Match Report - 30 Jan 2011, Maclay Football Club White lost to Hemel Town White
Maclay White 2 v Hemel Town 9
Probably the strangest game of football we have played. Maclay more confident after their last game and despite conceding in the first minute as we normally do, Maclay fought back well. Josh Wilton battled and after having his first shot saved he struck the rebound into the net. When we kept our shape we began to dominate and certainly played the best football. From the back four the ball was distributed with skill by Henry and Matt. Ben and Charlie showed great skill and then man of the match Ben scored a second. We were certainly on top and Hemel with several of their first team players must have wondered what was happening. Hemel however managed to sneak a goal just before half time. Harry making his debut showed good touches but an early injury began to hinder his play. Half time saw the score at 2-2.
I will have a better chance of under standing quantum physics than what happened in the second half. At 4- 2 to Hemel we hit the post and shot straight at the keeper several times. After that Hemel seemed to score at will and we went down 9-2. Mums and Dads looked at each other in wonder. Some one asked me what would Alex Ferguson do. Bring on Berbatov and Giggs, go to the executives lounge after the game and drive home in his Bentley. I pulled a muscle in my neck as I shrugged every time I was asked went wrong. The boys certainly came off looking despondent.
Back to the clichés I’m afraid. ‘Its a funny old game’ and ‘football is a game of two halves’, but most importantly ‘it’s only a game’.
After long consideration I have concluded that when we concentrate, pass and work hard we are as good as anyone else, when we lack belief and team spirit we falter.
See you all next week for the next episode in Maclay White attempt to win the Premier League, its much better than Coronation Street.
We do not have a semi-final next week, Gordon is attempting to arrange a game for the team.
I will also try and organising some extra Friday training. Keep smiling.
Maclay Football Club White 2 - 9 Hemel Town White ()