Old Meadonians 7th XI 6-2 Glyn Old Boys 4th XI
Saturday 4th November
Report by Danny The Dincemeat Jacobs
On a gloriously sunny early winters day the mighty Meads 7’s smacked a poor Glyn Old Boys outfit 6-2 at Riverside Lands.
Focused on what was potentially a top-of-the-table clash Meads battled hard in the first half and created several chances. Timmy Mallet was called upon early to save a one-on-one but had little else to do as the Meads defended well, Raymond Bhatt again showing class at the back. The deadlock was eventually broken when Del Boy Trotter slipped a neat finish past the approaching Glyn keeper and meads were away. Glyn kept it tight till half time but hardly threatened and Meads knew the next goal would kill them off.
Ten minutes into the second half and the game was over. Following some neat work by Davey Yorath on the left Jacobs popped up to slam home his 11th of the season from 8 yards. A few minutes later and the day got even worse for Glyn. Having made one substitution already they were plagued by injury and had no replacement. Down to ten against a dominant outfit like Meads 7’s and the game turned into attack versus defence.
Next to capitalise was attacking central defender Mikey Green who made a surging run from the back and was on hand to volley home a delightful left foot effort from 12 yards. Moments later Davey Yorath bagged a 4th after good work from substitute Adam Rhys Dee. The game was turning into a rout.
Sadly Meads lost concentration and gifted a horribly sloppy goal to make it 4-1. At the other end Meads struck again following neat work on the left hand side from Jacobs who beat his man and was upended in the box. The ref pointed to the spot and Skipper Jacobs was happy to step aside for Skipper Lee to stroke nonchalantly past the keeper.
Frustratingly Meads conceded a second sloppy goal as dawn descended upon Riverside. To raise spirits before the final whistle Jacobs and Del Boy Trotter combined to majestic effect. Del Boy was almost hacked down as he shot but the class of the former Latymer legend showed as he slotted the ball past the keeper for his second and meads 6th!
Without Dan C or the Dingo Meads played well, missed a hatful of chances and still ran out 6-2 winners. Ryan making his return to midfield was majestic and rightly named Man of The Match. Having a player back of such immense quality is a huge boost to the Chiswick minnows and could well be the key to winning a coveted trophy.
Post match sparklers were lit to celebrate the victory and the 26th birthday of Midfield Maestro Kevin Bryan.
Team: T Lee, J Bhatt (M Jupe – 75), A Shaw, K Bryan, M Green, N Lee, A Bailey (A Rhys Dee – 65), R Kohn, A Trotter, D Yorath, D Jacobs
Goals: Trotter 25
Lee T 75