Clapham Rovers

Match Report

Match Report - 06 Mar 2016, Clapham Rovers Clapham Rovers drew with London St George

Sunday’s match sees us come up against the vastly improving London Titans. They will give us a tough match but it is one we should win. If we approach the match with the same determination as we did against LSG and throw in a bit more quality football, we shouldn’t have too many problems.
Rovers 1 – 1 London St George
We finally took a point off London St George at the 5th time of asking (4 league games and 1 friendly,) in a game where I felt we just ran out of time to gain the win. London St George had a first half penalty save though so I was still delighted with the draw.
The match was played on the unfamiliar pitch No.1 with us going up in the hill in first half with the wind in our faces. Coupled with London St George playing most of the football, this meant that we spent a large majority of the first 45 minutes under the cosh and struggling to get out of our half. On the rare occasions we broke out of our half either by playing some tiki taka, Smudger bustling his way through or making the most of set pieces, we looked like we would take the lead. Smudger had a shot saved at the near post by the keeper, Bunny had found himself free at the back from a corner but could only steer his half volley wide and Shaun’s Harry Kane esque shot lacked the requisite power.
LSG had a penalty saved by Archie on his 2nd appearance of the season following Horse’s foul. An LSG attacker broke into the box and with Horse going across to make a challenge, Horse realised he wasn’t going to make it and pulled out. Unfortunately, Horse’s chest made contact with the LSG player’s shoulder and the attacker went down. Archie guessed right from the pen, by diving to his right, and made a wonderful save to keep the scores level.
Sadly we went behind just before half time as our inability to deal with set pieces reared it’s ugly head in a similar manner to the ASB match. A decent corner was swung in, the ball ping ponged around and was rammed in by a lurking LSG player.
The second half saw us going downhill with the wind and this tipped the balance in our favour in a finely balanced match. We still struggled to play any consistent football but our determination kept us in it as we used Tony Pulis tactics to make the most of set pieces, throw ins and territory. London St George still threatened with the off breakaway but Archie dealt with the few shots that were on target.
Before we equalised, Horse had a fine chance to draw us level. Tony Pulis would have been stood on the sideline crying proud tears of joy as we put G, Horse and Carswell up for a corner. The ball was lobbed in and then cleared before Matt Wright used the up ‘n’ under to hooik it back in. J5 was unable to get much power on a shot as it bobbled around, it got cleared and Horse tried to squeeze it in but the ball dribbled wide.
Our equalizer deservedly arrived when a beautiful long ball over the top from Toby on the right hand side of midfield set Smudger off in a foot race vs the LSG right back towards goal. Their keeper had left his line to come and meet it but was unconvincing in his attempts. Smudger met the ball first with his head and nodded it over the keeper’s outstretched hands and into the net.
In my mind there was only one winner but we didn’t have much time left. We huffed and puffed with more set pieces and crosses into the box but couldn’t get the winner. As the final whistle blew we were still happy with the point.
MOM. Surprisingly, it was me. Despite my comical, kamikaze handball in the 2nd half.
Club Lixus
15 13 1 1 67 22 +45 40
London St George
13 7 3 3 33 22 +11 24
Chelsea Town
10 7 2 1 33 13 +20 23
Real Northern 'A'
14 7 2 5 29 31 -2 23
12 6 2 4 33 18 +15 20
Clapham Rovers
11 6 1 4 35 22 +13 19
Kings United
11 3 6 2 22 24 -2 15
London Titans
16 3 1 12 14 51 -37 10
Cool Oak Rangers
15 2 0 13 16 56 -40 6
Accrington Stanley Bowles
13 1 2 10 14 37 -23 5
Senior Amateur Division Results 6th March
0 2 Cool Oak Rangers v Invictus
Riverside Lands W4 2SX

0 4 Kings United v Club Lixus
King's House W4 2RZ

1 1 London St George v Clapham Rovers
King's House W4 2RZ

1 2 London Titans v Chelsea Town
Riverside Lands W4 2SX

4 2 Real Northern 'A' v Accrington Stanley Bowles
Riverside Lands W4 2SX
Bert Gaby Challenge Cup 13th March
007 Bricklayers v Politics [ Semi Final ]
King's House W4 2RZ

008 Real Northern 'B' v Orange County [ Semi Final ]
King's House W4 2RZ

Senior Amateur Division 13th March
Accrington Stanley Bowles v London St George
Riverside Lands W4 2SX

Chelsea Town v Real Northern 'A'
Riverside Lands W4 2SX

Clapham Rovers v London Titans
Riverside Lands W4 2SX

Cool Oak Rangers v Kings United
Riverside Lands W4 2SX

Invictus v Club Lixus
Wimbledon Common Extension SW15 4SS

Surname First Name AGGREGATE OWING
Augustin Rom 0
Booker Nathan -6.8
Bamford Adam 20
Birch Si 15
Bruan David 20
Carswell Andy 5
Cerenko Ryan 0
Charles Travis 0
Cleary Joel 20
Daly James 55.33
Endara Dan 20
Endara Juan 20
Endara Ed 20
Elliot Tom 0
Esparza Dan 20
Farrer Nick 0
Godwin Chris 45
Godders Rob 10
Horner Dan 0
Joyce Jimmy 41
Keenan Graeme 107
Kew Chris 20
Kellaway Tom 45
Kellaway Rob 10
Lee Thomas 0
Lloyd Gaz 0
Lunn Matt 20
Mark James 30
McClymont Matt 20
McKee Shaun 0
Miller Stuart -2
Mills James 20
Mole Ian -3
Olly 20
Pybus Danny -5
Pybus Will 20
Pybus Smithy 20
Richards Charlie 65
Risty 0
Smith James 60.05
Squire Ash 10
Storey Rich 0
Taylor Dan -5
Trewhella Gin 20
Warren Matt 2
Wellman Dan 0
Whittle Joe 20.4
Woodward Nick 11
Wright Matt 0
Yahaya Gori 0
Yousefian Anthony 0
Clapham North Nick 10
West Dan 0
Sargent Will 0
James Luke 5
Hamilton Archie 5
Matt 5

London St George 1 - 1 Clapham Rovers Clapham Rovers ()

Name Goals Details
1 Tom Elliott  
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 Matt .  
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 Toby Hudson  
22 Danny Pybus  
23 Charlie Richards  
24 Dan Horner  
25 James Smith   1
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  
35 A.N. Other  
36 Will Sargent  
37 A.N. Other  
38 A.N. Other  
39 A.N. Other  
40 Anthony Yousefian  
41 Archie Hamilton  
42 A.N. Other  
43 Luke James  
44 Sanghyuk Kim  
45 A.N. Other  
46 A.N. Other  
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