Liverpool Ramblers Vets XI v Wirral Vets

Match Report


Kevin Bodey writes:

An old boss of mine once gave me the sage advice to never send an E mail in anger. The same can be said for match reports, so apologies for the delay.

I did suggest to the skipper that he simply post the definitions for effort and application, both sadly lacking in a miserable first half that found the vets 3-0 down against a team who hadn’t got out of second gear.  The back pitch at Moor lane is not the biggest, but it seemed enormous when the invaders from former Viking settlements such as Thurstaston and Irby had the ball. It was a bit like the Nordic tribesmen raping and pillaging a village full of women whose men had gone out fishing for the afternoon, they even looked a bit bored. Fortunately Bagpuss, who hails from one of the villages on the peninsula formerly inhabited by stinky fish eaters wasn’t going to drop his shorts and be raided from behind. Without him it would have been catastrophic. Instead it was just embarrassing.

A few calming breaths were needed. The half time team talk was delivered without me upsetting anyone individually, probably my best contribution to the game. I forgot the oranges …

The second half in all fairness was a much better affair for the ladies in gold and blue from the North of the Mersey, we had a go, and indeed but for some poor finishing and stout defending the game may have ended much closer. All the more frustrating when you consider what went before. Not everyone was as abject as the report may indicate, but if I picked out names I might only offend the other 13 on display. I’m sure he knows who he is.

Imagine what the report would have looked like if I had delivered it on Sunday!!

Man of the match: Bob, for putting the posts out on his own.



Date Time League Season
January 5, 2020 2:00 pm Vets XI Fixtures 2019-20


Moor Lane
14 Moor Ln, Thornton, Liverpool L23 4TW, UK


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Liverpool Ramblers Vets XI011
Wirral Vets214