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Man of the match

Jimmy Wood

Greased lightning, sprinting for the first goal.

Lemon of the match

Jimmy Wood

Greased lightning, slipping over and into the fence.

Lightning and Handbags

Oli Anderson

Congrats to the South 4th team on our three-one win over the Ely 2nd team - a well deserved win, we kept battling all the way to the end, great team effort. Our Man of the Match was Jimmy, who thoroughly deserved it after an amazing run down the line and acute finish from the byline, followed with a well-rehearsed celebration by slipping to the ground.

Ely then started to apply pressure, which rewarded them with a goal, but if anything this woke the visiting team. Cambridge South got a short corner towards the end of the second half which was fired home by Dave Monck, our star man for short corners (one goal every three shorts). Dave then cleared a short corner off the line at the other end with his cat-like reflexes: well done, Monkosaurus!

With a pumping team talk from the big man, Jan, himself and our goal king, Rob Barton (Rob is number 1!), the second half was more of the same from South with Jimmy slotting home a well worked goal, this time managing to stay on his feet for his moment of glory. Great work, Jimmy!

On another day we could have been punished as the team felt like the game was in the bag. Ely started to apply more pressure which only brought the best out of George Toynton with a couple of Buffon-like saves.

After this the game became more like an ice hockey match, with the conditions worsening and players slipping left, right and centre. An honourable mention to myself, who managed to slip over on the ball with no-one around, only to have the ball played off my elbow by a very comforting defender who was sporting a homemade cap.

With the game in the bag the opposition were getting more frustrated, with one player receiving a green card for a swung stick.

Other honourable mentions for Man of the Match candidates…

Honourable mentions for Lemon of the Match candidates…

Great win today, lads. We go again!


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