Old Meads Give Bottom of Table Side First Win of Season
Amateur Football Combination Premier Division: Enfield Old Grammarians 3 Old Meadonians 1
A bad Saturday! Wales win at Twickenham for the first time in twenty years and Old Meadonians give bottom of the table Enfield Old Grammarians their first league win of the season.
The only slight consolation is that the four teams above Meads all dropped points.
Once more it was a question of the inability of the front-runners to take the abundant chances that came their way that was the telling factor.
Even Meads’ single goal came from a mid-fielder as Owen Wolfe latched onto a clever back-heel by Peter Eguae to chip the keeper from twenty yards on the half hour.
The mystery coaches Paul Rumley and Rory Vermeulen, away scouting on Saturday, have to solve is why Meads’ strikers Eguae and Leon Smith have each scored twice in recent representative games and yet are unable to produce at club level.
The opening exchanges of the second half saw more chances going astray for Meads, Enfield taking heart from this to equalise from a break-away with half an hour to go, taking the lead with ten minutes left and rubbing salt in with the last kick of the match.
In a half-hour dressing room talk Paul Rumley gave the team the target of winning seventy percent of the remainder of their matches and insisted that they had the ability to achieve this.
Team: Shannon, Pointer, McCombe, Hugh Jones, Rhone, Wolfe, Lovell, (Palmer), W.Gerrish, Glover, Smith, Eguae.
February 5, 2008