Thursday 6 September 2012

September results

3rd Sept 2012
Avondale II – Croydon 2 = 11 - 14
London League 1
What started as a neat and ordered game, with good positioning, containment of their main foil the pitman (good work Nige), and some cracking shots from Ed and a cracker from Jonnie, the game looked under control. But then in true REAL style confusion, pandemonium, and loss of concentration had the opposition take control in the second. Despite a late flurry and some impressive shots from Migs (how he got that high out of the water for the tip in he still doesn’t know) the opposition stole the points. We certainly weren’t outclassed in anyway – despite the bulk of their goals coming from the one opposition player suggesting that perhaps we won’t see him as opposition for the second team for much longer! Encouraging – but we’ve got to start winning!!

10th Sept 2012
Avondale II – Sutton 2 = 15 – 13
Surrey 2
Some of the veterans of the game dusted off their rubbers and donned some seemingly tighter hats in pursuit of glory in an extremely good natured game. Although due to a customary Avondale fixture fiasco the opposition were in fact Sutton (2). In brackets as the opposition turned up with 2 players who were (openly) first teamers. But in good spirit, one of the players who had just got off the Olympic bus, played in the field and had downed a few shandies before the game. Avondale started brightly, with the score line being only limited by a game of catch shots were playing with the keeper. In customary fashion a second half capitulation followed and a little nervousness set in with the lead down to 1 goal. But then Focco found his shooting arm, and Brookey was drawing penalties to see Dave "cross hairs" Brooks put them away. Despite some amusingly slack defending (amusing only because we won) the game settled in the last quarter with some decent possession play, ball going round the "d" and some nice goals being slotted in. A solid performance after sacrificing 3 to the first team and being down a further 7 players. There’s life in the old boys yet. Good to see you Tim, Duncs, Greg…. ;-)

10th Sept 2012
Croydon 1 - Avondale I = 21 - 16
Surrey 1
No match report on this match but apparently it was an enjoyable one despite the loss.....

24th Sept 2012
Avondale II – Reading = 6 – 3
London League 1
Real Avondale WINS! Psychic Pete goes the right way every shot they make. Otto returns as the wall in defence with remarks about his opposite number like "he’s rubbish". Dave steadies the ship with an assured display. Migs tireless drives, Jonnie’s steadfast defence, Focco mauling in the pit… i can’t mention everyone, but safe to say that whilst we didn’t score many we certainly blunted their attack. Judging by the table this could be reviewed as a (near) bottom of the table 6 pointer. Croydon 2 and Eastern Otter to come. Perhaps we’re not out of this yet…

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