Third Emphatic Win On The Trot For Old Meads
London Old Boys Senior Cup - Old Meadonians 3 Parkfield 0
A third emphatic win on the trot took Old Meadonians into the quarter finals of the London Old Boys senior cup at the expense of fellow premiership side Parkfield at Riverside Lands on Saturday.
Parks are just below mid-table but, although they proved to be better than their league position might suggest, in one of their best performances of the season, Meads shut them out of the game to such an extent that keeper Gary Robinson had just one notable save to make during the whole match. Not so the visitors’ goalie, Matt Hodson, who, before half-time, had been called on to make what Meads’ coach Paul Rumley termed three of the best saves he’s seen, one to finger tip over a Jack Costello freekick bound for the top corner, another, an acrobatic mid-air cork-screw to thwart Andy Thompson’s charge and ten yard header, as well as beating the flying Peter Eguae to the trigger in an one on one.
Meads were not to be denied however, as, on twenty five minutes, full back Nick Jones broke up an attack on the right and fed Will Gerrish. Gerrish’s instant cross-field pass to the left gave left-back Dwayne Rhone the perfect angle thirty yards out to put Eguae in on the keeper to slot home. The second half saw more of the same total football with the hosts topping up the score book with two tap-ins that underlined the pace of their attacks.
On the hour Meads broke up another attack on the right and the ball was rapidly fed on to Thompson who fed Colin Hawkins from the goal line for number two. With ten minutes to go another triangular move involving Nick Jones and Gerrish left Costello free to pull the ball back for Thompson’s just reward. With the whole team excelling concertedly the management gave the MoM award to the back four and Gary Robinson jointly.
Team: Robinson, N. Jones, McCombe, Pointer, Rhone, Costello, Gerrish, Thompson, (Granville), Quinn, (Grahame), Hawkins, (A. Jones), Eguae.
January 25, 2011