Week 11 - Wednesday 22nd March

PICK AND MIX UP

We feared the worse for the conditions this evening as it had rained all day, proper big rain. As if by magic the Thunder Gods stopped the deluge at 7. 00pm as if not wanting to soak the Walton Wednesday players.

Jonnie made a welcome return as did Gazza after his three week Manchester Citython. With players rolling up at different times past seven the match was already underway and this meant a total miss match of teams as vets were added as they arrived.

TEAMS:
BIBS - ANDY, JAMES, CHRIS B, GARNO, ASHEY, CHRISTIAN
SHIRTS - SIMON, JONNIE, D’LOW, GAZZA, STEF, BEATTS

It was clear when the game finally got going it was totally lob sided. The Shirts crashed into an 8-1 lead. Jonnie, Beatts and Simon scoring at will and passing the ball about like a training session. James did rally the troops, he and Christian pulled a couple of goals back and Ashey slotted one in from a Garno pull back. Those were the too few highlights for the blown away Bibs.

Stef continued his goal scoring for the shirts as did Gaz and D’Low. Chris B defended brilliantly at times and Andy kept the score down best he could with save after save in the Bibs goal.

It became something of a rout towards the end. Simon finished off a hat trick or more of quite wonderful long range goals. Jonnie smashed home in similar fashion supporting the rest of his team to do more and more damage. Every bounce and bobble went against the Bibs this evening as they ended up on the end of a thrashing.

FINAL SCORE - SHIRTS 17 –BIBS 7

COMEDY MOMENTS
Most of the Shirts shooting. Also Beatts picking this week’s teams… that has to be a Joke.

MAN OF THE MATCH
Jonnie … Absolutely awesome…… A joy to behold.

Week 10 - Wednesday 15th March

SIMON'S SIZZLING SEVEN

Great turn out this evening considering that a few regular vets preferred to watch the Light Blues. All prepped for 6 a side but Ted had forgotten he was playing, so we played 5 on 6 which turned out to be a classic. The first match of the season in Wednesday Colours for James Stamback after turning out for Scolmore last week.

TEAMS:
BIBS - BEATTS, STEF, CHRIS B, JAKE & AILES
SHIRTS - D’LOW, SIMON, JAMES, GARNO, JAMES “S “ & ANDY

The Bibs set off great guns. Ailes was supposed to be struggling with a bug, but linking up with Jake this was one of his best games of the season shooting his team into the lead. Beatts and Stef also got on the score sheet and Chris B got two memorable low drives past Andy.

The only player who could hit the net for the Shirts was Simon, he cancelled out the first half dozen Bibs goals with his first six shots levelling the tie at 6-6. James finally managed to find the net with Garno and James “S” slotting home as the Shirts gained a bit of breathing room.

However Jake and Ailes were really up for it, both back on the score sheet within minutes after some intricate passing. Stef and Beatts also scored again as the match moved into a 11-11 tie breaker.

D’Low had a strange old night, nothing he did seemed to go right, shooting wide or foiled by the post or Goalkeeper. Andy saved at one end, Beatts saved at the other, time was almost up and the next goal would be the winner. Eventually after a goal mouth scramble that man Simon popped in his seventh of the night. The Bibs can count themselves really unlucky as all five players were brilliant.

FINAL SCORE - BIBS 11 - SHIRTS 12

COMEDY MOMENTS
Some way wood passing, ridiculous shooting and goalkeeping gaffs all courtesy of the Shirts.

MAN OF THE MATCH
This should really go to all the Bibs, but for his first 6 shots finding the net, Simon takes the award. As the song goes “ I broke the Law and the Law won. ”

Week 9 - Wednesday 8th March

ELEX MANCHESTER 2017

Now in its 5th year our brave Scolmore amateurs took on the experienced veterans of Walton Wednesday FC. Debuts in this fixture for Andy Creech of Bowden Cables and James Stamback, both turning out for Scolmore. Unfortunately the curse of the outdoor pitch struck again. This year’s casualty Kevin Beech stretching his aging knee’s too far in the warm up forcing him to retire before kicking a ball. This increased the attendance to Three as Kev reluctantly joined Mike Fiest and Mark Waddington in the directors box.

TEAMS:
SCOLMORE - LEE TAYLOR. STEPHEN MARLEY, ANDY CREECH, CHRIS BOWDEN, PAUL GARNER & JAMES STAMBACK.
WALTON WEDNESDAY - BEATTS, SIMON, D’LOW, JAMES & STEF.

The extra man advantage for the visitors and the superb goal keeping from Andy Creech had the first 20 minutes locked at 2-2. Simon and Beatts scoring for Walton with lee Taylor and James Stamback replying for Scolmore. Stephen Marley was getting suck in and had many a crunching tackle to deal with. Scolmore were unlucky not to take the lead, as they pressed the opposition goal. Predictably Beatts organised his troops and Walton eventually got into their familiar quick passing game stretching ahead 4-2 with D’low and James firing past the out stretch Andy Creech. Not to be out done Chris Bowden slotted home a long drive to keep Scolmore in the game. Not being accustomed to this frantic hour of full on football old legs eventually began to tire and the Scolmore Boys stood off the opposition and tried to break out of defence if and when they got the chance.

This tactic played into Walton Wednesdays hands, Simon crashed in a top corner long ranger, and not to be out done James repeated the technique with thunderous shot into the same place. Poor old Any Creech was trapped in a coconut shy. In between this onslaught Paul Garner conspired to hit the post four times from all angles, getting some rough treatment along the way from his usual Wednesday team mates. Now in control Walton pulled further ahead, Stef cracking one home with Simon completing his hat trick. Lee Taylor and James Stamback got consolations for Scolmore and if the finishing had been better on the night the score line may have been closer. Before the end there was time for a couple of lung busting runs emptying the fuel tanks of every player. Stef had the last word, his close range shot saved by Andy Creech only to bounce back and bobble agonisingly over the line. That was that. Once again a most sporting and enjoyable nights football. We will be back for more next year.

FINAL SCORE - WALTON WEDNESDAY 11 - SCOLMORE 5.

COMEDY MOMENTS
Mike Fiest while taking some action shots with the camera pitch side, took a Chris Bowden clearance straight in the groin. He quickly returned to the safety of the outer cage.

Poor old Kev Beech really looking forward to the game, but Mother Nature and Father time had other plans for him tonight. ( Always next year mate ).

MAN OF THE MATCH
Has to be Andy Creech the Scolmore Goal Keeper, however he was only kept so busy by the fine shooting of Simon Law. So both can share the imaginary Champagne…. . enjoy.

Week 8 - Wednesday 1st March

GREAT EFFORT BY THE EIGHT

Due to Manchester City’s re scheduled FA Cup replay against Huddersfield and a couple of late drop outs due to illness. Only 8 of the Walton Wednesday squad turned out this evening. This makes for a fast and furious work out and both teams gave it a real go for the hour.

TEAMS
BIBS - GARNO, JAKE, STEF & CHRISTIAN
SHIRTS
- BEATTS, SIMON, JAMES & AILES

Loads of one, two’s, flowing football and gut busting runs. All eight players got on the score sheet with some cracking goals amongst them.

Simon enjoyed the freedom and shot home a bag full, James also upped his tally for the season, with a special curler. Beatts slotted in a few and Ailes dodging and weaving finally found the net. Jake also showed his class with some jinking runs to hit the onion bag. Christian whacked in plenty from the left wing and even old vet Garno helped himself to a hand full. Stef as ever got his trademark boomer. Great effort by the lads and when the whistle blew we knew we had had a tough workout.

FINAL SCORE - SHIRTS 20 - BIBS 17.

Comedy Moments
Christian, did a D’Low and fired a stray ball over the fence. Having to retrieve from the jungle.

Man of the Match
Simon Law takes this week’s accolade, fine performance with plenty of goals.

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