Result: Lost 0-7
Our Hero’s travelled to Heathrow on a water soaked, congested M25 with a depleted 10 man squad, our missing Hero “Gilly” withdrawing as limited to 15 yard runs, which the majority of the team considered this to be 10 yards more than normalJ.
The two teams lined up, linking arms, respecting the minute’s silence, to remember and show their respect for the fallen.
So a respectful Home Guard theme to this week’s ditty of which David Croft (Yes I have researched this) would be proud. Our heroes took to the field with No1 dress kit and bulled boots, unfortunately Indian Gym failed to be impressed, with their “guest” centre forward wobbling through our lines, scoring 3 before leaving the game after 15 mins to join his 1st team warm up. ……Chelmsford sharpened up on their defending and were unfortunate to have a goal disallowed before conceding from another from numerous short corners.
Half time and a chance for Skipper “Mainwaring” Seager to inspire the troops, “don’t panic, don’t panic,” and Kimmy “Wilson” chipping in with orders of keep the ball short, support the play and work for each other when on the ball.
Chelmsford battled though the second half with Kimmy “Wilson” orchestrating the best of our play from the midfield, supported by Billy “Jones’y” Wiz, earning a mention in despatches for this work rate, mumbling about Fuzzzy Wuzzies or some such, no one taking much notice. The second half developed into end to end play with Chelmsford pressing the opposition’s goal. “Frazer” DeMello coming close on a number of occasions, only to be thwarted by the Indian Gym GK’s pads.
Indian Gyms 1st touch, control and short passing games was too much to contain, resulting in our Hero’s conceding a further 3 goals.
The game finished with our Goal keeper “Pike” grumbling about only touching the ball once in the whole game, Mainwaring suggesting another 7 touches may have kept us in it J
So our heroes left for Walming ton- On- Sea having fully enjoyed the game and bellies full of red hot curry and Tusker larger. Our Quarry next week Dulwich, where we need to step up as a team and show our “True Grit”….