Away cup match played on 17 November 2012.
Kicked off at 1:30 PM

Bealonians VII 0 – 10 (ten) Meads VII (Whyte x 2 Cinamon x 2 Taylor,Piper,Davis,Knox,Moalin,Irish)

Team ‐ Williams,Scurville,Knox,Taylor,Mahoukou,Cinamon,Davis,Bailey,Whyte,Moalin,Irish (Francis,Piper)

Report by Rob Williams

This time last year the 7s went in to the 1st round winless and having conceded 24 goals in 5 games somehow managed to

scrape through a 2‐1 win over neighbouring Polytechnic 8s. It was all so different this year when the high flying 7s rolled in

to Essex albeit with an unfamiliar 11 from the week before.

The morning started off a bit of a shambles when Mr Piper failed to show due to a night on the beer with some ex

footballer’s turned TV presenters (if you want to know who The Prince Albert Pub Whitton is the place to go). When he

eventually answered our calls and we reminded him what day it was our understanding driver detoured via Whitton for an

extra stop. Can I apologise to Omar on Danny’s behalf as the smell of alcohol and god knows what else that was been leaked

in the back of the car was not something a 17 year old should have forced upon them first thing on a Saturday morning plus

the constant whining of how hungry he was (we are not stopping mate we are late).

Anyway, we decided we would take the Twickenham route to delay us further through the gathering rugby crowd, after all

Essex is only down the road! We managed to get there (late) to find there was no ref and their captain would be doing the

honours of been the man in the middle. Danny felt the wrath from the gaffer for turning up late and was dropped to the

bench, although he nearly had to start as Lionel seemed to be having his usual weekly troubles of putting on his tights,

three pair of socks, captain’s armband and as we were in Essex I am sure he brought his vajazzle with him. As long as he

didn’t leave the team sheet I went to the trouble of filling in behind him when he got to the pitch…oh wait.

The game is hard to report on as you can see from the score, we took shots they went in was pretty much how the first half

went. Even Jack was scoring; it does help when the shots are on target. Lionel managed to pick an argument with someone

going off at halftime, you can’t fault his passion. I came out of goal so I could get my kit dirty. Taylor went in goal and with

all credit to the oppo he was far busier than I was as they started to play some better football and managed to create some

chances. A dubious penalty decision was rewarded in their favour only for Taylor to spoil their day managing to keep it out

and they somehow failed to knock in the rebound.

One of the footballing highlights of the day had to be their keeper making his way up for a corner while trailing 9‐0 late in

the 2nd half, only for them to take it while he had just made it past the halfway line. Maybe it was a decoy, either way it

didn’t work.

Back to league business this week, away trip to Old Sutts, where if I remember correctly you do get beans with your sausage

and chips. Something to look forward to for the vegetarians I guess. I get dips on the extra sausage this week.

Man of the match – Taylor (Goal and Penalty save, clean sheet as defender and keeper and detouring to pick up Dan Piper)

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