M5s streak ahead

December 4, 2019

Mighty M5s have continued their unbeaten run to six games with a win against Chiswick 5s.

“We dominated most of the game creating a lot of chances with the pressure finally bringing a goal from Paddy Conboy,” said GK John Dann. “A stern half-time team talk took us into the second half with plenty more chances not converted, but paddy once again found the goal to take us into a comfortable 2-0 lead.” A touch of complacency allowed Chiswick to slip in a goal just two minutes from full time but the result still lifts the 5s to second in the league with the best defensive record.

In East League division 6 SW Tankards A ran out 4-2 winners at home against Potters Bar 3s.

Tankards had a lot of early pressure and eventually converted with a tidy one-two between captain Will Hargrove and Harry Grinham. Pressure continued to build before Harry’s father Matt Grinham carried the ball D to score a goal-of-the-season contender into the roof of the net from the most acute of angles.

Although it was 2-0 at the break PB pulled it back to 2-1 soon after the restart. Captain Hargrove extended the lead from the aftermath of a PC and Harry Grinham equalled his father’s tally to bring the score to 4-1. “We should have just carried on but the opposition bounced back, to their credit, with a score from a PC,” said Hargrove. “We pushed for a 5th but to no result. Harry Grinham – was a very worthy man of the match.”

Meanwhile the 3As had a tougher day against a robust Cheshunt 2s. Right side dominance from James Atkinson and from Alessandro Onano resulted in several crosses being shelled into the D but alas 3As were unable to get on the end of any and convert.

Cheshunt were limited to only a handful of excursions into Southgate’s D where GK and man-of-the-match Veysel Demir was called on several times to ensure the first half ended 0-0.

The second half saw the Hertfordshire team begin to get more of a grip. Their power hitting from the back and strong midfield running eventually paid off when a ball was slapped hungrily home by a Cheshunt forward perched on the Southgate post. The away side managed to ride out the remaining time and the game finished with a 1-0 loss for 3As.

Tankards Y and Z battled it out in the first game of a frosty Saturday morning with Y emerging 6-2 victors in this league fixture.

They went into the break 4-0 up but Z stepped up in the second half so that it finished 2-2. Usually in goal, Quentin Wedmore scored four in his foray outfield and shared man-of-the match honours for Y with Jez Lavy with Howie Wilson picking up the accolade for Z.

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