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History was made on Easter Monday when the first team became champions of the South London Alliance League (it sounds good don't it! Best team in South London!!!!!).
We secured the point we needed with a hard fought point against the team we like playing the least. No disrespect intended, but when you play Metrogas it's like playing a Sam Allardyce side: everyone six feet tall, all around 30, hit you hard and often and in the referees face from the first whistle. Nothing wrong with that I hear you say, it's just that when you have a young side who like to pass the ball it can become intimidating. It takes all sorts to make a league up I suppose. I'm just glad we are in the Kent league next season!
The game was a very tough occasion and both teams seemed happy with a point at the end. It was just a shame that we had had another hard match just 40 odd hours earlier and even though we had by far the most possession, the usual sharpness wasn't there and at the end most of them were out on their feet. They soon recovered though when Mick and Tina Northwood, who cheered us on throughout, provided the champagne which started the celebrations (Cheers Mick that was a great gesture, it meant a lot to all of us).
We played 3-5-2 in the game with Martin Ray in goal. In defence we had Billy Alton, Ricky Bolt, and skipper Jack Roberts. The midfield had Lee Wilton, Tony Franklin, Tom Rolt, Tom Mayfield and Bobby McGuane, and the front two were Joe Crook and Rob Grogan. Metrogas scored after about 15 mins when poor defending by Billy, who made a silly challenge, presented them a free kick which was headed home, much to the disgust of Manager Richard, who in his team instructions had warned the team about daft challenges so close to goal. We equalised soon after when Rob hit a screamer from twenty yards that hit the stantion and bounced back out. Full credit to the referee who was hit by a barrage of abuse from their manager and after what seemed like ten minutes of arguing and a failed attempt to take his team from the pitch, he left the area and thankfully normality returned.
We had some big performances from the team today. Bobby never stopped running with pace and no little skill, Ricky a big man in a big mans game, Lee totally dominant in the middle but Man of the Match just had to be Jack Roberts (above). Every challenge, clearance or header was truly a class above everyone else. It's no secret that we rate this fella. When he plays we don't lose. A magnificent player in very good team.
Metrogas 1 - 1 CHAMPIONS