Horspath Reserves 6 Watlington Reserves 1
Saturday, 28 January 2012
Horspath: Ronnie Williams 1, Rhys Veal (2), Chris Williams 1 (no relation), Craig Marsh 1
Watlington: Lenny Perciual 1
First half was awful, nothing to report.
With such a bad half relegated to memory the Horspath managerial team simply asked for more quality and composure. Of course the pitch is not a patch on the green vision that is Pressed Steel not a stones throw away but its playable. A single act of quality would create a chance and win the game. The same must have been said in the other dug out, the game to that point a stale mate made so by lacklustre performances on both parts, and so when the referee’s whistle blew for the second half the game really started.
Horspath pressed and tried to control the game thru the middle, but it was Waltlington that took the lead, it was a touch of quality that threaded thru Lenny Perciual (real name) who showed the required composure to open the scoring. Horspath left frustrated, having just edged possession, but it was the kick they needed. After ten minutes the lower leagues Fergie threw the dice and Darren Grey into the middle. The impact was almost instant. James “Gunboat” Beasley moved out into the channel (get it?), his first mission down the starboard bow cut unceremoniously short when sunk by the enemy in the penalty box for a stone wall penalty. Ronnie Williams stepped up and dispatched a torpedo past the keeper.
Horspath suddenly awake sensed blood and pushed with a new vigour. The gaffa’s words finally making sense, put your foot on the ball and relax, the football started to flow moving right to left, left to right pulling at all quarters at the Waltlington defence, Horspath finally united as a team and with the new found rhythm came goals. “Goal Frenzy” followed, the second of four crushing blows to the capitulating Waltington to Ryhs Veal who chipped in with two, one following a mess up at the back between the keeper and last defender that would not have looked out of place in the top five “own goals and gaff’s” compilations' as hoisted by tv’s own hirsute funny man Rory McGrath, he’s done three now! Why him you ask? Who knows it’s not important anyway, that said surly Harry Hill would be better or um that Neil Ruddock he’s good, yeah get Ruddock in. Two more collectors items followed thru Horspath stonewort Chris “STUDENTS!!” Williams and Craig Marsh.
Footballs a funny old game of two halves, there’s no easy game in the league, football wasn’t the real winner, the games not over till its over, well this one is and it finished 5-1 Horspath.