It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Surely Dickens was watching the 5X1 when he wrote that first line. Full season report in the coming weeks once the squaddie r@pe
last week has been fully investigated.................
Pete Johnson abandoned the team to go cruising in the love bug with Louis Spence so Sean Ruane was the Capo this week.
Two late shows this week, first John O Brien was late as he had spent the previous day at a schoolboys football match and had to get rid of any incriminating clothing. Then Jonny Farrell rocked up claiming his lateness was down to having attended a magic show. Where his magic wand ended up is a case for Columbo.
The ref had decided that the clubhouse was too far outside of London and text to say he wasn't coming............given that the ref lives in Winchmore Hill one can only assume the proximity of a school could have been an issue.
To the game.... Tom Kelly once again helped out in goal as we had no keeper and was soon tested by a few high balls. Despite his protestations, Tom is a good keeper and held his own.
Our back four of Rob Johnson, Job jr, Farrel and Jamie had a great first half and lost nothing in the air with Rob Johnson composed as always constantly setting up attacks by keeping his cool and playing it on the deck.
It was end to end stuff with Phil Mac, Reinhart, Ruane and McKinnon all getting stuck in against a good Parms midfield. McKevitt and Holly won everything in the air but nothing on the deck as they are headless chickens.
Toward the end of the half, Parms began to threaten more and more but then Jonny Farrell's magic tricks began to work on the most unlikely of players..........................
In the film Escape to Victory just before Pele scores his momentous overhead kick, time slows down as genius is about to occur - thus was the same when Phil Mac got the ball in Parms half...........Phil ghosted his marker and then burst into the box, then with Messi magic dribbled round two defenders and then deftly slid the ball under the oncoming keeper - tragically though this moment of magic just clipped the outside of the post. On the sidelines a friendly German POW commandant rose to his feet in vigorous applause.
The second half began and we were brimming with confidence and Tony went close early on and Flo Rida doing damage with his pace but like General Custer, we rested on our laurels and Parms took the lead against the run of play.
As ever our heads went down and Parms scored three more in the final ten without reply. One of which was scored by an unmarked Parm player as Farrell was in the bushes looking for a rabbit to use in his next magic show.
MOM went to Holly but McKinnon also had a great game.
Many thanks to a good crowd at today's game plus it was good to see many members of the 3X1 coming over after their game.
A great turnout from the whole team in the clubhouse after the game and good hot dogs in the kitchen.
Highlight of the after game drinks (which went on until the early hours I'm told) was McKevitt somehow not paying attention for an entire season and believing that we may still win the league! If a couple of teams drop points and get games abandoned through violent conduct and we get thirty points for a loss we may come mid table - maybe.
Tom Barrett/ Chris Harrington/ Tom Mullarkey/ Dave McGrath/Ciaran Brady watch - no shows again this week. This sorry bunch were arrested last week for smearing their faces with marmite, shaving their pub£s to make fake afro wigs and impersonating the Jackson Five. The 'Jackson Five' then went to a Michael Jackson tribute day at Disneyworld and using their cunning disguises were able to violate many Disney Characters. Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck may never sit down again and poor Goofy's whereabouts are still unknown.
Till next time,