A mixed week results, we played 7, 4 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats.
Unfortunately the 1st XI was one of the defeats, they were heavily beaten in the AFA Senior Cup by a very good Old Foresters side who are unbeaten in the Arthurian League and Cups this season, they will trouble some of the first division sides in the later rounds. The bad news is we have drawn them away in the next round of the Middlesex/Essex.
I was rightly called to task by a couple of first team players for what they saw as negativity in my reports, we had a good conversation and I was encouraged by their enthusiasm and the fact that after a heavy defeat there were many of them socialising in the bar well after the game.
They need all our support to get something good out of this season. The Reserves moved to second in the table with a good away win at Merton and the 3rd XI consolidated their position at the head of the table with an away win against previously unbeaten Old Parks, only one this week from goal king Danny. The 4th XI had a good win away in the AFA Minor Cup to Old Aloysians. The 5th XI won the Presidents jug for coming back three times in their match against the Hill, the 3-3 draw was described as a terrific match by the spectators, both sides and the Match Official being a credit to SAL football. The 6th XI had a good away win at EBOG's but the 7th XI lost to a suspiciously strong CEV.side.
The results this season have been largely good but we need to set our sights high to get back to the top of SAL football and to improve our discipline. If we don't we will suffer further penalties from the league.
The annual issue of the payment of subs is now high on the Agenda for the facilities we offer it is the best game in town, I was speaking to the Old Foresters after the game and they were in awe at the state of the ground and the comfort of the various bars and wished they could play at our ground every week. It is a shame that we still have members who try and get a free ride at the expense of everybody else.
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