SAM THE MAN
By Bob Lovatt
10 man Hemel are the true warriors.
(Inset) WFC. Waiting on picture
What an action packed game this turned out to be, With the blues down to 10 men because of the injured BRIAN and the departure of RYAN who has signed for Hemel Aces. KANE and CORY no-wh_ere to be seen and the absence of SAM WESTON left us to field our bare 10. I would rather play with 10 than to have to worry about players who don't give a damn about there mates on the pitch. Maybe I can understand mine and Darren's frustration when we do not get a call .
This morning my boy's had to work so hard to get this result against lowly Chorleywood. So let's forget about parents forking out a lot of money only to see their son stay in bed. I'm angry. If boy's don't want to play then take your money back. There are boy's out their who can't get a match. RYAN should have played his last game today for us today as he can't play for aces yet. Tells you all.
We are away to the Aces in two weeks with a 10 am K,0. Looking forward to it.
So back to today.
My ten proud boy's take to the field. So a special thanks to them all.
DREW, PIUCH, DALEY, UMAH, EREN. BILLY, SAM-E, SAM-W, OHEN'E, MITCH and my subs- Micky Mouse. Dumbo. Donald Duck, Spider Man and Batman.
We get going at 11.45 and are soon on the attack. MITCH gets straight into the action with a great cross into the area where OHEN'E is unlucky not to knock in, the lose ball cleared, but only as far as EREN who beats his man, switches direction to set up SAM-E who mis controls and allows the defender to clear. This time the clearance finds there striker who runs in on goal only to be caught offside.
DREW takes the free kick and finds TOM who cleverly turns his man and plays a great forward ball to MITCH. He in turn cuts into the box and tries his luck on goal but his shot is charged down. A poor clearance this time finds OHENE who puts in SAM-E, he fluffs his shot but falls back to MITCH to blast in past the keeper. So 1-0 to the ten men and thoroughly deserved with 5 minutes on the clock.
A few anxious moments up the other end, but coming to nothing.
Chorleywood however do pull a goal back due to some disappointing marking to bring the score level, but were not finished. A thunderbolt from EREN from well outside the box almost breaks the bar and cannons down an back into play. A goal. No goal line technology in this part of Herts.
With the Blues fighting for every ball we go 2-1 down on the half hour when a silly throw-in was thrown into the middle of the park and straight to the opposition. Guess what ? The midfielder say's thank you puts his forward away a thank you very much.
DALEY found himself in the area on our next attack when a looping cross from TOM finds our big defender, but just powerfully heads over the bar. It was then PIUCH who saves us going in at half time 3-1 down with a great interception to stop a cross into the box. A save from DREW who puts out for a corner and that's it .
A really strong 1st half performance. Player of the first 40 mins was DALEY, but all our boy's doing well.
HALF TIME; No changes as Batman saw a torch light and Spiderman had a text from Lois Lane. Micky Dumbo and Donald all went to the cafe for lunch. Some subs they are eah.
So, what was said at half time.? Not much really, but two players who had to step it up for the team was OHENE and TOM-E.
Second half gets underway and we catch Chorleywood out on the break, but some great goal keeping from George prevents us getting back all square. I don't know if what I said to SAM-E at half time had any impact on the other players listening, but it certainly worked for him. He blasted us back into the game. A great goal of sheer power leaves the Chorleywood keeper on his backside as he fires us level.
So 2-2 and the ten men from Hemel rocking. A few scary moments on our goal mouth occurred but with our defence in such great form it would take a battering ram to break them down.
IT's that man again. SAM the tank. Beats 2 defenders on the edge of the area with his power. And with the keeper out and homing in on him fires a shot into the net from 15 yards out. A truly class goal. Competition time BRIAN, ?
3-2 up with 8 minutes remaining, Breathtaking stuff.
BUT THEN. OH NO. A shot comes in harmlessly to our keeper which he fails to gather. It spins from his gloves and behind him. Is it over the line ? He grabs it at the second attempt and calmly runs to his area to release a huge kick. NO GOAL.
BUT THEN. OH NO. A harmless cross comes into our own box and the outstanding PIUCH clears the danger. ( The wrong way ). The ball ricochet off his boot and into the net. 3.3 Poor guy.
So what a game of football. Great credit to Chorleywood in giving us a great game of entertaining football. A few heart attacks, but in all a fair result away from home with the battling 10.
Credit where credit is due.
Very pleasing to the spectator.
FINAL SCORE : CHORLEYWOOD 3 HEMEL BLUES 3
M.O.M. SAM ELVERY. 2 goals and a hard working display in second half.
Report by Bob ( daley male )
NO GAME THIS COMING WEEK AND NO TRAINING.