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The Weekender – w07 – 27 Oct 2018

 

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W3  D0  L5

GF: 15    GA: 22

 

Did you get the Memo?

 

After a week off for many that were ‘celebrating’ half term it was back to normal with a full eight games this week.

Well I say ‘back to normal’ but it seems that we don’t have such a thing as normal.  More of a ‘less unusual’ than a ‘normal’.

As it turns out we lost more than we won, conceded more than we scored and didn’t manage any hat-tricks.  It’s almost as if nobody got my memo.

No don’t go playing that ‘what memo?’ card with me.  Just pay attention, that’s all I ask.

Well I suppose I should award a team of the week.  There were two clean sheets, which helps.  A bit.

M1 showed some more bouncebackability, although they seem to be behaving more akin to a rubber ball with all this bouncing.  L2 won but their victory, like M1’s, was against more lowly opposition.  So it is L1 who are the Team of the Week with their crisp victory over the leaders.

M1 put in a very solid performance at home to Romsey.  Man of the Match, Will George, bagged a brace in their 5-0 win with Nick Franklin on the goal-line to secure the clean sheet.  They move up one to fourth place.

L2 demonstrated their own bouncebackability with an away win over West Meon.  The skipper scored two whilst Jeanette Bennett and Lisa Hobkirk joined their families on the scoresheet to make it 4-1.  Ella Godwin was Player of the Match.  They remain second behind perfectionists, Basingstoke.

L1 hosted the Isle of Wight who were top of the division.  Building on a solid defence, with Lauren Slack and her defence earning a clean sheet, they went on to win 2-0 with goals from Lucy Dale-Heaps and Ellen Knighton.  Emma Stewart won Player of the Match for her composure.  The win sees them drop a place to second thanks to Hamble’s superior goal difference, but it means that the top four are all equal on points after 4-0-1 starts to the season.

M4 visited Basingstoke which, on the day, was to be found in Eversley.  Goals from Callum Abley and Edward Peet were not quite enough to earn a point as they fell 2-3 in a close game.  Nathan Butler was Man of the Match.  They remain ninth.

M2 succumbed 0-2 at Romsey in an uncommon reverse.  However, Petersfield’s unexpected defeat at Poole (whom M2 beat away last week) means they remain tied on points with M2 second only on goal difference.  Geoff Slack was Man of the Match. 

L4 also lost 0-2, their defeat coming at home to the Isle of Wight.  Lucy Rutherford won Player of the Match.  They slide a place to sixth.

M3 slumped to a 2-8 defeat at Southampton who, surprisingly, hadn’t yet won this season.  Alex Somerville and Richard Meakin kept a degree of sanity to the scoreline that sees M3 drop three places to seventh, but there are now five sides in mid-division all on the same points.

L3 travelled to Basingstoke (also finding it to be in Eversley) and came off worse by a scoreline of 0-6.  They drop three places to fifth but are level on points with second.

Another action-packed week next with only M2 missing out due to Fareham departing the league.

 

 

YOUNG HARTS

W2  D0  L1

GF: 16    GA: 16

Three games this week and a plethora of goals, averaging 5.3 per game – in both directions.

There was a cup defeat for U16b but U14b2 managed a high-scoring victory.  However it was the girls who are Young Harts of the Week as U14g ovecame Haslemere to maintain their 100% record a the top of the league.

U14b2 kept up their 100% record with an 8-3 home drubbing of bottom side Basingstoke.  Alex Thompson claimed a hat-trick with Arthur Gent-Eggett going one better with four.  Archie Rutherford rounded it off.  They move up to second alongside Aldershot & Farnham on points.

U14g travelled to Haslemere and returned victorious in a nine-goal thriller.  Eleanor Hensby and Sienna Boyce scored a pair each with Iola Wright also finding the net.  They top their league as the only side with a perfect three from three.

U16b had a difficult away cup game against a strong Fareham side.  Even a Nathan Holifield hat-trick wasn’t enough as the rampant hosts won by a margin as it ended 3-9.

Overall it is looking promising with two sides in top spot and another two in second.  And not a draw in sight.  Attack, attack, attack!

Arthur moves up seven places to top spot on the scorers’ table with Sienna climbing four to second but there are no fewer than seven players with a hat-trick already this season.

The Minis were also in action at a home festival.

U10s were in fine fettle as they suffered only one defeat in fifteen games and managed 45 goals whilst only conceding seven.  Top scorers were George Davison with thirteen, and Oscar Purcigo with ten goals.  Alex Hutson, Harry Scarborough and Joshua Parr also scored hat-tricks, but it is a team performance and they all dominated from front to back.

U8s were also in action with 2-3-4 results.  Jaob Meakin with three and Jack Harding were the goalscorers.

 

CLUB GOALS

The season remains in record-breaking position with another fifteen taking it to 109 so far.

GF average was below 2 for only the second time this season, but only just.  For the year to date it is now 2.4/game.

On the team front it is Men’s 1 & 2 who are in charge with the Ladies’ top two fighting it out for third and fourth.

GD slipped back although remains in the black… just at three.

 

 

 

FAMILIES AND OTHER ANIMALS

Lots of movement on the family chart as the Bennetts claim a full house with all four on the goal-scoring table.  Jeanette’s goal puts them highest on number of scorers.

But this wasn’t enough to retain top spot as Sienna bagged another two for the Boyces to put them in the lead.

Lisa joined the Hobkirk scorers which, together with Stu’s goal this week, lifts them to third on the table.

And there is a new entrant as Archie now joins Lucy as scorers for the Rutherford clan.

 

 

WINS

‘Merely’ three this week means we have broken the 20 barrier already.  I’m not sure what target to put on this now but seventy is definitely possible.  The current record is 65.

 

 

GOALKEEPING

Lauren, it appears, did get the memo and so ensures she is top of the pile for October with two CS and a GA average of 1.0.

Sarah and Matt share second with a 1.5 average with Nick just behind on 1.7.

 The season’s GK table will appear on the ‘Season Report page soon.

 

 

HAT-TRICKS AND CLEAN SHEETS

Lauren adds another to her, and L1’s, tally whilst Nick puts M1 on the map.

For the season the GA average is 2.36 – only 0.04 behind the record.  The Attack are also not doing badly but they lag 8-6 to the Defence.

 

 

SCOTT CUP

L1 & L2 both improve to 83% to keep ahead at the top.  M2 are being caught by M1 who move up to a 50% win rate.

 

 

GOLDEN STICK

Tom narrowly wins October’s title ahead of Bernice by his hat-trick.  Carol, Jodie and Frida share third spot.

 

Tom remains top of the season table with 7-1 and Frida second, but the chasing pack is growing with thirteen players on four goals or more.

The full season’s table will soon be available on the ‘Season Report page.

 

 

AND FINALLY…

This week’s memo is from the lost property office.

Apparently you have all fallen out of love with your water-bottles.  But fear not as the burgeoning lost-property cupboard has plenty of spares in case you are thirsty.

Of course you could take them home with you.  But then again that doesn’t seem to be fashionable nowadays.

Nonetheless it would probably be easier if you did.  And the LPO would be most grateful…

Elsewhere I am also pushing dog-shirt sales (no, please read that more slowly).  I think if you are going to keep up with this week’s fashions you need to be fully attired.  OK, I might have invented that one – besides you’ll only leave it at the side of the pitch.  But if you do order a dog-shirt, aside from ensuring you spell it correctly it is also important to make sure it is at all times fashionable or a faux-pas may ensue…

 

 

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