A late kick-off on Astro and under the lights set the scene for what should have been, and at times was, a great game of football. But while November 2018 was this team’s mensis mirabilis, November 2019 has been its mensis horribilis, with 4 losses and just a solitary win at Malvern, inspired by the loan of a star player from the opposition. All of this is despite, for the most part, putting out good quality lineups.
Convocation have found and for the first against us unveiled a true galactico in Alex, their new number 10. He ran the game, scored two and created pretty much everything. It was tantamount to cheating. His first was a dreamy free kick which went in off the junction of bar and post, though it is fair to say that if the skipper hadn’t heeded the cry of “going over” he might have been able to save it. But this sparked an excellent period of play during which we created a good number of chances which on another day, when Jack wasn’t in such great form in the Convo goal, might have produced an avalanche of goals. Instead it produced just one, a well taken half volley at the far post from Lewis. But we were soon down again, Craig managing to outpace us even though he had already put in 90 minutes for the Convocation 1st XI.
Half time brought Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference oranges but the departure of Chester, who had travelled far to display his hangover and had to take it back again. Soon after the break the self-titled talisman Harthan came on and very quickly 2-1 became 4-1 and the game was done. A late and spectacular goal from Lewis wasn’t even a consolation.
It is a sadness to report that a late challenge on Convo’s Jamie left him in hospital with a fractured patella, meniscal tears and a possible fracture of the ankle. These fixtures are always played in great spirit and it was a real shame to hear he was so badly injured. He is in our thoughts and has our best wishes.
|November 30, 2019||3:30 pm||Vets XI Fixtures||2019-20|