Hello old friend! How have you been? Not seen you in... geez... let's just say ages eh! Lovely to see you 3 points.
Yes people, I can confirm that The Revs are finally off the mark and in some style too!
We've all been saying that it has been coming. That eventually some team would be on the end of a result as well as a performance. The thing is The Revs have not been playing bad at all. There's been an element of bad luck this season so far. There's been an element of not wanting it as much as the other team on occasion, but it's never been about being outplayed or out classed.
Last night it all came together nicely and you would forgive The Revs for retreating when they went 2-0 up within the first few minutes. A ball into the box from Allen had the defence all in a panic for H to sweep home and moment later Lew Evans got in on the act when Allen once again played him in.
But The Revs didn't panic after finding themselves in this brave new world of taking the lead so early on. Instead they pinged the ball about the pitch, using the space, creating the space and letting the opposition chase shadows.
What I am about to say next defies belief but trust me, this happened... Steane was the calming influence at the back. Holding the ball, drawing the man, passing into space, getting us on the attack quickly and putting his foot on the ball if it was called for to slow the game down.
The inter-play between Steane and Allen to start most attacks allowed the rest break away from man markers or static defenders, creating space for slip passes and some very dangerous crossing into the box.
The times the opposition were out done by fast whipped in balls from James Evans and Dave P, picking out the marauding runs of H, Lew and Ty late into the box really put the opposition defence on edge. There was a real danger from out wide last night.
So it wasn't long before more goals came The Revs way. Dave P getting in on the act with a low powerful drive and H adding to his first after a lovely slip pass by Tyman. The opposition managed a rare foray forward and did get a goal - a long range effort that took everyone by surprise - but at 4-1 to the good at half time The Revs were firmly in control.
The second half didn't have the same gusto as the first. It was a time for clever game management if honest. The opposition tried to get back into the game, they did get a further goal, but The Revs controlled the half completely. I cannot emphasise this enough that The Revs passing game last night was on point!
Two further goals were added later in the half. Tyman expertly getting his mid-torso to a delightful cross in from James Evans and Lew Evans completing his brace with a lovely low drive into the bottom corner after been fed by Dave P after some wonderful wing play.
The Revs saw out the game with no drama, winning 6-2... It was made all the more sweeter by the opposition boasts they would win the game easily against the old men and that The Revs didn't have the legs... I guess it means the opposition were truly old-manned then eh!