League Division 3
Lyde Green Vets
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Lyde Green Vets Report:
" Lyde Green Vets 2-1 Frenchay Legends
The Gaffer has decided to write this weeks report based on the fact a) he’s still injured so got to watch the whole match b) Nathan didn’t seem particularly enthusiastic about doing it and c) my performance at the curry night (where I didn’t even make it to the curry itself due to nailing 12 pints too quickly) means I deserve a punishment. It won’t be as good as Lee’s (great at match reports but terrible at organising curry nights) but it does come at you straight after the game (rather than the usual 5 days wait).
Following a Friday evening of curry and beer shenanigans, the Lyde Green Vets carried their 2 day hangovers and dodgy bellies into their opening league fixture of the season. Luckily, there was some bog roll knocking about at the ground this weekend so all disasters were avoided.
From one extreme to the next, we went from having about 20 available last week to 14 this week and when Yan decided to nail a madras despite suffering from suspect stomach problems, we were down to 13. Luckily, with Lee away we were always going to be stronger defensively and with a heroic Carts playing through the pain barrier, we still had some midfield bite (despite ASDA yet again taking our best player from us 🤬).
So onto the game, Lyde go a goal up early doors. Simon provides a great ball for Martin who somehow connects perfectly to fire us in front. Great start and time to get loads more yes? Unfortunately not. Frenchay responded well and pushed Lyde back but without really testing Steve in goal. Lyde tried to get through to increase their lead but on the occasions they got the ball forward, Mike was flagged offside (about 20 times) and the end product wasn’t great. As a result of this with a minute to go till the break, Super Huba decided to take matters into his own hands. Striding forward from centre back, he took on their entire team with a Messi-esque run before slotting home a beauty.
The talk at the break was keep the passing short and get the 3rd goal to kill the game off however we chose to do the opposite and let Frenchay back into the game. The 3rd goal of the game went to Frenchay, halving the deficit on the hour mark (I think it was Tokes fault...)
Despite the goal, Lyde did look pretty comfortable regardless of the score line being quite “squeaky bum“ and should have scored a few more. Mike provided Simon with a perfect cross to increase the lead but he somehow fluffed his header in front of the open goal. Ben then ran through and as his nosebleed kicked in tried passing to Jason rather than having a shot much to everyone’s amazement. Jason also in shock couldn’t do anything with the pass. Still time however for Chris D to come on, perform a pirouette and fall over as if struck by a snipers bullet much to everyone’s amusement and earn the donkey award as a result.
The full time whistle signalled 3 points for the LGV and a winning start to life in Div 3. Credit to Frenchay who stuck at it all game and made this a really tough opening fixture.
Other important points:
- The Gaffer loves a beer
- Yan should have opted for the omelette and chips
- Carter needs to buy a strap on before the next big game
- The showers were bloody boiling
- Ian paid no money and abandoned his match day duty (must have been tired)
- Nathan’s return at RB really strengthened our right hand side
- Simon needs to open his eyes for headers
- This weeks linesman was much better than last weeks
- MOTM - Huba. Won this with very little contest. Brilliant stuff Kerba 👍🏻
- DONKEY - Chris D. A 10 minute memorable cameo
The next match scheduled for 7th October will be a tough one so lads need to make yourselves available via the app ⚽️