The 1st XI had their first match at home for some weeks where they took on Old Stationers who were attempting to take the first points off us this season.
Last year we missed promotion by underestimating some of our opponents and dropping points, it looked as though the same was happening this year when after some early pressure from us, OS suddenly scored two goals, one a cracker from outside the area.
After a half time talk from coach Steve we were a different team in the second half, sharp hardworking, determined and dominated the play. We scored two quick goals to equalise and continued to press and were rewarded with a great winner scored by Chris Morgan direct from a free kick.
So our maximum points total remains in place, its going to get harder each week with teams desperate to be the first to take points off us, but if we continue to play with good discipline and Norsemen spirit then we are going to be difficult to beat.
A word for OS they are struggling as a club with no school to draw players from and being stuck out in the country in Barnet but their team played well and still backed by some elder statesmen on the touch line.
A word also for the referee David Stevenson Snr, he refereed the game as a SAL game should be with a gentle word in the ear rather than a plethora of cards
The Res XI once again playing at Grocers needed a win and took the points off highflying AP 2-1 in a close fought game. Steve Morgan is putting together a good but very young team which promises well for the future.
The 4th XI and 7th XI games were called off, it was a shame because we had three unused pitches in perfect condition, but despite us offering to swap our opponents declined.
The 5th XI gained a Walkover in the AFA Cup due to Old Sedcopians failing to fulfil a team.
The 6th XI travelled to Old Stationers 3rd XI and won an entertaining game 9-4 to remain at the top of their league.
This is another newly built team with some young blood that we hope will rise through the ranks in good time to see us rebuild a 3rd XI for next season.
Another home game for the 1s & 2s this week, it would good to see some support from our elder statesmen.