Clapham Rovers

Match Report

Match Report - 07 Feb 2016, Clapham Rovers Clapham Rovers lost to Lixus

Somehow we’ve lost 4 matches on the spin. It certainly hasn’t been for a lack of effort though. This Sunday sees us take on Cool Oak Rangers in a very winnable game but also a potential banana skin. We always find these tricky opponents and it we drop the effort levels we’ve shown post Christmas, we’re likely to get beaten again. Let’s not let that happen. Let’s leave it all out there and enjoy that winning feeling once again.
Rovers 1 – 3 Lixus
As Tom Kellaway slammed a beautiful volley into the far corner of the net with 25 minutes to go, I never even considered we wouldn’t take a least a point from the game. At that point were level at 1-1, somewhat weathered the storm of matching Lixus in midfield and were beginning to consistently threaten the Lixus backline. Sadly it wasn’t to be.
It was blowing an absolute bleddy gale when we kicked off at King’s House. Considering the rain from the previous couple of days, the pitch was in pretty good nick though. We lined up in a 4-5-1 with a plan to stifle the their midfield and make the most of the return of Patrick up top when we had the chance to break.
It was almost a fairytale start for the Sondico poster boy when he was put through on goal with Lixus calling for offside, 1 on 1 vs the keeper. With the returning Tanned Howard free to his left, Patrick went for goal and could only find the side netting.
Lixus were knocking it around quite nicely and were using the wind to good effect with some raking cross field balls in behind Moley. In general though we were getting some joy in behind their back four when we had the chance. Smudger struck a shot wide from a tight angle with the keeper to beat and we forced a series of corners.
Sadly, from one of those corners, Patrick, took an absolute aerial hammering from a combination of keeper and defenders. Dazed and confused he wandered around the pitch after a long medical break before quite rightly he took himself off.
Shortly afterwards Lixus took the lead. Breaking from midfield, the Lixus central midfielder played a slide rule ball which split the central defence of Horse and Bunman. Pybus pulled off a great save to slow their striker but he maintained position, shook off Moley before shovelling it in. We were unlucky to be behind but we couldn’t deny the quality of the through ball.
Tom Elliot came on for his debut in place of the departing Shaun and almost made a instant huge impact. Once again at close quarters in the box, the ball was pinging around and it came to Smudger who played a lovely pace to Tom to side foot it into the open net. Sadly he couldn’t quite ram it in as the ball bobbled on the turf. We went in at half time feeling a bit hard done by to behind following the decent chances we’d spurned.
The second half saw us continue our battling performance but gradually be more of a consistent threat. This paid dividends when Tom scored his screamer. Sadly we just couldn’t hold Lixus as they scored 2 in quick succession. I had made the change from 451 to 442 (TH going off for J5B) to try and capitalise on our ascendancy but sadly it led to us struggling to contain Lixus breaking from midfield. My bad. I pi55ed that up.
They went 2-1 up when a long ball in behind me was cut across the box to be smashed in. They then went 3-1 with a breakaway goal. The final whistle was really tough to take and a harsh scoreline for the record books.
MOM. I’ve not mentioned him in the match report but Bunman was an absolute rock at Centre Back. He also filled in to plug the midfield gaps following the change to 442.

10 Teams Games
Played Games
Won Games
Drawn Games
Lost Goals
For Goals
Against Goal
Difference Points
Club Lixus
12 10 1 1 54 21 +33 31
London St George
10 7 1 2 31 15 +16 22
Chelsea Town
8 6 1 1 29 10 +19 19
10 5 1 4 30 17 +13 16
Clapham Rovers
9 5 0 4 28 21 +7 15
Real Northern 'A'
10 4 2 4 22 25 -3 14
Kings United
8 3 4 1 19 17 +2 13
London Titans
13 2 1 10 12 48 -36 7
Cool Oak Rangers
12 2 0 10 16 47 -31 6
Accrington Stanley Bowles
10 1 1 8 11 31 -20 4
Senior Amateur Division Fixtures Sunday 14th February
Accrington Stanley Bowles v Kings United
Riverside Lands W4 2SX

Clapham Rovers v Cool Oak Rangers
King's House W4 2RZ

Club Lixus v London St George
King's House W4 2RZ

Invictus v Chelsea Town
Wimbledon Common Extension SW15 4SS

Real Northern 'A' v London Titans
Riverside Lands W4 2SX

Senior Amateur Division Results Sunday 7th February
3 1 Club Lixus v Clapham Rovers
King's House W4 2RZ

0 6 Cool Oak Rangers v Chelsea Town
Riverside Lands W4 2SX

3 5 London St George v Real Northern 'A'
King's House W4 2RZ

Lixus 3 - 1 Clapham Rovers Clapham Rovers ()

Name Goals Details
1 Ollie Buckingham  
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  
11 Adam Hibbert Bamford  
12 Jimmy Joyce  
13 Graeme Keenan  
14 Chris Kew  
15 Gaz Lloyd  
16 Dan Wellman  
17 James Mark  
18 Shaun McKee  
19 Stuart Miller  
20 Ian Mole  
21 A.N. Other  
22 Danny Pybus  
23 Charlie Richards  
24 Dan Horner  
25 James Smith  
26 Griff Stevens  
27 Richard Storey  
28 Gin Trewhella  
29 Matt Warren  
30 Joe Whittle  
31 Nick Woodward  
32 Matt Wright  
33 Gori Yahaya  
34 Tom Kellaway   1
35 Gasim Himedan  
36 Will Sargent  
37 Dan Taylor  
38 Travis Charles  
39 Nick Farrer  
40 Anthony Yousefian  
41 Archie Hamilton  
42 Daniel West  
43 Luke James  
44 Sanghyuk Kim  
45 Matthew Carroll  
46 Khalil Morris  
47 Daniel Avakian  
48 Neil Fidler  
49 A.N. Other  
50 A.N. Other  
51 A.N. Other  
52 A.N. Other  
53 A.N. Other  
54 A.N. Other  
55 A.N. Other  
56 A.N. Other