Old Meads Leap Back To The Top Of The Table
Amateur Football Combination Premier Division: Old Dorkinians 1 Old Meadonians 3
Once more the plan was for this to be a purposeful, restrained and merciful dispatch of Old Dorkinians who are holding on just above the dropping zone on goal difference. However, after Meads steadily built up pressure, twenty minutes on a burst of brilliance ignited by right back Joe Harrison set Nick Wilson free to skin his marker and pull back a low cross for the swooping Ed Glover to beat his man to the ball with a death defying dive and leave the hapless keeper clutching at ‘pleine air’.
Unfortunately this all happened so quickly that Meads went
into a trance inducing the usual freeze frame which at best involves harmless
admiration of the efforts of colleagues trying to extricate themselves
from sticky situations and at worst means defenders having little choice
other than to hump the ball up field and hopefully out of danger. Inevitably,
this time sod’s law saw to it that the net result was the laying down
of a pristine red carpet for a nippy wingman to scamper down and appreciatively
blot the innocent Joe Beharrie’s copy book. Having come round, Meads were
saved by another regular occurrence: Yet another jinking Ryan Bright run
was illegally terminated in the area and Stuart Holt administered the
antidote to restore superiority.
From this moment the hosts came quietly and the visitors even had the unnecessary luxury of snubbing a further penalty chance as, once more, Bright’s enforced summersault yielded a hat-trick chance, only for Holt to signal his intentions too clearly and the keeper to save. The closing fifteen minutes brought a cameo return for livewire front man Craig Jones, back and raring to go after a two month lay off for injury. The MoM award went to Ryan Bright with semi-sober celebrations as the squad focussed on next week’s top of the table shoot-out with Old Hamptonians.
December 15, 2017