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.
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
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.
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.
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
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. ”
ELEX MANCHESTER 2017
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.
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.
Christian, did a D’Low and fired a stray ball over the fence. Having to retrieve from the jungle.