Amateur Football Alliance Senior Cup
Old Stationers 0 Old Meadonians 2
However, the hosts were not the feistiest of banner bearers for the vaunted Southern Amateur League, finding their duties over onerous and the visitors’ defence not very accommodating even though Meads’ attack deigned to score more than just one in each half, hitting the post twice and having three cleared off the line before the interval and causing two to be cleared off the line in the second half.
In fact, with their back five (including keeper Gary Robinson) impervious to anything their hosts could throw at them and their mid-fielders and front runners breaking at the drop of a hat, even lying back in the second half, Meads had too much on offer to be troubled by supine opposition.
Craig Jones took the headlines by notching both Meads’ goals, the first on the half hour, stepping inside two tackles to score from the edge of the area and escaping in the last five for a one on one with the keeper. Unfortunately this usual scion of good behaviour, who also sets his playing standards high, got embroiled in a shouting match, expressed his frustration in terms which the referee could not ignore and he was ordered off with a member of the home team.
Meads’ managers named their back five, Robinson, Jordan Mace, Adam Goode, Ali McCombe and Kevin Quinn joint MoM.