Sparticans in Final Pre-Season Runout
By Simon Fitch
Richmond M4 / M5 4 – 2 SHC Sparticans
Goalscorers: Tommy, Oliver
Spartican of the Day: Tommy
Despite the result, a pleasant run out in the sunshine for the Sparticans on Saturday against a strong Richmond team. Despite a number of unavailables, we still managed to find 15 Sparticans for the game, who assembled on Richmond’s water based to watch the opposition complete a rather impressive warm up, always a worrying sign…
Anyway after the first of two pitch waterings – good to see – we started well. Despite a couple of very good Richmond goals past Save It Lee, we were very much in it and won a number of corners, one of which resulted in our first goal courtesy of Tommy. The Gaffer also finished with aplomb at the far post, but sadly via a great left foot volley…
The second half was very much a repeat of round one. Richmond scored two more, this time abetted by some slightly suboptimal Spartican shenanigans, but generally we played well, had lots of possession and chances but only one further goal, with O. Fitch finishing well.
Sadly, the University of Westminster weren’t allowing us into the clubhouse for teas but we did congregate for liquid refreshment and debrief, courtesy of Mr Welch, in our September birthday and other groups of six and were happy to see Tommy, who after many years is now our senior colt, win Spartican of The Day.
So, an enjoyable runaround. The league starts next week and we look forward to venturing around the wilds of Surrey whilst we can...