Monday, 15 September 2008


Ricky Gill goal fest!!

This was a game the gaffer felt a little uneasy about, with 4 key squad members short, and the fact that it was a game they had to win to keep ATFC and Rayleigh Wizards at bay.
Pannell had to call in on loan from Lemons, the notorious Nick Chamberlain to replace the injured Ben Robbins. Gaffer said before the game “ I’m still feeling the pain from the loss of Robbins, potentially for the rest of the season, but this young man I have brought in on loan has been influential for Lemons and know he will for the footballheads too”

The loss of Craig ‘don’t f#*k with me’ Victory has also saddened the atmosphere around the club, “I even see Ross having a little cry in the changing room prior to kick off, yelling ‘I love you Craig Victory’ ” quoted the boss. We hope this doesn’t effect the performance of any of the footballheads.
Bad news with Leon Rider having logistical problems, leaving the boys with only two defenders, but should be back in the heart of the defence for next weeks game. And unfortunately last week we lost Daniel Mayes with a pulled hamstring following on from his surgery on his knee but again he should be back next week.

Great news for the Footballheads minutes before kick off, as ATFC had just dropped points against Only Fools, this meant that with a win against Spatan the other teams could only catch us and beat us on goal difference.

We came flying out the blocks with Ricky Gill scoring 3 goals within the first 5 minutes, one of which was from his own miscontrol, that he reacted on super quick and managed to slot past the dazed goal keeper.- amazing!

From here the boys gained more confidence and took total control of the game. The defence kept it strong, pushing right up into their half putting on the pressure, allowing Ross, Rick and Matt to show off some neat foot work.
To make things worse for Spatan Matt Hughes received the ball on the edge of the box, turned and calmly side footed it into the bottom corner.

Half Time

The Footballheads came out even stronger, but Spatan managed to hold out for a while before Gill put another past the fed up goalkeeper. A few minutes later, after some clumsy defending by Spatan, Rick got a touch in front of an open goal to put it in. Many more chances came but none terminated.

Full Time

Good confident performance by all involved. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see much of the impressive Nick Chamberlain, but he may be called upon a lot more next week against ATFC.
With the win under our belts it buts us 6 points clear with only 2 games to play. Our lips are almost on that little trophy.

Man of the Match: RICKY GILL!!!!

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