What a day! The team met at 11am ready for a trek and a 2pm kick off, only to be held up by Matt Morgan who was still in his slippers when his brother picked him up. Left at 11.30 to get across London. Not long enough as we arrived at the ground at 2.10 with 10 minutes to change and start the game. Luckily were given the 20 minutes by the generous referee. No warm up and straight into a frenetic goalless first half. Not much to report except the passionate and tough opponents of Merton giving us a hard time. With only 11 men we struggled a bit when Charlie King got injured early in the first half.
The second half started at the same pace with Merton coming out all guns blazing and opened up the scoring with an unexpected shot when their striker took the ball early and surprised everyone, not least Jack Robery the keeper.
The game needed some inspiration and our most reliable scorer to put us back in the game. Great individual play by our injured Charlie King who cleverly back heeled the ball to put the ball on a plate for Tyrese to score, making its six goals in 4 league games.
The second goal came soon after, Up rises James Bex for his fourth goal in four games from a Chris Morgan cross what was to become the winning goal. It’s a habit we are all getting used to and expect every week now. We then had to manage the game to the final whistle which our centre half James Bex thought was the time to run the length of the pitch and assist the forwards. When the ball was lost and we were under the cosh, there was obviously no panic by Bexy as he was sitting on the left wing where he proceeded to put a cross into the box in the final minutes???
The man of the match goes to Max Harrowell for keeping his head when his partner goes missing and being composed & consistent in his ball retention and all round game. A special mention to Charlie King who led the line, made it difficult for their back line and assisting the winning goal whilst carrying an injury most of the game.