Another fantastic goal to bring up the century.
An early fan at the wrong game…
Another weekend comes and goes and three things are certain in life… 1) Mo Salah continues to set the fantasy football pace; 2) the M1s’ train rolls on; and 3) Harry Chalk forgets the third point.
The scene was set… Victories across the club throughout the day set the scene as the M1s pushed back at 3pm, facing an in-form St Ives team. The air lingered with a mixture of excitement and revenge - the M1s had blown a 3-0 lead away in the reverse fixture earlier in the season and wanted to set the record straight.
But this week was different… It was about one man…a local legend…a multiple Farmers’ Weekly pin-up…Chris ‘Centurion’ Pearson.
With the pre-match interview complete the M1s took to the field. The game was back and forth, a touch scrappy to be honest, but roared on by a strong home crowd the M1s started to take control and deserved the breakthrough to take a one-nil lead into half time. With the team regrouped and now ready to face St Ives’ long ball tactics, the game fell into a familiar pattern: South dominating possession and trying to build, with St Ives looking to play on the break.
Then mid-way through the half came the moment we had all been waiting for… Pearson picked up and broke at pace, round the keeper he went…wider…wider…wider… ‘Don’t shoot!’ cries came from everywhere…
………AND THE CROWD GOES WILD as the ball crashed into the backboard right in front of the gathering press.
From two-nil up the M1s controlled the remainder of the game and scored another couple of goals to take another three points. News filtered through that points had been dropped elsewhere and as early evening pizza was demolished the M1s enjoyed their beers…top of the league.
Great work all round but the weekend belonged to one man… A century of goals is an outstanding achievement and everyone in the team, club and farming community is proud of you… Bring on the next hundred, CP!