Trip to Actonians on Saturday for the first team on Saturday always a difficult game against a first division side who won the AFA Senior cup last season.We were joined on the line by a 1960’s Norsemen George Shipley over from his home in Boston USA where he follows our progress keenly,living up to my mantra of ‘’ Once a Norsemen always a Norsemen”.
We started slowly and conceded an unlucky goal after ten minutes when a huge deflection gave Jack no chance.We matched the Actonians for the rest of the half and were unlucky when we hit the bar and had another header cleared from the line.
We made bad start to the second half conceding after a couple of minutes then missed a penalty after which we held our own but did not really look like scoring so that’s the end of our cup ventures this season.
Back to the league this week away to Ally Pally depending on other results a win there could clinch the league with 5 games left to play.
I think the 4 tough cup games played recently have shown us that we can compete at a higher level but if we are to challenge at the top of the table we will need reinforcements and at least 2 good Subs on the bench for every game.
The reserves strengthened their promotion hopes with a good win 5-3 against Merton they look a good team for the future let’s hope we can sort out their administrative problems.
The fours who have some good players and should be higher in the league had a good win 3-2 away to Old Owens threes.
The sixes had a close game against Kings Park but lost 4-3, the sevens lost 4-1 to The all conquering Vamps sixes