assume the ref waved it away following the bottle of rum I ‎gave him before the match.

All in all, a decent run out and one that has eased us into the Quarter Finals and a big game against Real Northern.

8 Teams
Games
Played
Games
Won
Games
Drawn
Games
Lost
Goals
For
Goals
Against
Goal
Difference
Points
FC Lonsdale
8
6
2
0
24
8
+16
20
Real Northern 'A'
8
4
2
2
19
11
+8
14
AFC Maverick
6
4
0
2
16
13
+3
12
Accrington Stanley Bowles
9
3
2
4
18
15
+3
11
Clapham Rovers 'A'
7
3
2
2
12
13
-1
11
Lokomotiv Londres
7
3
0
4
13
16
-3
9
Parklife 'B'
7
1
1
5
7
16
-9
4
London Rhinos
8
1
1
6
15
32
-17
4
Division One Results 23.2.14
4
1
FC Lonsdale v Accrington Stanley Bowles
Riverside Lands W4 2SX



2
1
Lokomotiv Londres v AFC Maverick
Wandsworth Park SW15 2PA



0
4
London Rhinos v Real Northern 'A'
Riverside Lands W4 2SX


Bert Gaby Challenge Cup Results 23.2.14
1
6
003 Pacific Sporting Jubilee v London Titans [ Round 2 - Second Leg ]
King's House (Civil Service) SG W4 2RZ
London Titans go through 7-1 on aggregate



3
1
006 Clapham Rovers 'A' v Parklife 'B' [ Round 2 - Second Leg ]
Westminster Schools CR4 1DE
Clapham Rovers A go through



Division One Fixtures 2.3.14


Accrington Stanley Bowles v Lokomotiv Londres
Roehampton Playing Fields SW15 5BW





Clapham Rovers 'A' v Real Northern 'A'
King's House (Civil Service) SG W4 2RZ





Parklife 'B' v FC Lonsdale
The Griffin Club 12 Dulwich Village SE21 7AL





Parklife B 1 - 3 Clapham Rovers A Clapham Rovers ()

Name Goals Details
1 Galo .  
2 Alex Akosile  
3 Josh Austin  
4 Charlie Benson  
5 Miles Birch  
6 Simon Birch  
7 Nathan Booker  
8 Tom Bownes  
9 Simon Carson  
10 Andy Carswell  
11 Ryan Cerenko  
12 Tom Cook  
13 James Daly  
14 Dan Endara  
15 Juan Endara  
16 Ed Gallagher  
17 Jonathan Gallagher  
18 Chris Godwin  
19 Omar Hallouda  
20 Andy Hamilton  
21 Dan Harley  
22 Adam Hill  
23 Billy Jago  
24 Jimmy Joyce  
25 Graeme Keenan  
26 Howard Kelly  
27 Gaz Lloyd  
28 Chris Kew  
29 James Mark  
30 John Marquis  
31 Rob Mobsby  
32 Niall O'Connor  
33 Jordan Oldfield  
34 Chris Phillipson  
35 Danny Pybus  
36 Andy Rawson  
37 Charlie Richards  
38 James Smith  
39 Robin Sosa  
40 Griff Stevens  
41 Matt Thomas  
42 J Thomson  
43 Gin Trewhella  
44 Matt Warren  
45 Rob Williams  
46 Nick Woodward  
47 Matt Wright  
48 Gori Yahaya  
49 James Mills  
50 Adam Hibbert Bamford  
51 A.N. Other  
52 A.N. Other  
53 A.N. Other  
54 A.N. Other  
55 A.N. Other  
56 A.N. Other