The one’s do stay top but their lead there is cut to 2 points as their away day woes spilled over into a second week. There have been more damaging crashes back down to earth but the black and gold will want to make amends back on home turf against a mysterious Oilers side, the opposition having played only one match so far.
Man of the match: Charles Montagu
Result: 3-1 loss
The two’s went into their AFA cup tie against an organised Minchendenian’s unit hoping to kickstart the season with a cup run after some stuttering form in the league. They started the better but went behind to a decent deep cross being met by a spare man at the far post. OG heads did not drop and they battled away, winning the ball back high up the pitch on countless occasions. The Old Minch would have seen Dan Emmerson’s sweaty complexion on the backs of their eyelids as they went to sleep on Saturday night after a first-half, 30 minute bombardment unleashed by the Centre Midfielder, and his exertions were rewarded when a long range effort trickled into the bottom corner levelling the scores. Next, a heat-seeking missile from the arm of Matt Rosson found the hottest feet in Enfield, Adam Tripp took it from there, dancing through the startled opposition defenders before netting to make it 2-1 before the half. The only downside was Dave Gywn’s Hamstring snapping leaving the defender writhing on the floor and ending his afternoon, even this allowed Jamie Harney to come into the base of our midfield and further improve our superiority.
The second half continued with much of the same and the next round of the cup felt like it was already secured for the Black and Gold but a scrappy equaliser threw this into doubt. A lovely flowing team move across the field allowed Tommy Fish to break past his man on the wing. The Fish supplied Dan Atherton with a reward for a feverish performance which set the tone for the 10 players behind the striker, a simple finish and the lead was regained. The OG’s held on as the opposition resorted to playing a 2-2-4 towards the end but a resolute defence held strong. Who fancies a cup run?
Man of the Match: Dan Atherton
Result: 3-2 win
Good start with Ben Owen and Chris O’Callaghan linking up well. The opening goal coming from some good link up play again from the forward line, Ben Owen rounding the keeper almost on the byline - to the delight of 20 kids who had just finished their game.
Our forward line continued to create chances, with the referee ruling out two marginal goals from Chris O’c.
A string of second half injuries to the opposition stunted the flow of the game and eventually an ambulance was called to tend to the opposition who were dropping with alarming regularity.
The game petered out to a draw. Harvey did not score.
Man of the Match: London Ambulance Service
Result: 2-2 draw
Thursday 10th October
@Whittington Park fault.asks.lobby
Saturday 12th October
Home to NUFC Oilers
Away to Old Minchendenians (AFA Cup)