The tight game was worrying at some
moments as a team that finished bottom of the league last season never gave up in their pursuit of the win. Steadfast defence and tackling created a barrier, which was difficult for Romford Town to break down. Starlet Roger Westwood wasn’t having none of it though as he fought fire with
fire. Crunching into unbelievable tackles and always coming out with the ball,
‘dogs’ was on top form as he passed off to other Towner players then ran forward to join the attack and create
It was the Honz and his win-wanting
temperament that helped steer him towards feats of excellence as he defended with trademark crunches into opposition players,
hoping to leave some dead or at the very least requiring specialist medical attention.
The pre-game bullshit of the lazy goals
ref meant that for the first 15 minutes both teams were playing in red kits making it difficult to separate the two and be
completely sure that passes were made to the players on the same team. Still,
Romford Town are the absolute fucking greatest so what do we care? Either
way, one of the San Miguel subs went to reception and got themselves some lovely blue tops which meant they were playing in
the opposite colour of red so they had to be killed. Apparently.
The Crane returned to the fray this week
and ‘brought game’ to his performance with a flurry of excellent trademark saves.
There were moments when Cranes concentration lapsed; one incident saw Rickee Murrell in the right back position pass
across the front of goal to the waiting Stu Pac but the ball never made it. A
San Miguel interception resulted in the pass and Crane could do nothing about it. Cranes
mistake. Not Murrells.
The flow of the game continued seamlessly
into the second half, as the game remained tight and testing for the Towners. The
game required the best of the boys, DMK using his skills once again to find himself in space enough to shoot after receiving
a fine pass from hunky player Rickee Murrell.