Old Etonians Receive Sound Trashing
Greenland Cup - Old Etonians 0 Old Meadonians 9
Old Etonians came to this Amateur Football Alliance Champions Cup by virtue of doing the double of winning both the premier division of the Public Schools’ Arthurian League and the Arthur Dunn Cup to face their equivalent from the Amateur Football Combination, Old Meadonians, league champions and winners of the Amateur Football Alliance Senior Cup.
Here the similarity ended, for even on their own hallowed turf at ‘Dutchmans’ the hosts were no match for visitors fielding just six of last season’s squad, giving trials to three new signings and blooding three under eighteens and were ruthlessly put to the sword, conceding only two less than their total against in the league last season.
Goals came at regular intervals throughout, the first when Jimmy Zang headed in Jack Costello’s corner at the far post. Goalie Kris Sayers punted over the defence for Colin Hawkins to head over the advancing keeper for the second and Dwayne Rhone crossed for Ed Glover to side foot the third.
The tally was five by halftime as Sam O’Brien laid the ball back for Costello to hit the roof of the net and Costello took a return pass from his corner to swerve the ball into the far corner. Scoring continued apace for the duration with Glover speeding from halfway and feeding Albert Adomah who rounded the keeper. Glover then repeated the exercise to give O’Brien a tap in.
Next debutant Arian Malekina was upended in the box and took his reward from the spot but the ninth was the best as Glover dummied a high clearance from Rhone over his head and his volleyed cross was calmly planted into the net by Adomah.
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September 7, 2005