AFC Premier Division: Old Meadonians 2 Old Suttonians 1
If you think that this was another three easy points garnered by Old Meadonians in a straight-forward manner, think again. Struggling Old Suttonians, dangling one place above the relegation zone with one win and one draw from six games this season were visitors Riverside Lands on Saturday. Meads will be happy to take a deserved three points from a game in which they weren’t at their best but nonetheless were still able to limit the visitors to one goal taken totally against the tide and as a result of a normally incredibly reliable individual player who will not repeat his mistake in a month of Sundays. Meads took the lead on ten minutes with a shimmering four man move. Left back Joe Harrison found Nick Wilson on the right and his instant transfer to Ed Glover was flicked over the centre back’s head to the speeding Craig Jones who dinked the ball over the keeper. Immediately Wilson was on the rampage, boring in from the right and just missing the far post with a cross shot. Ten minutes later he repeated the move but this time beat the keeper on his near post. At this point the team most likely to score the next goal was undoubtedly the hosts. However, the game was about to be dramatically diverted from its natural course: the ball was lost in Sutts’ half and fed up to the edge of Meads’ penalty area. Even then centre back Will Gerrish had things under control but his pass back to keeper Garry Robinson lacked pace, was intercepted and slotted past the stranded Meads’ goalie.
November 9, 2016