Away league match played on 24 November 2013.
Kicked off at 10:00 AM

After last weeks awful team display which could have equalled Englands collapse in the start to the Ashes, DJE were back to league duty today against FC Medina. Medina third from bottom looked as if they had peaked in their first game of the season with a smash n grab 2-1 victory over…….. us.
DJE set up slightly differently with an adventurous 4-5-1 formation from the predictable non robust 4-4-2 we have dished out all this season. There was even a forced “tactical ” change in the centre of defence due to the lack of personnel which saw Tiller partner Simba.
Kit washed and smelling fresher than the perfume counter in John Lewis, DJE started very brightly and were making the most of the extra man in midfield with some slick passing and some great link up play involving Coker. DJE’s two wide men Adie and Sanderson were getting a lot of joy in behind their full backs and with some better quality on the end product DJE could have and should have been ahead. The short passes between centre backs and full backs were effective and Adie found himself put through one on one with the keeper and he bent a high shot over the Medina stopper and into the roof of the net. DJE were deservedly 1 nil up and cruising.
The midfield continued to pour on the pressure and seemed to have an Uber amount of time on the ball along with the defence. So much time Pete probably had time to show us ALL his pictures from his expedition to New Zealand while we played just in case we missed em on Facebook. Medina weren’t offering much in response to DJE’s dominance. Medina were playing some poor non penetrative football probably influenced by their Saudi Arabian name sake. That was until a clipped ball over the top of Fry and a through pass to Lurch had Simba and Tiller struggling to keep pace and a simple tommy toe punt levelled the score for 1 all. The usual suspects were moaning but after the goal DJE kept playing their short passing game which as mentioned before was effective! (Now theres an idea!!) DJE were reluctant to just launch long balls out of defence and a short ball played into Tiller on the edge of the box bobbled over his foot and Lurch was there to tap into an empty net. This was turning into a familiar pattern of events for DJE with individual mistakes and poor decision making costing us dearly!!!!
DJE didn’t panic and kept asking questions of the Medina back four and Adie should have made it 2-2 but a right leg resembling something from Bambi on ice fluffed his lines and smashed out for a goal kick. There were some moans and groans on the back of the miss which wouldn’t have been out of place in a Barker VS Petes mum porn film but DJE didn’t have time to fall over their bottom lips as another chance soon came along. A delightful touch down from a long ball and first time finish combo by Barker made it 2-2. Half time team talk by Panjandrum Clubman came and went and so did Adie as he was replaced by Ayyub. DJE maintained their 1st half dominance and Medina appeared to suffering from pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis but DJE couldn’t find that all important goal until (after some ropy throw ins), Ayyub found a little space and by passed the Medina Right back and speculative daisy cutter cross shot went through the Medina keepers legs and into the net for 3-2. It was going well but no match involving DJE would be complete without some Drama. The stars of the sitcom this time was Simba and Barker. After some dialogue from both players Simba took great offence and propelled himself straight into a sexy striptease starting with his shirt! Off he went and on came Rich. Medina offered little more than some corners as their main attack and DJE were comfortable to simply nod these out and break quickly. DJE from experience needed another goal as they always have a mistake in them and Coker found it. Some great pressure by the striker paid off as he robbed the defender and had enough space to drive a low hard shot into the bottom corner. 4-2 DJE. Good win, should have been a clean sheet and should have 7 or 8. Hopefully a start of things to come with the 4-5-1 formation.

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