A case of Men v Boys (but we beat them based on Top Trumps)
By David Higgins
One-sided and lop-sided affair sees Sils suffer first defeat of 2019
Stat attack match report
Average age : Mighty Fours 50 Stratford 15 (16 at a push)
Cards earned : Mighty Fours 1 (Mick Lane) Stratford 0
Short Corners Conceded : Mighty Fours 4 Stratford 0
Squad size : Mighty Fours 11 Stratford 14
GK saves : Mighty Fours 14 Stratford 2
Shortest player : Tony Dwyer 4’ 4” (Mighty Fours): Reuben Smith 4’8” (Stratford)
The simple truth is that Stratford were younger, faster and better organised and ran out worthy winners. To their credit Sils worked and chased hard, keeping the opposition at bay until the end of the first half, but tiredness kicked in during the second half, and Callum’s heroics (many though they were) couldn’t save the Sils from a heavy home defeat.
Thought of the day - it’s ok if the opposition beat you but never let anything else. Always keep your shape, structure and discipline and work for the team.
Post Script - a somewhat greyish-looking Mick Lane sidled up to the bar after the game to settle his fine for indiscipline. As he fished through a wad of one pound notes, Mrs Mick stepped in (again) to save his blushes.
Thanks to Rich & Nobby for umpiring.