Left with a bare XI after RvP and Ainsworth heroically went to Crewe to help out the 3rd XI, this latest installment in the World Series against Convocation was always going to be a difficult task, but the fine body of men assembled for the cause promised much. Whilst a left back – left midfield combination of Morris – Crutchley might not have conspicuous pace, it certainly had guile and verve. At all events, there was certainly enough firepower to cause the opposition problems, even if children’s parties and family life kept the Galacticos Killen and Chester away from Moor Lane.
The Vets had chances in the first half, some of them good, but in the Convocation goal Percy had taken over from Jack and proved to be no Charlie. Impressive saves kept the Vets at bay, whilst at the other end there was the odd save of note from the skipper. Calamity struck the bare XI half way through the half, though, when Bodey suffered a poorly knee. Luckily, when JC told his missus he was going to walk the dog he neglected to tell her that he had packed his kit. He pulled it on to add yet more guile, if not pace, to the back 4.
Stalemate at half-time then, and the remainder of last week’s Tesco Express oranges had ripened to general approval. They seemed to put a skip in the step of the home team. Unfortunately, Bagley’s insistence on offering them up to the opposition had a similar effect.
How, if, would the deadlock be broken? It was broken from a goal fashioned from nothing, a swerving dipping shot from Mornington which was worthy of winning any game. Except this one. Chaotic defending followed, two goals were quickly conceded, some last minute Hail Mary’s failed and the game was lost. The modern way of suggesting that the last thing you need to win is possession was not seen out here, it is hard to say that Convocation did not deserve to win.
So this season’s series is level at 2-2. The decider is on the 30th March 2019. A late bid for WAG of the year came from Peri Mornington, who stepped in at the last minute when Lesley pulled out (not to go to Crewe) to stir the beans with Babe in Arms. Shep should take note, taking your parents to Pollença is one thing, but if you really want to guarantee a start, get both your Mother-in-Law and your Wife to do the teas in the course of one season. Far more impressive.
|March 9, 2019||2:00 pm||Vets XI Fixtures||2018-19|
|14 Moor Ln, Thornton, Liverpool L23 4TW, UK|