Following Murrells example both Hammond and Honz came forward in what became an orgy of sublime Romford Town goals.
The frustration for the Shamoans was showing as their players began to scream at eachother to 'sort themselves out' and 'keep
moving'. Whatever, it didn't help and the Towners punished with link play from Hammond and Honz.
Having a good game in goal, the Crane was his usual self as he pounced on every shot, protecting his goal like some pre-programmed
robot from Robocop. With 9 minutes to go in the first half the Crane came forward to the middle of his area to protect
another searing shot only to find that his eye was in for serious punishment. The shot boomed against the unsuspecting
looker which resulted in stoppage of play with Crane requiring medical assistance from water-pouring eye medic Stevie Hammond.
After about 3 minutes Crane was taken off and replaced by the Honz for the rest of the half.
As Crane went to look for a medicine cabinet, the remaining 6 players saw out the rest of the half with only one goal
conceded, ending 7-1 to the Towners.
At half time decisions had to be made about the one-man-down situation and Benny Brace bravely stepped up to offer his
handling services to Towners manager Rickee Murrell. 9 seconds later the Towners had already conceded 15 goals, only
In the second half things looked shaky as the Towners began to concede. Clawing their way back into the game, The
Shamoans took advantage of the wailing fitness of the Romford Town players, the injury and the worst goalie to ever play in
goal anywhere ever. ;) It didn't stop the wideboy though as he continued to crunch and kick Shamoan players reminding
them why they call him 'The Enforcer'. One incident found Lenny completely take out a Shamaon by slamming the unsuspecting
player straight into the Goals wall. After receiving a small warning from the ref Len continued his rampage, envoking
aggressive play on both sides.
Benny's efforts in goal were enough to keep a favourable scoreline for the Towners as their bit on the pitch. Peter
Claytons entrance into the Romford Town team for the first time ever had a been a worrying prospect for some players
but the gamble paid off as Clayton neatly kept the Towners out of trouble on several occasions.
As the final whistle went, concerned players bid fairwell to their injured keeper as he left early to get to hospital
and a more painful 4 hour wait. Crane, from all the players at Romford Town, get well soon son.