Meads dominate Old Boys clashes
Wins for local football team against Latymer and Queen Mary
London Old Boys Cup
Old Meadonians 8 Queen Mary Old Boys 0
Old Meadonians sailed through to the second round of the London Old Boys Cup showing what a gulf two divisions can be by administering a thrashing to a poor Queen Mary Old Boy side at Riverside Lands on Saturday.
Meads were in front after just five minutes when Steve Kearney took a through ball from Kevin Quinn and lobbed the keeper from twenty yards, but it was one way traffic as the callow visitors had no answer to a constant supply of crosses from skipper Jack Costello, making his first start of the season. Before half time Colin Hawkins had shared with Quinn four more and the rout was completed in the second period by Henry Turner, Dan Salanson, from the spot and a self inflicted eighth.
Team: Sayers, Salanson, McGuinness, Jordan, Cope, Glover, Quinn, (Smith), Kearney, (Bowring), Costello, (Jacobs), Hawkins, Turner
Amateur Football Combination
Old Meadonians 3 Latymer Old Boys 1
Still lacking four key players from their squad, Old Meadonians ground out an uninspired three points against visitors who showed superior match fitness and kept their hosts penned in their own area for long periods. The difference between the two sides was the pace with which Meads switched from deep defence to outright attack, often leaving gaps in mid-field. Colin Hawkins got the first on five minutes when Ed glover harried the ball loose on the edge of the area. Fifteen minutes later, following a purple patch John Pointon scored another opportunist goal from fifteen yards.
The second half saw Meads under the cosh for much of the time but once more they struck on the break for Hawkins to outpace the defence on the right and give Rupert Cope an easy tap in. Latymer got a deserved consolation with ten to go.
Team: Sayers, Jordan, McGuinness, Cope, Pointon, (Jacobs), Quinn, Glover, Hawkins, Turner, (Bowring)
October 6, 2004