Clapham Rovers A

Match Report

Match Report - 13 Sep 2015, Clapham Rovers A Clapham Rovers beat Real Northern 'A'


Rovers!

And so it begins. Great to start the season with a W when in previous years we’ve stuttered to a draw or thumping defeat.

This week sees us take on the LGBT friendly London Titans. Let’s continue where we left off, be positive in our play and not let London Titans force us into ahem, backs against the wall performance.

I am away so the Bunman will be taking the side in my absence.

ROVERS 2 – 1 Real Northern A

T’was a fine morning as we kick off the season vs the auld enemy, Real Northern A. We’ve had the upper hand against them of late but Real Northern are like a urinary tract infection, there’s always the potential for a sting in the tail. John Lennon’s Spanish lovechild was referee and he blew the whistle with a resounding ‘Qqqqqueeee’ to start the match.

The match began like a rabid Spanish bull with a frenetic start. The tempo meant that both sides struggled to play some cohesive football and there was a tendency from both sides to get the ball forward quickly when a couple more passes would’ve been more advantageous. We created the most clear cut chances throughout the first half though and it was no surprise when we took the lead.

Now, I do have a tendency in my match reports to make up my goal descriptions after a snazzy Sunday but this time I have a better excuse. I didn’t see our opening goal of the 2015/16 season because I was looking at the adjacent pitch trying to work out whether the left back turning out for Club Lixus was ‘Messi’ from FC Schlep. It was btw. Matt’s goal was a peach of a diving header after the ball and been lobbed into the box and pinged around. I think it was anyway. On a serious note, lovely to see a midfielder get on the scoresheet for a change. This season we will need to spread the goals around the side a bit more.

The chat at half time was about maintaining the lead and trying to be a bit more patient in our play. For the most part of the next 30 minutes we did so and it paid off on 65 minutes with a goal from Godders. It was a lovely flicked finish under the keeper as he sprung the offside trap. An absolute joy to behold and at that point I only saw us getting a few more.

In actual fact we then experienced the sting in the tail as Real Northern put us under pressure and the game got a bit scrappy. Horse cleared a shot over the bar in the 6 yard box with 5 Real Northerners waiting to tap the ball in behind him. Risty also put in a blinding save on his debut when he was alert to the danger and dive at the feet of the Real Northern attacker.

Real Northern did pull a goal back with 5 mins to go from the penalty spot. It looked really innocuous from the sideline and I thought Senor Lennon had been conned. However, the skipper later confirmed it was a pen and we saw Real Nothern set up a tense finish by sending it home.

Thankfully there was too little time for them to attack again and the whistle blew on a well deserved win.

MOM was Matt Wright for a stellar performance, all action performance in midfield.


ROVERS FANTASY FOOTBALL

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Senior Amateur Division: League Table



10 Teams

Games
Played

Games
Won

Games
Drawn

Games
Lost

Goals
For

Goals
Against

Goal
Difference

Points

Club Lixus

1

1

0

0

4

1

+3

3

Clapham Rovers

1

1

0

0

2

1

+1

3

Kings United

1

1

0

0

2

1

+1

3

Accrington Stanley Bowles

0

0

0

0

0

0

+0

0

Chelsea Town

0

0

0

0

0

0

+0

0

Cool Oak Rangers

0

0

0

0

0

0

+0

0

London St George

0

0

0

0

0

0

+0

0

Invictus

1

0

0

1

1

2

-1

0

Real Northern 'A'

1

0

0

1

1

2

-1

0

London Titans

1

0

0

1

1

4

-3

0



Senior Amateur Division 13th September

2

1

Clapham Rovers v Real Northern 'A'
http://football.mitoo.co/images/icon_map.png Riverside Lands W4 2SX

4

1

Club Lixus v London Titans
http://football.mitoo.co/images/icon_map.png Riverside Lands W4 2SX

1

2

Invictus v Kings United
http://football.mitoo.co/images/icon_map.png Wimbledon Common Extension SW15 4SS





Senior Amateur Division 20th September

London St George v Invictus
http://football.mitoo.co/images/icon_map.png King's House (Civil Service) SG W4 2RZ

London Titans v Clapham Rovers
http://football.mitoo.co/images/icon_map.png Riverside Lands W4 2SX

Real Northern 'A' v Club Lixus
http://football.mitoo.co/images/icon_map.png King's House (Civil Service) SG W4 2RZ




Clapham Rovers A Clapham Rovers 2 - 1 Real Northern 'A' ()

Name Goals Details
1 Mark .  
2 Romauld Augustin  
3 Nathan Booker  
4 Andy Carswell  
5 Ryan Cerenko  
6 Joel Cleary  
7 James Daly  
8 Dan Endara  
9 Juan Endara  
10 Chris Godwin   1
11 Adam Hibbert Bamford  
12 Jimmy Joyce  
13 Graeme Keenan  
14 Chris Kew  
15 Gaz Lloyd  
16 Matt Lunn  
17 James Mark  
18 Shaun McKee  
19 Stuart Miller  
20 Ian Mole  
21 Juan Oralieta  
22 Danny Pybus  
23 Charlie Richards  
24 Ash Squire  
25 James Smith  
26 Griff Stevens  
27 Richard Storey  
28 Gin Trewhella  
29 Matt Warren  
30 Joe Whittle  
31 Nick Woodward  
32 Matt Wright   1
33 Gori Yahaya  
34 Tom Kellaway  
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