Old Jospehians 1-5 Old Meadonians 7th XI
Saturday 7th October 2006
Another Saturday, another glorious footballing excursion. This 5-1 crushing of Old Josephians was jam-packed with it’s usual fill of excitement, action and unadulterated enjoyment.
Almost trailing after 3 seconds, Meads were ahead within a minute. An astonishing half way line strike came thundering back of The Malletsman’s cross bar, struck The Malletsman’s right shoulder blade and some how ended up with Richie Livingstone at left back. Livingstone fed the midfield with in turn fed the right wing. Talisman Jacobs delivered a perfect far post cross and Eggberry Shaw headed home. A glorious team goal, the first headed goal of the Jacobs/Lee tenure, and Egg’s first in his new colours.
One-nil was soon two-nil as Meads punished their 10-minute 2-man advantage (Catford traffic can be a real nightmare). This time Delicious Trotter poked home under the careful supervision of Matty Ringadingadingpiece.
The next Meadonians breakthrough came from their Talismanic co-captain Danny The Dincemeat Jacobs. Nick Holmes - bleary-eyed after a Friday night wedding bash but still graceful on the ball and influential in his defensive instructing – threaded a perfect through ball to the Dincer. Ambidincestrous finished with Premiership aplomb, taking the ball round the keeper before cracking home (left foot) off the post from a tight angle.
The fourth Meads goal was a heart warming treat. Del lofted a perfect back-stick cross to Michael George Green Giant Lindall who rose like a salmon above two defenders to send his header into the top corner. He reeled away in ecstatic celebration screaming “MG JUST SCORED! MG JUST SCORED!” Seven different players now have league goals for this top of the table side.
Before the break The Talisman dirtied his sheet. A fine tip over the bar forced a corner which Old Jospehians punished with brute strength. Half time score, 4-1.
In the second half Meads continued to dominate despite playing with 10 men for twenty minutes – MG left injured after typical commitment to the cause. Egg filled in at centre back and excelled. Del filled in at centre mid and excelled.
Wicksmeat Jacobs had time to add his second of the match (his 6th in two league games) with an unstoppable free kick. His dead ball delivery seems to hit the top corner more often than David Beckham’s.
All in all this was a FANTASTIC day of fun and an all round top team performance. Eggberry Shaw took the MOM champers for a regal performance. He was run mightily close by Dincemeat (talismanic), Del Boy (cut above), Dave Y (a revelation at right back) and Kevin Bryan (a domineering debut performance at centre mid and already a dressing room favourite). The day will be remembered for a TOP performance, 3 points and a riotous and banterous train journey too and from Catford. Big shout to Ringo for playing against the wishes of his missus!
Team: T Lee, D Yorath, R Livingstone (M Jupe – 55), M Lindall, N Holmes, K Bryan, A Shaw, D Castella (L Fisher – 45), D Jacobs, A Trotter, M Ring
Goals: Shaw 1
Old Josephians 38