Our run of four wins ended with a 3-0 defeat by OKs yesterday. They fielded a strong and very well organised side and although OKs had more possession we had more clear chances and if we had managed to finish a few of them the result would have been very different.
Everyone worked hard and the squad rotated well to save the legs of the O50 Sunday cup players, good to see Tom O in the Redsox squad and with a few more games under his belt he might easily have picked up a hat -trick.
Hoops, Rage, Graham and Laurie worked tirelessly in midfield and Mace both swept well as well as storming forward towards the end as we looked for a consolation goal.
Thanks to those who came to the Kingston pub after the game and on reflection I am glad there were not more Redsox as the two plates of sausages and chips would not have gone far! In addition, a London Fuller's pub made for expensive post-match beer and the lack of an OK's jug was duly-noted and commented on. (Dodds and Cookers your old-school mates need a reminder of what Kingston hospitality should be like). Thanks to Mike Gray for umpiring well again.
Impressive that five of the Redsox squad made it back to RHC in time for the second half Rustlers comeback against a strong EG side (the second half performance was obviously inspired by the augmented touchline support), we also decided we need to learn the Don Williams finger in the air goal celebration which was rather better than the dislocated Redsox finger in the air version. Well done Rustlers - we were impressed with the fightback (and well done Laurie for getting back to umpire) and I am very pleased to hear the O50s won 2-1 against Winchester this afternoon.
Next week we host league leaders Southgate who beat second placed Epsom yesterday so clearly they are pushing hard for Div 2 league victory and promotion - we'll need a strong squad to give them a run for their money so maximum availability to Bartie please.
Updated 18:00 - 6 Nov 2016 by Micky Denehy