Sat 07
"Men's 1's get revenge over Maldon"

"Men's 1's get revenge over Maldon"

By Graham Hodges
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Match report courtesy of Charlie Paddon

The day started with thoughts of revenge against Maldon who took all the points with a last gasp 3-2 win at their place. The weather was kind as the sun was shining and everyone was in good spirits following the previous week's adventures in Coventry.

When Maldon arrived on the pitch they had a more senior look about the team than when we last played them. There was also a world first as two different Mervyn's took to the field to umpire. Something strange was definitely happening.

Redbridge started the stronger, opening the scoring was Marc passing the ball into the back of the net, this was soon followed by a wonder strike for Harps, who celebrated in an emphatic manor. Marc then added a 3rd in a very similar manor to his first goal, Aidie then implanted the ball via a drag flick into the Maldon goal to make it 4 and then took on the whole opposition to make it 5 pretty quickly after.

Maldon then won a short corner through a rash tackle, which the duly converted via a flick to the top of the goal past a bored Paddon in the Redbridge goal, was the the beginning of a fight back?

The simple answer was no and normal service was resumed through a well worked team goal which saw Marc avoid has hat trick by passing to Konrad who was in a goal scoring position, 6-1, Josh and Andy the both joined in the scoring to take the score to 8-1 at the break.

The team talk was stern from Aidie as the goal scoring opportunities in the first half were plentiful in the first half and it could have been more than the eight that we netted.

Massive credit to Maldon who rallied after the break and for the first 20 minutes of the second half Redbridge could not increase the lead.

It took a well worked ball in to the area and a good deflection from Aneel to increase reds lead to 9-1, josh then netted his second from 1 yard to take the score to double figures. Andy added an 11th to conclude the scoring.

Overall a good days work for the Men's 1's who are playing with confidence following a couple of very strong performances in recent weeks.

In summary, Marc Tovell, Adrian Palmer, Josh Forman and Andy Pearce all scored twice with Harpinder Roopra, Aneel Mahmood and Konrad Kowalski all scoring once each.

MotM went to Andy Pearce and DotD going to Taz Mangat

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Sat 07, Mar 2015