Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Notvery Athletic - the second season

First of all a farewell and big thankyou to Rob K who joined us last season. He will be sorely missed in midfield and and in front of goal (10 goals last season) and his loss will also lead to a serious reduction in our spm (stepovers per minute).

Second farewell to Rob G who has put his continued education before Notvery, a decision which i'm sure he spent many hours considering. He has offered to come back every wednesday on the train if Notvery can stump up the £30 train fare.

Third farewell to Colin. he has been with us since the very beginning and his long hopeful runs down the wing will also be missed. He is, however, still attending our thursdays kickabouts so that's where to head all you autograph hunters.

Match summary:

we were playing AJ's, a team that last year soundly drubbed us 4 nil in a 7 minute cup match so tonight's 0-0 result shows how far the team has come. We took up a rather brave and unorthodox 2 1 2 formation, which was almost a 2 2 formation as Chris Harley was having transport issues, his lady friend having run off with the car, eventually though he arrived and we kicked off. Although they had more of the ball we did have several chances, the best of which from Rob G who hit a good shot with his left foot but the keeper saved. Most of their attempts were reasonably hopeful and were often bravely blocked, a feature of our very good defending as a unit and with Rob G and Dave B upfront we were causing them some problems.
Second half we were a little more under the cosh but their shots were again mostly hopeful strikes on easy saves for the keeper. Up front an interesting back spinning back clip kinda pass thing from Chris H, a move never before attempted, dipped over the defence towards Rob G but it was a little to awkward for him and his shot sailed over. A powerful strike from paul B also forced their keeper into a good save. As the game drew to a close they were piling more men forward, obviously expecting to take the three points and they were getting closer to scoring but our defensive unit held together and we gained a well deserved point. Incidentally that should put us around mid table, which is our highest ever position in the league. A good start methinks.

Jays weekly roundup:

Waterside United started the season strongly against new boys Action Force FC. New boys Brad Palin weighed in with a brace, while Danny Moore added the third, fresh on the back of 11 games already this week! (maybe a slight exageration). With Sami also due to return, (my) pre-season favourites are looking strong.
Not Very Athletic continued the growth from whipping boys into a competant side with a draw against AJ's. However, it must be said that AJ's may get charged to replace the goal posts, after smashing balls against them all night.
Deportivo frustrated a weakened Reservoir Trogs and had several good chance to win the match, but once again the words ' cow's arse' & 'shit shovel' spring to mind!
New boys ONE10 didn't live up to their cup promise of last week, going down 1-3 against a solid Weighton. Once again Tom Shaunessey stepped up with a couple of tidy goals - could be a good bet in the top scorer stakes this season.
Black Sox and Angel played out a fairly close game, with plenty of decent chances for both sides, but stronger defending, particulalrly from big Craig Eastwood saw Angel come out on top. Up front, the pace of Marcel (Marso) Veli proved very telling, with a great finish for what proved to be the winning goal.
Rumor has it that the final new team to make their debut, Real Soldierdad, are looking very strong. They make their first appearance next week against fellow new comers Action force FC, and BarceHullona are also back next week, with Andy Martin determined to take the top Scorer trophy home this season - if he can stay fit long enough!!!


Results Wed 16 Sept:
Action Force FC 0 v 3 Waterside
Angel 2 v 1 Black Sox
AJ's 0 v 0 Not Very Athletic
Weighton 3 v 1 ONE10
Reservoir Trogs 0 v 0 Deportivo
BarceHullona P v P Real Soldierdad


Fixtures Wed 23 Sept:

ONE10 v Reservoir Trogs 7pm
Real Soldierdad v Action Force FC 7pm
Not Very Athletic v Weighton 7pm
Black Sox v AJ's 7:30pm
Waterside Utd v Angel 7:30pm
BarceHullona v Deportivo 7:30pm

Finally a little offer from your Gaffer:

Here's a little incentive for ya all, no one likes to go in goal so I will take up all goalkeeping duties until we let one in. Fair enough?


P.S. it's not long until Chris and Jackie do the great north run, as advertised to the right of this post. So get donating or Chris'll come round and punch you square on the snozzle.

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1 comment:

  1. Nice one guys.. will try and turn up next week if all goes well on sunday..

    Get donating you miserable lot.. Will doesnt advertise this stuff for free you know.. thanks to those that have already, btw ^_^