|Posted: 04 October 2017 at 9:06pm | IP Logged
6th XI 1 Vaughns 4
We ventured west in a waggon convoy in search of Eldorado
or as it’s better known our second win of the season.
Having wrestled John O’Brien to the ground I’d managed to
purloin a brand new kit and boy did we look the nuts.
“All the gear no idea” sprung to mind but my team talk
centred on not doing exactly that.
Myself and Tom Kelly Snr spray painted our shorts on but
the shirts fitted nicely.
Very progressive 3-5-2 formation was adopted and we went
for the jugular.
Very even first half was punctuated by Tim “I’m reffing
this “ Winter advising the referee that one of the oppo
didn’t have shin pads on and that we would walk off and
get the game on a forfeit.
Ref explained that the player had a small rash and was
allergic to shin pads.
That’s alright then. The manager bought out a set of shin
pads and another player put them on. Very helpful.
The ref allowed the player to continue so for the next 20-
minutes all tactics were abandoned as everyone sportingly
went round trying to kick the player with the rash.
And then a shock occurred, we were awarded a penalty.
Stonewall it was not as the sheer weight of Sean’s own
shirt caused him to collapse to the floor at a corner.
Tom “ Dead Eye” Kelly Senior stepped up and slotted the
penalty into the corner sending the keeper the wrong way.
Note to JOB – add another goal onto that bloke who’s the
number 1 goal scorer in the club’s list because Tom’s
We continued to match a much younger and fitter Vaughians
for most of the half with the defence excelling.
We even carved out 3 one-on –ones but cows a.se and a
banjo come to mind with the finishing.
We were to rue those misses as with Dillon having a smoke
and a pancake the centre forward slipped a shot in at his
Then as we closed in on halftime Roy Cropper left the
sanctuary of his café and guided a header into the same
corner Dillon had kindly left exposed again.
This time there was no hiding from his wrath and it was
everyone’s fault but particularly his little buddy James.
2-1 half time
Second half continued in much the same fashion though the
“No Shin pad Man” was now “Second Half Shin pad Man” and
so kicking him became boring.
It also meant we forgot to tackle him as well and he began
to influence the game more and more.
Then came the sheer class of their third goal. Football
bloopers would have had a field day.
A hopeful punt up the pitch by their centre half led to
Tom Kelly calling keepers from the halfway line, Dillon
coming charging out to the edge of his box like a demented
dog and Nick Platon rising to his full extent ( 4ft 8) to
meet the ball. As Dillon was about to collect the ball
Nick shouldered it over the poor keepers despairing flap
straight to the centre forward who popped it into the
The 4th goal was 3 miles offside to the point where the
winger played the ball back across the goal not just from
behind Billy but from behind East Acton station.
Safe to say the forward tapped the ball into the empty
We continued to battle hard and had a few half chances but
couldn’t get back into the game.
Losing 4-1 never reflected how well the lads all played.
MOM – NICK PLATON – I know Nick Platon, I had to put Nick
Platon in capitals because none will believe Nick Platon
Changed in a container and showered in a public loo then
partook of some of their hospitality. Beer and a pizza.
Nick Platon, who I may have mentioned was MOM didn’t even
buy any beers to commemorate that he was MOM.
Dillon dropped his jacket , what a surprise but luckily
we’re back there this weekend to collect it.
Until next time good luck for this weekend.