Another one of those games where we could, and probably should, have got more out of the game. But that’s football, or so they say.

Again quite a few new faces to the side. Gareth and Gary making Tiffs Vets 2s debuts and played really well. We had “youth” in the fine forms of Conrad and Al loaned out from the 4s and lowering the average age to an almost respectable 53. Well played boys.

The match was scrappy, befitting the conditions. And how we scrapped. None more so than scrapper in chief Josh Wilkins with a man of the match performance. They scored. We scored (Ricky, right place, right time). They scored. We scored (Jon Kent rifling in a sweet cross from Keeper turned striker Clinton). With Tiffs belief growing, there was only going to be one winner. Or so we thought when their defender handballed it in the penalty box. But it wasn’t to be. No whistle. No penalty. (After the match said defender quipped it must have been his lucky day). And in typical fashion, they went on and scored the third goal. We pressed forward searching for the equaliser and inevitably got caught out with the long one over the top for their fourth.

But a lot of positives to take from the game. Not least a blinding save from Clinton in minute 2. Paul was in rich form and linking nicely with Ricky. Both our full backs pushed on, which I loved. Shaun pulled off some great saves with a spinning and wet ball. And had a left foot piledriver saved by their keeper at the other end. And we kept going till the final whistle. So great fighting lads.

We lost 4-2 on a wet and windy Saturday afternoon at Grists, however, if we keep going like that, we will start getting the results we deserve. Starting next weeks cup game.


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Josh Wilkins