STATS!Played...10 Won...6 Drawn...1 Lost...3
Clean Sheets - 3 for, 2 against...
Vets win streak - 5... Ladies 2's undefeated - 4...
Consecutive games scored - Mikey Holland, 5
Average goals conceded - Ladies 1's - 0.5
Although not a great performance this result strangely never seemed in question. Spencer benefited from great fortune early on, firstly when the cross bar deafeningly stopped a bullet Mikey drag flick..
Their luck was further stretched when Cooty, demonstrating his legendary grasp of timing, chose to kneel down to do up his shoe lace just as a wonderful scoring opportunity materialised. The under-pressure defence cleverly rolled him the ball realising that due to his inactive state he would only be able to watch it amble by. The excitement was too much for Phil who opted for an immediate rest, but at least was able to leave the pitch quickly thanks to the newly fashioned laces as EG rotated their substitutes to good effect. He made amends later when he blasted a shot from a full 1cm to double the lead.
This was quite an even game in general play that highlighted the importance of a strong keeper & effective short corner routine. EG had twice as many short corners, and an even better ratio of open play chances. In contrast to MVP heights of last week Jules admitted to frequently not troubling their keeper. In the other "D" Giles was able to practise his one touch passing with his new kickers, and was also called upon to audition for the lacrosse team by some slightly laissez-faire umpiring.
Getting good results from average performances is a good indicator of title winning form. Other indicators can only be gauged by those with the insight and wisdom of Solomon. Number 1 fan & team clairvoyant David Payne confidently declared that he would put his money (but not all of it) on EG to win the league. He also predicted that Spencer would do well in the league though currently they are only 1 point above Teddington.Next week it's the big one against reigning champions Wimbledon away.