Friday 1 June 2012

May Results

29th May 2012
Bexley - Avondale I = 12 - 17
London premier league
Sweet victory for the first team away in the most east end of London you could imagine.
Great defensive display which just consisted of not fouling their number 5 and avoiding his powerful and more than not unstoppable shot.
Always in control of a game that we led right from the beginning and also included an awful penalty miss , a one on one from a yard that went terribly wide and a goal from the half way line with their keeper too busy with himself on the other post.

28th May 2012
Avondale II - Guilford II = 23 - 3
Surrey 2
Bit of a white wash really. First quarter was won 9-1 and apart from a second quarter of spectacular mediocrity, the goals kept on coming. Some noteworthy work from Otto and John in the pit, and a rare appearance of Stevie M showed he ain’t lost it yet. Some other dutch bloke scored 7 but can’t remember his name ;-). Brookey was EVERYWHERE. Ed finding space with some intelligent swims. We lost structure and became frantic, but a win is a win. Dissent in the ranks after the game about amount of pool time someone had. If you have an issue with the captain: take it up with him in private. Happy to discuss solutions. Keeping a squad of 24 happy and playing is going to have issues. Roll on the creation of a 3rd team! ps: does anyone know of where we could get more pool time?

21st May 2012
Avondale II - Croydon III = 16 - 6
Surrey 2
An impressive outing for a much changed side, with seemingly 2 teams playing for REAL. Great to see players like Angus on the score sheet (2). Despite playing against some younger and undoubtedly fitter players, the old boys grizzled it through. Nice. Good vibe and back slapping all round.

14th May 2012
Avondale II – Old Whits II = 12 - 10
Surrey 2
Baxter makes soup of the defence. Ed gives a master class. Majors all round. Cheers!
What a pleasant change a satisfying first half makes. After some cunning eves dropping on opposition team talks by "sir", a press was employed to great effect, snuffing out any meaningful attacks. On the return attack Dave found the referee much more understanding of what it looks like when a strong lad works hard and was making mischief, sending their team into confusion of "to drop or not to drop",, and combined with some effective positioning in attacks, the pressure turned to goals. Apart from a little wobble in the 3rd, holding onto the possession paid dividends in the final quarter, running Pete’s hourglass down until there was no way back for the opposition. Tim (remember him?!), and rather fittingly Dave’s last quarter brace settling the match. A good team were beaten. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come.

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