Wednesday 22 April 2015

Beckenham 6 - Avondale 10

Advice before the game came from one of the club’s elder statesmen: Just swim a lot and shoot. Hmmm. Mission accomplished.

A nimble 9 players made the journey to Beckenham, named after a famous footballer, and indeed some players were attempting to "bend it". The tip of the spear provided by break away swims from a chap who looked a bit like Dave Brooks, but faster. Our opposition were a very good natured bunch (nice to be able to type that) and with the help of a couple of junior players capitulated early on, wasting the multiple offerings we gave in crazy shot timing and wayward passes.

But hey – you can only beat what’s in front of you. The match was enjoyable, Wigan Rob had his first game, counterbalancing the skyward shots of the captain with a couple that failed to reach the goal, but equally the occasion must have overwhelmed him. When being so close to the footballer’s namesake home, he decided to tackle with his feet. A tackle and flipping of the ball he wont (let us) forget in a hurry. Smiles all round and successfully ruined the pub quiz across the road afterwards by shouting out the answers. Cross Hairs hat trick to boot!

Bravo gentlemen.

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