|West London Veterans Football League
Green green of away
Following comments from in an oppositions match report about Ascot only being any good on plastic pitches, today we may have found out if that was true. Seems it wasn’t.
A dominant Ascot took to the grass quite well and won 14 – 0. Old Meads are a great group of lads who played hard and fair, all the way through to the end of the game. Their spirit and honesty being something to behold and we really appreciated the game.
Meads set up to defend deeply and worked hard to frustrate Ascot in the first phase of the game and you could see how that may have built pressure onto Ascot who were looking for a win and some goals to help in the battle for the title. After 12 minutes, Wooz took the ball from Rich and played into JK. He clipped the ball into Rob who fired a great volley over his shoulder which flew over the keeper and into the top far corner. 0 – 1 and Ascot started to play with more width and began to open up the hard working Meads defence.
Matt began to link well with Toby who was giving great width on the left. They combined well and then Toby put a great ball inside the fullback for Sam to race onto. His cross was hammered into the roof of the net by Ben. Four goals in the next 10 minutes coming from a lovely lift and finish over the keepers head by Rob and then Rob setting for Toby to curl a 20 yard left footer into the top corner. From the resulting kick off, Sam chased down the ball as it travelled back through four players towards the Meads keeper. Sam kept at it and dispossessed the keeper. Such an inspiration out of possession and a well deserved goal. One of the best goals was the 6th as Andy made a great run behind full back, was picked out by Toby and Andy’s cut back was smartly volleyed into the corner by Rob. HT 0-
A few changes and a creative second half performance led by Tim gave Ascot a further 8 goals. Meads did create a couple of great chances and utilised the fantastic speed of their centre forward but those chances went begging
Hat-tricks from both Ben and Rob in the second half together with another for Sam and a lovely volleyed finish by Tim.
Some very good goals scored as the Meads legs understandably started to go.
Good to see Corbs making a comeback after a lay off for a nasty calf injury.
A good performance and back to a lovely clubhouse for a jug of beer (Thanks Meads) and the kind of chips that are usually reserved for Michelin starred restaurants.
Harrison, Keough, Woozley, Newall, Tomlinson, Gleave, Simpson, Underwood, Saunders, B Standing (c), McIntyre, Corbett, Palmer-Wilson, T Standing, Lunn