Clapham Rovers A

Match Report

Match Report - 19 Apr 2015, Clapham Rovers A Clapham Rovers beat FC Selchp


Rovers!

And so we move onto the final game of the season. The title has gone but we can hold our heads high after a great season in a higher league. Let’s go out with a BANG by gaining revenge against FC Lonsdale who somehow held us to a 3-3 draw.

Rovers 2 – 1 FC Selchp

This victory had to rank as one of my proudest as Rovers Gaffer. Spirit, determination, graft, it was all there. As long as we’re always prepared to roll up our sleeves, never give up and play as a team, we’ll always be in with a shout of winning any football match. We can be champions next season. No doubt about it.

We went ahead somewhat against the run of play, with an og from Selchp. With our height, we once again caused panic in the box. From a deep free kick, a Selchp defender rose, and with a head like a 50p, looped the ball over his own keeper.

FC Selchp put us under pressure throughout the first half by breaking skilfully in wide areas and centre midfield before looking to play the ball in behind our full backs. This tactic had led to myself being swapped from left back to right back as their right winger was giving me a roasting.

They had a small and nippy centre midfielder who was the chief tormenter in the first 30 minutes but he was steadily cut down to size and neutered as Rovers swarmed all over him and either stuck in a few reducers or didn’t let him settle into the game.

FC Selchp disappointingly equalised just before halftime when we looked to have weathered the storm. We got ourselves into a bit of a muddle trying to clear the ball from the edge of the box and the ball fell to a Selchp attacker who struck the ball in at the near post.

The 2nd half we really showed our mettle. We struggled to play any football on the bobbly, dusty pitch and instead we just matched Selchp physically and tried to hit them on the break. We were putting everything into it and there were some tasty tackles flying in.

The winner came from Shaun who epitomised the spirit shown and never-say-die attitude by putting in a monster of a tackle on the edge of the box to dispossess a FC Selchp defender. The defender had received a goal kick and took his time, not counting on Shaun bearing down on him. Shaun sensed the hesitancy, nipped in to nick it and Bunman was onto it in a flash to ram the ball into the far corner of the net.

The last few minutes saw us hanging on but we deservedly took the points. The game did end on a sour note however. A dreadful tackle on Matt Wright was then followed up by some Selchp afters who took exception to our objections about such a poor challenge. That’s Selchp though eh. It made the victory all the sweeter.

UTFR

10 Teams

Games
Played

Games
Won

Games
Drawn

Games
Lost

Goals
For

Goals
Against

Goal
Difference

Points

London St George

Follow

18

15

1

2

100

27

+73

46

Clapham Rovers

Follow

17

12

2

3

58

30

+28

38

FC Selchp

Follow

16

12

1

3

83

26

+57

37

Real Northern 'A'

Follow

18

8

4

6

36

43

-7

28

Kings United

Follow

18

8

3

7

50

42

+8

27

Accrington Stanley Bowles

Follow

18

7

4

7

37

42

-5

25

Cool Oak Rangers

Follow

18

5

3

10

36

54

-18

18

Parthenope

Follow

16

4

2

10

24

72

-48

14

Lokomotiv Londres

Follow

18

2

2

14

16

62

-46

8

FC Lonsdale

Follow

17

1

4

12

26

68

-42

7




Clapham Rovers A Clapham Rovers 2 - 1 FC Selchp ()

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 Shaun McKee  
17 Matt Lunn  
18 Nathan Booker  
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  
49 Ian Mole  
50 Daniel Esparza  
51 Juan Endara  
52 Dan Endara  
53 James Daly  
54 Ryan Cerenko  
55 Andy Carswell  
56 Stuart Miller