“I'm late, I'm late! For a very important date! No time to say 'hello, goodbye,' I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!” So said the White Rabbit in Charles Dodgson’s very famous book Alice in Wonderland. Oh, Lewis Carroll was Charles' pen name in case you wanted to pick me up on this ‘mistake’.
And so yes, I am late with this week’s match report. And my teammates just nag, moan and whine about the lack of a report – NOT that any of them ever thank the author or appreciate the time it takes to write these or even reviews any of the match reports. As I write them, they get posted and we roll on to the next week.
I guess it is true that you don’t know what you’ll miss until it is no longer there…
Anyway on with the game… And this week it was Mole FC who started the season on fire – 4 wins from 4 – banging goals in for fun but then a few weeks back they hit a sticky patch and playing The Revs, their bogey team, couldn’t have come at a worse moment.
It’s fair to say the youngsters of Mole FC have the potential to be a decent side. Quick, good on the ball, youthful exuberance and all fit and healthy. However they just allow themselves to be old manned by The Revs every single time they face each other, going ever deeper into the rabbit hole...
This time was no different. They tried to enforce themselves on to the game but to no avail. Early doors and the signs were all there. Allen hitting the post and Evans forcing the keeper into a fine save after good interplay with Dave Pinkstone.
Beardall was loving the space afforded, all the tricks were on display and his hard work was rewarded with the opening goal after been put in by Allen. The Revs very own Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum double act...
The entire team made sure the opposition never really troubled Myers in goal. Each man’s work ethic was the difference essentially in the two teams. Tireless running from Phil Pinkstone, Myers sweeping up any loose balls and then the team could set their stall out from the back and play some wonderful football.
The opposition just could not deal with it at times and the space in and around the back was gaping! We all know Dave P loves a good gape too!
A second goal came midway in the second half, this time Beardall turning provider, slotting in Tyman who buried his load past the keeper, leaving him no chance. The team had a collective smile like a grinning Cheshire cat.
The truth is though, this should have been a more impressive score line. Evans crashing a shot off the post after great build up play, Dave P having a shot saved near post when a square ball may have been the better option and chances carved but not finished.
However, the three points on offer were all that mattered in the end. And The Revs earned those three points with ease. It is not unfair to say that Mole FC could have played another hour and not scored. That was the work ethic the boys showed…
So there you have it. The match report comes to end, short and sweet and not as detailed as some would like and as Mad Hatter would say… “You used to be much more… muchier. You’ve lost your muchness”.
Maybe next week I will find my much of a muchness?