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EWFL 65 At Harlow

EWFL 65 At Harlow

By Terry Buck
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EWFL 65 At Harlow


ESSEX WALKING FOOTBALL – OVER 65s

FIFTH ROUND – WALKING FOOTBALL OVER 65 LEAGUE (NORTH)

HELD AT CHELMSFORD – 5th SEPTEMBER 2019

The CCWFC (Blues) v Harwich Hornets

Colin Haydon (Captain)
Gary ‘Smudger’ Smith (GK)
Jim Prophet
Chris Jullings
Terry Buck
Tony Escott
George Keogh
Mick Andrews

Blues, as usual, slow off the mark, but no clear advantage shown by Harwich. The first attempt on goal fell to Colin whose customary fiercely struck shot was deflected wide for a corner. Blues were awarded a free kick, the ball laid back to Jim whose shot attempt was slightly wide of the goal. The Blues have woken up now and another shot from Terry deflected for another corner. Harwich at last attempted a shot on The Blues goal but it was comfortably turned around Smudge’s left hand post for a corner. Terry up again for The Blues firing slightly wide after a great through ball from Chris.
GOAL – Colin gets his reward, striking the ball low and past The Hornets keeper after great build up and through ball from Chris.
GOAL – Chris’s turn now. Down the right hand side after a pass from Jim, hammers the low ball past the Hornets keeper’s left hand.
A slight controversy as The Hornets pull one back. George passes back to Smudge but the under struck pass was comfortably intercepted by The Hornets and the ball was put into The Blues goal. It was felt that the ball was struck from just inside The Blues penalty area and therefore ought not to have been allowed.

HALF TIME: BLUES 2 : 1 HARWICH HORNETS

Having received two warnings in the first half and to avoid a possible ‘Blue Card’ Chris made way for the returning Mick Andrews. It wasn’t long before Mick left his mark on the game now being easily controlled by The Blues.
GOAL - Terry, switching the ball from the right to left of the pitch found Mick clear in space on the left side of the Hornet’s area and he struck a sweet shot low to the Keeper’s right.
GOAL – Possibly the best goal of the game from Terry. Controlling a pass from Chris, his first shot was very well saved by the Hornet’s keeper but the rebound fell back to Terry who controlled it and placed the rebound low to the keeper’s right who had no chance. Next up to have another crack at goal was Jim. Receiving a pass from Chris, his shot was saved by the keeper.
Smudge after a quiet second half was called into action with a minute of play left making a great save to his left to deny The Hornets. The final minute saw some intricate passing by The Blues resulting in a shot from Mick, but sadly wide.

FINAL SCORE: BLUES 4 : 1 HARWICH HORNETS

A good all round dominating performance by The Blues

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ESSEX WALKING FOOTBALL – OVER 65s

FIFTH ROUND – WALKING FOOTBALL OVER 65 LEAGUE (NORTH)

HELD AT CHELMSFORD – 5th SEPTEMBER 2019

The CCWFC (Blues) v Little Oakley

Colin Haydon (Captain)
Gary ‘Smudger’ Smith (GK)
Jim Prophet
Chris Jullings
Terry Buck
Tony Escott
George Keogh
Mick Andrews

This was always going to be a decisive game. Little Oakley had already secured the winners position in the North league, and The Blues determined to grab runners up on goal difference.

Blues were ‘up for it’ with Colin striving as usual for goals and getting the first at visitors goal but saved by the keeper. Terry now blasts high after another through ball from Chris.
Little Oakley begin to apply some pressure but to no avail, being well contained and defended by The Blues defence.
Chris again to Terry whose low shot was well saved by The Visitors keeper.
Little Oakley definitely having their own way, with some minor bickering in the ranks. Slack defending and a great shot from Jim on the right hand side slammed off the ‘wrong side’ of the beaten keeper’s left hand post denying Jim a rare but deserved goal. The lad has his shooting boots on today and not trying to take out any low flying aircraft… next up Colin with his shot deflected for a corner.

HALF TIME: BLUES 0 : 0 LITTLE OAKLEY

Blues ate dominating this game with Smudge in the The Blues goal untroubled. First shot of the half by the irrepressible Colin whose low shot well saved again by the keeper. Next, possibly the hardest shot that many of us have seen, Colin gets hold of the ball and sends the ball smashing into the top of the visitors crossbar, physically lifting the goal off the turf. If the keeper had got in the way of it he would have woken up when West Ham United are crowned Premier league winners! Smudge at last called into action touching a little Oakley attempt over the crossbar.

FINAL SCORE: BLUES 0 : 0 LITTLE OAKLEY

Taking nothing away from the Blues performance. The whole team played well and were unlucky not to be victorious. Little Oakley perhaps had the foot off the gas after already securing the North Championship, but a great all round performance.

Geoff Stockley

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Well so close yet so far....... the o65’ Blues played our last round of league games today. We needed to win both our games and hope the Pirates dropped points. We won our first game 4-1 , the Pirates drew 0-0. All on the last games , the Pirates drew again, we just needed to beat Little Oakley. After hitting the bar and then the post three times we had a late effort just go wide. Final result 0-0.
We and Pirates both had 24 points, but they had a slightly better goal difference .
We are now playing in the second tier of the play off’ for 5th place. So close to getting to the Tier 1 play offs and a chance at champions.
Well done everyone today and thank you to Geoff for being our roving reporter and Bob doing some videoing.
We do however have the WFU National Cup finals to look forward to?
— at Harlow Town FC
Chris Jullings

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Match details

Match date

Thu 05, Sep 2019

Kickoff

11:00

Meet time

10:30

Instructions

This is the 5th round of the 65 League at Harlow.
We only had 9 players available, so we are just entering 1 team this match. All players available have been selected.
Blues will play 2 league matches and 2 friendly.
League matches are against Little Oakley and Harwich Hornets.