Meads Assert Themselves

A.F.A. Senior Cup Old Meadonians 3 Nottsborough 0


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Old Meadonians

A quirk of fate brought Nottsborough, the team Old Meadonians beat in the final to carry off last season’s A.F.A. Senior Cup, to Riverside Lands for the first round of this season’s cup.

These graduates of Nottingham and Loughborough Universities are lying a handy third in the top division of the prestigious Southern Amateur League. They play an academic brand of football befitting their origins but on Saturday this was no match for the pragmatic approach of their hosts who spent the first half of this game drawing their sting before pouncing venomously in the second to put the result beyond doubt in a purple patch of fifteen minutes.

The return of striker Colin Hawkins from suspension and the continuing form of co-striker Henry Turner more than made up for the absence of Ed Glover, out till January with torn ankle ligaments.

In the third minute Hawkins skimmed the cross bar with a fierce drive from twenty yards and for the rest of the match he and Turner were to torment the visitors with the strength off their running. Ten minutes into the second half skipper Jack Costello beat the goalie to a fifty fifty through ball for the first.

Five minutes later an electric burst across the area saw Turner repeating the dose for the second and finally Hawkins capped his non-stop display to get a deserved third.

Team: Williamson, Butler, Hanley, Salanson, Costello, Kearney, (Pointon), Quinn, Rhone, Turner, Hawkins, (Cope).

November 17, 2004