Clapham Rovers A

Match Report

Match Report - 05 Oct 2014, Clapham Rovers A Clapham Rovers beat Parthenope


Rovers!

This Sunday sees us play Real Northern ‘A’ in the 2 nd leg of the Gladys Perry Cup. We’re 4-1 down from the 1 st leg so the pressure is off us. Let’s just play our game and be confident that we can overturn the deficit. They were lucky in the 1 st leg. We can beat them and beat them well.

This could go to extra time so kick off is 10am.

Rovers 4 – 0 Parthenope

4 first half goals, a clean sheet and playing in brilliant sunshine, Sunday League doesn’t get much more enjoyable. We dominated a poor Parthenope from start to finish, knocked the ball around with confidence, aplomb, and dare I say panache, on our way to the 3 points.

The opening goal was scored by Godders and capitalised on some poor goalkeeping, the type of goalkeeping seen at the Chris Kew School of Goalkeeping. Not to take anything away from Godders though. Godders strode purposely into the box, had a decent shot which the keeper couldn’t hold and followed up on the rebound.

From a personal point of view I was then exceedingly happy for the keeper’s Teflon fingers as he contributed directly to my first assist of the season. Joe and myself were having a jolly old time up and down the flanks as we looked to exploit the space in front of us. From one of my first half forays I was able to cross the ball into the box, the keeper leapt like a salmon to pluck the ball in the air and promptly dropped the ball to Bunman who was following in.

Conceding a goal from my cross proved far too much for the keeper and he swapped positions and played outfield.

The 3 rd goal was an absolute screamer from Skipper Nath. Joe once again made a foray down the left and instead of hitting the byline, laid the ball inside to Nath who was about 5 yards outside the box. He hammered the ball down the centre of the goal a la Thierry Henry at Highbury vs Man Utd in 2006 and it dipped and swerved over the keeper down the centre of the goal. A wonderful strike.

I then claimed my 2 nd assist of the day when I encouraged Carswell to go up for a corner. Seriously though, it was a great header from Carswell and nice to see us score from a corner. The corner dropped right on his head and as he ghosted into the box. 4-0!

The second half was not too much different from the first. We had most of the play and pressure but perhaps didn’t get as much penetration down the flanks.

Joe put in a very tidy performance at left back and there was some great link up play between Joe and Godders up top. What pleased me most about the performance was the hunger to win back the ball once we had lost it. At 4-0 up we could’ve taken our foot off the gas but we didn’t. It was must’ve been really intoxicating because we saw a real collectors’ item on 70 minutes; A Chris Godwin slide tackle. He slid to win the ball and when he broke free, challenged the Parthenope player again for the ball back and set up another attack.

We should really have scored at least once more in the 2 nd half but after Parthenope’s limp wristed first half performance it’s not surprise they showed a bit more back bone in the 2 nd. Indeed they nearly bagged themselves a goal with a great free kick. The same player who scored a 35 yard screamer in the 2012/13 season to seal an unlikely win against us stepped up and hit the bar from about 25 yards. Thankfully it bounced out to safety and we secured the first clean sheet in the SSSL Senior Amateur Division this season.

M.O.M Me, Kewballs, for what in my mind’s eye is a series of marauding runs down the right hand side which made Parthenope weep and give me the moniker; Ronaldo.


ROVERS FANTAST FOOTBALL FROM BUNMAN



Headlines:



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Bunman regains overall lead as MVP

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I’ve also added in fines from each week, but will need Head Club of Fines to ratify.

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10 Teams

Games
Played

Games
Won

Games
Drawn

Games
Lost

Goals
For

Goals
Against

Goal
Difference

Points


FC Selchp

Follow

3

2

0

1

14

6

+8

6


London St George

Follow

3

2

0

1

9

7

+2

6


Clapham Rovers

Follow

2

1

1

0

5

1

+4

4


Accrington Stanley Bowles

Follow

2

1

1

0

4

3

+1

4


Kings United

Follow

1

0

1

0

3

3

+0

1


Lokomotiv Londres

Follow

2

0

1

1

4

12

-8

1


Real Northern 'A'

Follow

0

0

0

0

0

0

+0

0


Cool Oak Rangers

Follow

1

0

0

1

2

3

-1

0


FC Lonsdale

Follow

1

0

0

1

2

4

-2

0


Parthenope

Follow

1

0

0

1

0

4

-4

0





























Parthenope 0 - 4 Clapham Rovers A Clapham Rovers ()

Name Goals Details
1 A.N. Other  
2 A.N. Other  
3 A.N. Other  
4 A.N. Other  
5 A.N. Other  
6 A.N. Other  
7 A.N. Other  
8 A.N. Other  
9 A.N. Other  
10 A.N. Other  
11 A.N. Other  
12 A.N. Other  
13 A.N. Other  
14 A.N. Other  
15 A.N. Other  
16 A.N. Other  
17 A.N. Other  
18 Nathan Booker   1
19 Joe Whittle  
20 Richard Storey  
21 David Bryan  
22 James Mills  
23 Jack Noble  
24 Matt Duffy  
25 Matt McClymont  
26 Simon Birch  
27 Miles Birch  
28 Ollie Agius  
29 Joel Cleary  
30 Gori Yahaya  
31 Matt Wright  
32 Nick Woodward  
33 Matt Warren   1
34 Gin Trewhella  
35 Griff Stevens  
36 Robin Sosa  
37 James Smith  
38 Charlie Richards  
39 Danny Pybus  
40 James Mark  
41 Gaz Lloyd  
42 Chris Kew  
43 Jordan Oldfield  
44 Graeme Keenan  
45 Jimmy Joyce  
46 Adam Hill  
47 Adam Hibbert Bamford  
48 Chris Godwin   1
49 Ian Mole  
50 Daniel Esparza  
51 Juan Endara  
52 Dan Endara  
53 James Daly  
54 Ryan Cerenko  
55 Andy Carswell   1
56 Stuart Miller