The first week of the rains arrived with a few mud baths around.
But we only had one of our games was postponed after a very late pitch inspection by an over cautious referee who was being assessed. Disappointing for our players and even more so for the opposition who had travelled from Harrow.
The 1st XI after our earlier AFA Middx Cup debacle at Aloysians, travelled with some trepidation to Bealonians one of the stronger teams in the AFC for this AFA Senior Cup tie.
A good pitch and clubhouse with a strong cross wind which made it difficult for both teams. Being with the wind in the first half led to our goalkeeper nearly scoring and we took the lead just before half time with a long shot which was deflected.The second half saw us play a well controlled game and we increased our lead with a good goal the opposition scored with five minutes to go leading to a nervous last few minutes before we ran out winners by 2-1.
This team is showing improved form each week they are fitter and have a great team spirit if we can keep them together and control their discipline then we could have a good season.
The Res XI had no fixture, but the 3rd XI had a home cup game against Fulham Compton Old Boys, we were trailing 3-1 with eight minutes to go but pulled off a remarkable come back to win 4-3 with you know who on target again.
The 4th XI gracing the main pitch for the second time this season beat Wandsworth Borough 6-0 in the AFA Minor Cup.
The 5th XI drew 4-4 away to Old Parks having suffered 2 injuries during the game.
The 6th XI as mentioned above were postponed.
The 7th XI lost out to AP 6-3.
In summary a good week on the field with No Bookings, let's keep it going with everybody paying up to enjoy our excellent facilities.