Result: Loss 0-1
Our heroes (Chelmsford Supervets) travelled to North London for the away leg of our fixture with Bromley and Beckenham. Our intrepid bands numbers befitted from the cancelling of the Evergreens home fixture resulting in Chelmsford taking the field with a full complement of players and a bench packed with experience and well ….. experience. Early indicators were good with spells of position, resulting in opportunities being created in our opponents D. Ball speed was good and passing accurate. Failure to recognise continued stick tackling was frustrating our midfield and resulted in our first card of the game. B&B capitalised with a bobbled goal, much to the frustration of our Irish international GK and right back Alistair. At this point the bench was exercised with Veteran Gilly and legend Kim Hansen returning after a hip operation, an example to us all of what can be achieved with massive commitment and superglue. This introduction of “Fresh Legs” stabilized the game up to the half time point.
After an inspirational team talk from our Skipper (“come on fellas run faster”) we took to the field suitably inspired. The second half was equally competitive, again without any check of the continued stick tackling, resulting in another card for Wiz. To complete the hat trick of cards our bench talked themselves into a second yellow card, which reduced us to a side of 10, once more. B&B created a number of goal scoring chances thwarted by our athletic Irish international mentioned previously.
We were awarded a short corner late in the game and did press when at full strength, again Mr Hansen demonstrating what can be achieved with modern medicine and pain killers. Overall a very competitive and enjoyable game, B&B hosting us after the game with a hot tea and beer.