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Match Report - 22 Sep 2019, Clapham Rovers Clapham Rovers beat Groundhoppers


Rovers!



ROVERS 2 – 0 Groundhoppers



Well if ever there was a performance which embodies Clapham Rovers and the reason why we get up at silly o’clock on a Sunday for the love of the game, that was It.



On a bobbly uneven pitch, in a crosswind and latterly driving rain and with a patched up defence, we beat the holders of the Sunday Challenge Trophy in the 1st Round. A side that had beaten AFC Hammersmith in the final no less than 5 months previously.



http://www.londonfa.com/cups-and-competitions/cups/2018-2019/london-sunday-challenge-trophy/fixtures



Groundhoppers had 75% of the ball and we had our share of luck with 2 shots off the post, a clearance off the line and fine Pybus saves but you couldn’t deny the sheer shift we put in from 1-13, the determination we showed to win and quality when it mattered when we went 1-0 up.



That is why I play for Clapham Rovers and it is a result which will live long in the memory.



It was somewhat against the run of play when we went 1-0 around 35 minutes. Shaff streaked off from just inside his own half past about 5 players and cut the ball back from the byline to onrushing Milby who tucked home with ease.



Up until that point Groundhoppers had hit the post with a curling dipping shot from outside the area which clipped the post and came out. Their play had been characterised by some neat 1-2s to break from midfield whilst we looked to compete all over the pitch and nulify this threat with some touch tackling and making the use of Seb and Shaf on the wings when we looked to break quickly.



Our second half performance mirrored the first as we continued to put in maximum effort to protect the goal from the penetrative Groundhoppers play while hoping to catch them on the break when we had the chance.



After Groundhoppers had hit the post once again, they threatened to score in a goalmouth scramble which saw yours truly block a shot with my stomach and them Godders clear the a rebound off the line.



We sealed the win on a rare break as the immense Timbo take the ball down of the halfway line, skin 2 defenders before being upended in the box as he got his shot off. G took the resultant penalty to exercise the demons of the miss from last week.



We still had 10 minutes to see out at 2-0 and we did with the sheer effort we showed in the previous 80 mins.



MOM. Everyone deserves a mentions in dispatches but Shaun McKee takes the spoils for a vocal and heroic performance in the middle.



Sunday 29th September Fixture



After Sunday’s brilliant performance, let’s give this season some lift off with a win against Tooting Celtic. As Champions of last year’s Championship they’ve obviously had a tough start to life in the Prem. Like us back then, they’ve probably found it a bit of a rude awakening. We therefore need to build on our hard won experience at this level and combine It with the quality we have in the side. Tooting Celtic will certainly make it hard for us and compete from the off.



Please find the match details below.



Tooting Celtic vs Clapham Common

Clapham Common



The changing facilities are on the corner of the common nearest

101 South Circular Road

SW4 9DF



https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/101+S+Circular+Rd,+London+SW4/@51.4594165,-0.1574658,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x487605bb76f4150d:0x68b84806e4262bc!8m2!3d51.4599312!4d-0.1571117



Meet 9.30am. Kick Off 10.30am 



See you Sunday



UTFR



Ken



FOR LEAGUE TABLE, FIXTURES AND LEAGUE NEWS, PLEASE SEE ATTACHED WEEKLY BULLETIN



ROVERS FANTASY FOOTBALL – PLEASE ALSO SEE THE ATTACHMENT





Week 2

Running Total

Louis

Tim

8

18

Keenan

Graeme

16

16

Booker

Nathan

10

12

Woodward

Nick

10

12

Finkle

Seb

4

11

Pybus

Danny

10

10

Smith

James

0

9

Cain

Danny

5

9

McKee

Shaun

6

9

Godwin

Chris

8

8

Madeebo

Sharif

8

8

Kew

Chris

6

7

Cerenko

Ryan



3

Green

Adam



3

Green

Jake



2

Wellington

Alex



1

Carswell

Andy



1

Hutch

Thomas



1

Nicou

Nick

1

1

Ahmad

Jacoub

1

1











FANTASY FISCAL ROVERS

Surname

First Name

AGGREGATE OWING

Madeebo

Sharif

20.00

Nicou

Nick

15.00

Green

Adam

10.00

Green

Jake

10.00

Cain

Danny

9.00

Pybus

Danny

-11.00

Warren

Matt

-23.10

Cerenko

Ryan

-30.00

Ahmad

Jacoub

-5.00



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Groundhoppers 0 - 2 Clapham Rovers Clapham Rovers ()

Name Goals Details
1 James Adie  
2 Nathan Booker  
3 Danny Cain  
4 Alex Campbell  
5 Andy Carswell  
6 Ryan Cerenko  
7 Richard Clifford  
8 Charlie Cook  
9 Elliot Damm  
10 Patch Cook  
11 James Ellenger  
12 Seb Finkle  
13 Chris Godwin  
14 Adam Green  
15 Lloyd Jackson  
16 Graeme Keenan   1
17 Chris Kew  
18 Gaz Lloyd  
19 Tim Louis  
20 Nick Nicou  
21 Erald Rovers  
22 Danny Pybus  
23 Adrian Rowland  
24 Jack Smith  
25 Alex Shahin  
26 Chris Sharp  
27 Harry Sklavounos  
28 James Smith  
29 Elliot Tester  
30 Des Walker  
31 Matt Warren  
32 Alex Wellington  
33 Ruari Wheeler  
34 Ed Williams  
35 Nick Woodward   1
36 Matt Wright  
37 Tom Hutchings  
38 Shaun McKee  
39 Jake Green  
40 Kent Vorland  
41 Lewis Lee  
42 Harry Bayles  
43 Sharif Madeebo  
44 Ahmad Yacoub  
45 Ollie Morris  
46 Alan Kell  
47 Faysal Benlarbi  
48 Mickael Adouan  
49 Wayne Clark  
50 Jack Ryan  
51 Cameron Hayden  
52  
53