Clapham Rovers A

Match Report

Match Report - 24 Apr 2016, Clapham Rovers A Clapham Rovers beat Kings United


Rovers!
The final game of the season has now been moved to Sunday 8th May from Sunday 1st May. Enjoy your bank holidays and lets finish the season on a high vs Chelsea Town.
Rovers 4 – 1 Kings Utd
I don’t think I’ve felt prouder of a performance this season than on Sunday. The large majority of Rovers appeared on Sunday suffering from the weekends exploits but put in a thoroughly impressive performance to dispatch the auld enemy and gain revenge for the 5-1 loss 2 weeks previously.
The intensity that Kings showed in the 1st fixture was lacking throughout and we were the only side which looked to take the game by the scruff of the neck. I think what made me most proud was the way we protected our lead once Kings got back into the game by throwing ourselves in challenges and blocks in various goalmouth scrambles. Mentions in dispatches must go to Milby for a great clearance on the line and to Pybus for chucking himself in where it hurt with no protection from the Referee.
No one typified taking the game by the scruff of the neck more than Goose in the first 10 minutes as he put us 2 nil up. His first came from a lovely driven left footed finish after Les had played a wonderful curving through ball over the Kings defence. Goose advanced about 10 yards before smashing it in emphatically past Pipe Cleaner who had been drafted into playing in goal.
Goose’s 2nd came from a lovely flicked header into the far corner of the net from a cross into the 6 yard box. Goose flung himself at the invitation and succeeding in flicking the ball in and away from Pipe Cleaner.
At this point I was expecting us to go on and score a 3rd but it was Kings who pulled one back from arguably their best player from the previous fixture. With us all pushed up for a corner, Kings broke quickly and reached the edge of the box with numbers overlapping. The ball fell to the Kings midfielder who steadied himself and rifled home to pull a goal back.
Half time came and went with a requirement to keep up the intensity and not let Kings back into the game.
Until Nath put us 3-1 up with 15 minutes to go, the game hung in the balance with Kings threatening from corners and setpieces into the box and the resulting goal mouth scrambles.
Nath’s free kick was hugely memorable because it shut up Pipe Cleaner in goal after he had spent the first half screaming ‘come on, hit the target’ every time we bore down on goal. As Nath stepped up this was no different and it was with great delighted that the ball went straight down Pipe Cleaner’s throat, through his arms and into the net. Queue various Rovers celebrations all including variations of ‘he’s hit the target.’
Milby put a very satisfying veneer on the game with a close range finish which looped over Pipe Cleaner into the net after he had aimed to smash it in.
MOM. Goose for his 2 goals and inspiring 1st half performance.

10 Teams Games
Played Games
Won Games
Drawn Games
Lost Goals
For Goals
Against Goal
Difference Points
Club Lixus
18 15 1 2 71 25 +46 46
London St George
17 10 3 4 44 27 +17 33
Chelsea Town
16 10 2 4 42 24 +18 32
Invictus
17 9 3 5 40 22 +18 30
Real Northern 'A'
18 9 2 7 34 32 +2 29
Clapham Rovers
17 9 1 7 52 38 +14 28
Kings United
17 7 7 3 38 35 +3 28
London Titans
18 3 1 14 16 58 -42 10
Accrington Stanley Bowles
18 2 2 14 19 51 -32 8
Cool Oak Rangers
18 2 0 16 20 64 -44 6

Surname First Name AGGREGATE OWING

Keenan Graeme 107
Smith James 55.05
Godwin Chris 45
Booker Nathan 28.2
Whittle Joe 20.4
Kew Chris 20
Woodward Nick 11
Warren Matt 10
Wellman Dan 10
Hamilton Archie 5
Miller Stuart -2
Mole Ian -3
Storey Rich -12.49

Kings United 1 - 4 Clapham Rovers A Clapham Rovers ()

Name Goals Details
1 Tom Elliott  
2 Romauld Augustin  
3 Nathan Booker   1
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  
26 Griff Stevens  
27 Richard Storey  
28 Gin Trewhella  
29 Matt Warren  
30 Joe Whittle  
31 Nick Woodward   1
32 Matt Wright  
33 Gori Yahaya  
34 Tom Kellaway  
35 Charlie Cook  
36 Will Sargent  
37 Simon Anderson  
38 Steve Cipriani  
39 Dwaine Beaumont  
40 Anthony Yousefian  
41 Archie Hamilton   2
42 Leslie Sampson  
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