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Men’s 3As Keep Their Heads for 4-2 Win

14th March 2022

By Dan Wadsworth

Men’s 3As 4 – 2 Clapham Common 1s

4-2 win, but a tough one. Fitness was tested with only 12, and two changes from the team-sheet on the morning of the game.

After a warm up with tunes, everybody was pumping.

First half: strong start with an early goal from Quincey, running through from the 25, dinking the ball left and right, past the keeper, only to meet their player on the line. After a few swings of defensive attempts Quincey took the ball away, backspace shot through their players to score the opener. What a way to get the game going after a quick start of a few chances.

Not long after, we were on the back foot. They fired a ball into the D, deflected at Adam, he swats it, but unfortunately it went back to them, and they put it out of the reach of the Adam.

We went into half time at 1-1. Wadders and Quincey’s inspirational chat sent us straight into the second half pumping and ready to take on Clapham. A couple of minutes in Seth took it upon himself to run from the left of the pitch dragging the ball with him, into the D, tight angle, boom, through the keeper into the goal, 2-1 up, we were ready to rumble.

Unfortunately like the first half, we let them back into the game. With a few wayward sticks, they got the ball into the D and suddenly it was back in the goal, to level the scores.

As it looked like we were going to lose our heads, Wadders played a blinder of a hit, not like his previous cricketing shots, straight through to Quincey who turns with a great run into the D casually round the keeper and into the goal for 3-2.

We were well and truly on top at this point. Dominant pressure, multiple chances, and it came to our final short corner. Injection in, Dean traps, Wadders fries at the keeper, comes back to Dean, round their second runner and fired in to the top of the goal in a superb strike.

With POM going to Seth and DOD to Wadders, the game ended 4-2.