Vernon and Hartley definitely helped the attacking options of the team. I lost count of how many step overs Hartley did in one silky move. Scott’s new boots definitely helped him as he drifted past players like a ‘Baines Messi.’ West was the stalwart defender this week who was fully committed in every tackle. But the moment of the game was when Patel scored after picking the pocket of junior McGrath and smashing it into the corner…A scene which will remain long in the memory of the barmy crowd!
Team captain Patel now has a selection dilemma. Just how will he keep everyone happy as Metcalfe, Worth, Hobbs and Harte should be available for selection next week. Thankfully for the staff ‘Golden Gloves’ Harte is still in no danger of moving to Italian waters just as yet as he seems committed as ever and in top form. Five years of the gloves being hung up in the garage made no difference to his man of the match performance in game 1.
Roll on Monday!
Football Correspondents – Mr M McGrath/Mr I Patel