Mead's Performance Epitomises Season Which Never Quite Got Off Ground

Amateur Football Combination Premier Division - Honourable Artillery Company 2 Old Meadonians 1

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Saturday’s match at the other Grove Park (London SE) saw Old Meadonians at a low ebb, with an air of ‘fin de siecle’ about a performance which epitomised a season which had never quite got off the ground and now threatened to go out like a damp squib despite Meads still having the slimmest of outside chances to take the league.

It would be tempting to think that this was a marginal win for H.A.C. where the home side had just edged things. However, the reality was that the visitors, after a bright start in which they spurned three clear chances in a bright twenty minute opening spell, faded badly to go two down by half time and from then on chanced their luck with an apathetic display which invited the hosts to double their tally.

That H.A.C. chose not to take advantage was up to them as they were given every opportunity with free run of the centre of the park and only some dogged defence by Meads back three kept them out. Meads’ solitary reply came from Ed Glover’s spot kick with twenty minutes left after a hand intervened in the box.

Team: Greening, Pointer, Palmer, Thompson, Glover, (Kenny), Gerrish, Costello, Eguae, A. Jones, A. Smith.

April 21, 2010