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Sunday 30th November 2014 : After weeks of odd numbers it was a welcome return to five a side this evening .Chris Podmore and Chris Anthony returning from sunnier climates along with new boy Ronnie making an impressive debut. The new look Moaners produced some of their best football of the season tonight. Playing a high octane cocktail of slick passing with gut busting energy. Ade Hewitt set the tone with a fabulous long range strike and an impish poachers finish. Chris Podmore and James Kemp then added a brace each . The Young Guns, caught in a hail of shots could barely venture out of their own half. Rick Westwood finally got them on the score sheet as the Moaners struggled to find a winner. Eventually Paulo threaded a weighted ball to John Goodwin who completed his hat trick and put the first game to bed 10-6.

In the Second game the Young Guns raced into a 7-2 lead. Anthony Graham adding to Dave Brown and Chris Anthony’s early goals with Rocket Ronnie banging in an arrow of a shot. However this was no ordinary Moaners team , sleeves , shorts and socks were pulled up and the comeback started. Goals shared evenly amongst the players levelled the scores . A proper five a side goal then demoralised their opposition. Ade role out to Paulo, up to Jonny, back heel into the path of James Kemp who slotted the ball into the corner of the net. Chris Podmore then completed this amazing comeback with two solo efforts. 10-7 to The Moaners. The third game was by far the closest with Ronnie using his slide rule passing to set up goals for the rest of his team, along with netting a few himself. Rick Westwood smashed in a well-deserved hat trick. But with scores locked at nine all Paulo broke out of defence to tuck away an un likely 10-9 winner.

Game four was similar to the game two, but there was to be no comeback this time. Chris Anthony’s shot returning off the wall into the path of Rocket Ronnie who dispatched the ball into the net securing a hard earned 10-7 victory for his shell shocked teammates. James, Ade, Chris and Jonny were outstanding for the Moaners this evening, one of those freakish nights where everything came off. The Young Guns will no doubt lick their wounds and return to settle this score next week.


 Mary's Moaners
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Chris Podmore
Ade Hewitt
James Kemp

 Young Guns
Anthony Graham
Rick Westwood
Chris Anthony
Dave Brown
Ronnie Dooley

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 7th December 2014 : Back from my Canary Island training camp, I couldn't wait to get to grips with another 5 a side footy fest at the Leisure Centre. Also returning were Malc Stubbs first appearance since 20th July and Rick Evans, who last appeared on 24th August. Both acquitted themselves well considering the breaks they've had. Another debutant, John Bates was thrown in at the deep end, I think he'll certainly know about it in the morning, hope it doesn't put him off. Once again the Mary's Moaners were the top team losing only two on a night of classy encounters with all teams having their moments. Chris Podmore and James Kemp were the main cogs in the Moaners engine although Johnboy, Evans Above and Paulo all  played their part. The Young Guns flattered to deceive winning a game in great style then strangely inept in the next. Ade Hewitt the Glossop Bomber did his best to keep the goals flowing and Anthony Graham added a few beauts but, they visibly tired towards the end. My team, The Cruisers, were like the Young Guns lacking continuity, winning a few, drawing a few and losing a few but battled on regardless. Chris Anthony took on the scoring responsibilities but thanks to a combination of fine saves (mainly from Rick Evans) and wayward shooting we were never at the races. Chris Todd and Ronnie Dooley worked their socks off in midfield but overall we were a team under construction.
Great to see a decent turn out after a few lean weeks, here's hoping for more of the same next week. 

 Mary's Moaners
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Chris Podmore
Rick Evans
James Kemp

 Cruisers
Malc Stubbs
Malc Hough
Chris Anthony
Chris Todd
Ronnie Dooley

 Young Guns
Anthony Graham
Rick Westwood
Ade Hewitt
John Bates

 

 

 

Sunday 14th December 2014 : Decent turnout tonight as twelve of the lads turned up for a six a side joust. In a game of four halves the contest ended two games a piece in a furious end to end challenge. The Bruisers were well up in the first match but persistence paid off as the cruisers came back to take the spoils 10-9 with Josh Mackie and Anthony Graham taking control of mid field. Rich Westwood was banging them in from everywhere, scoring at will. Ade Hewitt was also finding the net for the Bruisers at an alarming rate of knots. In the second game, Rocket Ronnie came to the fore winning the ball and sticking it in the Haggis bag to again give the Bruisers a healthy lead. However. Dave Brown and John Bates forced the Cruisers to draw level at 9-9 and once again snatch it 10-9 at the death.  The third match saw Chris Anthony and Chris Podmore taking over the scoring responsibilities as the Bruisers chanced their arm against the rampant Cruisers. Johnboy and Paulo both did their bit in keeping the Young Guns in check allowing Ade and Ronnie to pick off the Cruisers 10-8. At this point the Cockney Hippie, Zsu Zsu Mastin arrived and took over the refereeing duties and with a fair amount of bias towards the Bruisers resulted in another defeat for the Cruisers 10-9. In spite of this we had a really good evenings footy played in good spirit.
Christmas Dates : Next Week 21st Dec, usual time - Sun 28th, NO GAME  - Sun Jan 4th 1:00 - 2:30 providing we get a decent turnout so shake off those Xmas and New Years pounds by rocking up for a game with the boys.

 Bruisers
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Chris Podmore
Ade Hewitt
Chris Anthony
Ronnie Dooley

 Cruisers
Josh Mackie
Malc Hough
Dave Brown
Anthony Graham
Rick Westwood
John Bates

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 21st December 2014 : Short report tonight as I feel really rough with a serious bout of old man flu. Three teams tonight with Mary's Moaners taking the honours overall. All the team linked well and the goals were spread throughout with Paulo and Ronnie bangin' in the most spectacular ones. The Young Guns battled away, Anthony Graham making the most impression. As for my team Chris Anthony was the main man looking very Silva-esque. Josh Mackie also made his mark with some very slick passing.

May I wish all the lads a very good Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year.  After Xmas we will be presenting the player of the year trophy.

We have decided to miss the game on 4th January due to lack of numbers - No Game Next week - The next session will be January 11th 2015 - every one will be expected to turn up in nice new kits bought for you as Christmas presents.

 

 

 

 Mary's Moaners
John Goodwin
Ronnie Dooley
Paul Garner
Chris Podmore
James Kemp

 Cruisers
Malc Stubbs
Malc Hough
Chris Anthony
Chris Todd
Josh Mackie

 Young Guns
Anthony Graham
Rick Westwood
Dave Brown
John Bates

Sunday 11th January 2015: Back at the Leisure Centre after what seemed an eternity after the Christmas and New Year celebrations when we got the chance to run off that alcohol and turkey we'd been stuffing our faces with for the last three weeks. Mike Adrio made a welcome return, last appearance July 6th 2014 and Terry Jackson returned from a long term injury. What have the following got in common? Gary Sharp, Ian Lemonzic, Myself, Bryn Meredith, Steve Hart, Keith Proudfoot, Nigel Caldwell, Matt Pink, Mike Adrio, Chris Podmore. Answer - they've all scored the first goal of the new year and tonight it was strongly contested again in the first game of 2015. The honour went to Rick Westwood in a repeat of last year when he also whacked in the first. The games were quite even over the ninety minutes but it was Mary's Moaners who took the honours with a splendid session in which we saw James Kemp peppering the goals in, Paulo marshalling his troops with great distinction, Ronnie Dooley bossing mid field and Podders covering every blade of the err.  floor.  Johnboy's contribution was to score some crackers of his own plus in between deck young Rick Westwood and to actually deny touching him, the stud marks in Ricks back said different. My Cruisers and the Young Guns were just off the pace but plenty to admire - Josh as usual played with some style and Rick banged in a good few goals, Rick Pott made his first meeting with the floor at 5:40 just ten minutes in. As for my lot, Mike and Ade took on  scoring responsibilities although Ade had a bit of a Ballotelli night, the two Chris's was always busy and I had a bit of a mare but all in all a decent nights footy. Ade, Rich and Ronnie sported new shirts, Ronnie's a vintage 1972 St Mirren number (see the Picture) plus a neat City outfit on Potty. Couple of factoids - Nigel Caldwell made his Debut on this night in 2004 and Tony Moore became the first over 60 player this week in 2006.

Player of the Year trophy will be presented on 25th January 2015

 Mary's Moaners
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Chris Podmore
Ronnie Dooley
James Kemp

 Cruisers
Ade Hewitt
Malc Hough
Chris Anthony
Chris Todd
Mike Adrio

 Young Guns & Terry
Dave Brown
Rick Westwood
Josh Mackie
Terry Jackson
Rick Pott

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 18th January 2015 :

Another good turn out this Sunday, 14 souls braved the ice and snow in an effort to trim those Christmas waste lines and re-live their days of youth .Last week’s Moaners remained unchanged but started the night with five straight defeats. The frame of the goal rescuing their opponents in many of these clashes. The Youth came out of the blocks the quickest, Rick Pott banging in some beauties early doors. His team was well balanced, Dave Brown and Malc Stubbs defending like Trojans, with Rick Westwood chasing down every ball, Anthony Grahams cool head dictating the play. They looked invincible at times. The Strollers brought them down to earth soon enough, with the Mike Adrio in superb form almost single handed destroying the opposition. His team mates benefiting from those charmed  Velcro boots. Chris Todd and Nigel Caldwell grateful for Mikes threaded passes and scoring with ease. Ade Hewett completed this quartet, the old sniper back on form hitting the onion bag with some classic Linekeresque finishes. The Moaners eventually put a run of wins together Ronnie Dooley and John Goodwin grabbing hat tricks. Chris Podmore and James Kemp back to their usual gut busting selves both amongst the goals towards the end of the session. Our illustrious leader Keith Mastin returned to  Referee the last game between the Moaners and the Youth decided in the dying seconds by a long range Paulo strike. Excellent night of Football with some memorable goals, Rockets from Ronnie and both Ricks, super side foots from Anthony, Dave and Ade, but the pick of the bunch a Mike Adrio solo , running the length of the pitch, twisting and turning past every defender , finished off with a delicate chip into the net. Not much between the lot of us in the end but, the Youth were hailed this Sundays team of the week.

Many thanks for the guest report, must say that I think myself and Chris Anthony would have been better turning out for the vets as City's performance was woeful. However, back next Sunday when the player of the year trophy will be presented.
 

 Mary's Moaners
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Chris Podmore
Ronnie Dooley
James Kemp

 Strollers
Ade Hewitt
Nigel Caldwell
Chris Todd
Mike Adrio

 Young Guns 
Dave Brown
Rick Westwood
Anthony Graham
Rick Pott
Malc Stubbs

 

Sunday 25th January 2015 : Sixteen bodies turned out tonight to play a fast and not too furious session of five a side. The strollers kicked off by racing into a 2-0 lead against the Young Guns but when I lost possession to Rich Westwood they got back into it when the boy gratefully lashed the ball into the net. An equaliser quickly followed and so the pattern was set for a number of drawn games for my team. Ade Hewitt was looking sharp and James was getting through a shed load of work. Mary's Moaners were hit and miss with Ronnie Dooley grabbing a few tasty finishes to go with his fine mid field play. New player Graham Levine was also enjoying himself netting some blinders. For the Young Guns Anthony and Rick Evans were the main strikers although goals did come from the rest of the squad including a couple of bobblers from John Bates. All in all a pretty even session with no outstanding team, a night when football was the only winner.
After the session James Kemp was presented with the Player of the Year Shield, a worthy winner in my opinion. Last years winner, Nigel Caldwell advised James that the burden had laid heavy in his years tenure.
                        

Had an email from Bryn Meredith wishing the lads well and also one from Steve Hart which included these lines :

Miss the 5 a sides so much. Due to get 2 knee replacements soon!
Give my regards to the lads. Wish I could still play!

 Mary's Moaners
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Chris Podmore
Ronnie Dooley
Graham Levine

 Strollers
Ade Hewitt
Chris Todd
James Kemp
Chris Anthony
Malc Hough

 Young Guns 
Rick Westwood
Anthony Graham
Rick Pott
Nigel Caldwell
Rick Evans
John Bates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 1st February 2015 : Blimey February already, the clock seems to be speeding up at an alarming rate of knots. Seriously good session this evening with all three teams leaving their mark on a well fought out 90 minutes of close games. Mary's Moaners just about shaded the top team tonight losing only one game to my team, The Strollers. We had Proudy back and together with Ade Hewitt and Graham Levine formed a quite strong backbone to our team but with too many drawn games we were just off the pace. Mary's Moaners on the other hand had goals flowing throughout their squad with Player of the Year James in particular popping in some corkers. Young Chris Podmore was tackling like a demon on heat whilst Ronnie and Paulo ran the show from the back. The Young Guns had their moments with Anthony Graham scoring some belters early doors, before the Bensons and Hedges took their inevitable toll. Rick Pott had three spectacular falls that left him battered and bruised but that I suppose is par for the course these days.  Last word has to go to Chris Podmore who turned out in luminous yellow trainers - bit gay I thought!!

 Mary's Moaners
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Chris Podmore
Ronnie Dooley
James Kemp

 Strollers
Ade Hewitt
Nigel Caldwell
Graham Levine
Keith Proudfoot
Malc Hough

 Young Guns 
Rick Westwood
Anthony Graham
Rick Pott

Josh Mackie
John Bates

 

 

 

 

Sunday 8th February 2015 : Having watched my beloved City on Saturday slip to a miserable 1-1 draw I have to admit the wheels have dramatically come off. Unfortunately my 5 a side team find themselves in a similar position drawing too many games and struggling to find the net. It's not a matter of poor players although I didn't do the cause much good tonight. In Ade, Graham, Keith and the two Chris's we have good players but tonight we were disjointed and unable to create   more than a few quality moves throughout the session. No such problems for Mary's Moaners or The Young Guns who both played quality fluent passing football throughout the evening. Outstanding performances from both teams with both teams coming out equally on top at the end of the night. Good to see John Goodwin finding his scoring touch and stand out quality from Mike Adrio. Rick Evans has come back a better and more relaxed player after his long lay off and John Bates has found a niche in the Young Guns line up. So overall a blinding session played in good spirit and we look forward to more of the same next week when hopefully my team will feature at a higher level.
 

 Mary's Moaners
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Chris Podmore
Ronnie Dooley
Mike Adrio

 Strollers
Ade Hewitt
Chris Anthony
Graham Levine
Keith Proudfoot
Malc Hough
Chris Todd

 Young Guns 
Rick Westwood
Anthony Graham
Rick Evans

Josh Mackie
John Bates

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 15th February 2015 : Back to six a side tonight with 16 rocking up at the Leisure Centre for our weekly footy fest. Mary's Moaners continued their upbeat run of form in which Ronnie Dooley and Paul Garner excelled passing and tackling like good 'uns. Nigel Caldwell replaced James Kemp and slotted in just like he was a regular. For the Strollers it was a huge improvement on recent weeks with Keith Proudfoot, Ade Hewitt, James Kemp and Graham Levine all linking well to form a formidable mid field. The Young Guns had the pacey Rick Pott back in the line up and he defended well and gave his usual support up front. Anthony Graham as always was the main threat and true to form he wellied in his fair share of goals. As for the team of the night there wasn't much in it so I think I will call it a drawn session.

 Mary's Moaners
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Chris Podmore
Ronnie Dooley
Nigel Caldwell

 Strollers
Ade Hewitt
Chris Anthony
Graham Levine
Keith Proudfoot
Malc Hough
James Kemp

 Young Guns 
Rick Westwood
Anthony Graham
Rick Pott

Josh Mackie
John Bates

 

Sunday 22nd February 2015 : A football jamboree tonight as a record nineteen of the boys turned up to play Seven a side soccer for the first time ever. It sounds crazy but it worked, the teams got to grips with the lack of space and made a great job in the circumstances. Again there wasn't one particular side that came to the fore but all in all it was a super session which saw the return of our Cockney Hippie leader Zsu Zsu Mastin. The old boy even managed to score the goal of the night when he lashed in a dipping volley from distance past Anthony Graham in nets. Mary's Moaners were always on the front foot with the excellent Ronnie Dooley netting some blinders. Chris Podmore also had a fine night driving on his team mates from mid field. The Young Guns were unusually a touch under par although Josh Mackie and Dave Brown both made a good fist of things. As for my team the Strollers, we are really starting to gel. Graham Levine managed to score two own goals but in general was hugely influential in both attack and defence. Goals in general came from all the team and but for two late defeats would have taken the team of the night title. Good to see James Kemp wearing the famous old Brown Coventry City shirt again.
 

 Mary's Moaners
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Chris Podmore
Ronnie Dooley
Nigel Caldwell
James Kemp
Keith Masti
n


 Strollers

Ade Hewitt
Chris Anthony
Graham Levine
Mike Adrio
Malc Hough
Chris Todd

 Young Guns 
Rick Westwood
Anthony Graham
Rick Pott

Josh Mackie
John Bates
Rick Evans
Dave Brown

 

 

Sunday 1st March 2015 : Not a good week for my glorious Blues going down to Barcelona and Liverpool, both 2-1. Guess the wheels have come off and so the rollercoaster is on the downward slope. Still there's always the challenge of the 5 a side to cheers us up on a Sunday evening and this week we had what can only be described as a gud un. The Strollers started off badly but after a couple of games got their act together to play some excellent football. With some great passing and move football they out thought the opposition and definitely more than held their own. Graham Levine powered forward and netted some fine goals and with the security of myself and Chris Todd defending resolutely leaving Ade Hewitt and Chris Anthony with space to work openings. The Old Guns produced some good results with John Bates whacking in more than his fair share of goals to add to Rick Westwood's strikes. Rick Pott added to his gallery of tumbles with some spectacular eye watering falls. A.N.Other a debutant had quite a success between the sticks but also ended up on his arse on more than one occasion mainly due to unsuitable footwear. As for the Mary's Moaners they had a mixed night. Starting off like a house on fire they faded badly as the evening wore on. James Kemp misfiring like an old banger and Chris Podmore running into blind alleys snapping and snarling wasting the silky skills of Paulo Garner and Ronnie the flying Scot Dooley. Johnboy took over as the moaner in chief and Zsu Zsu Mastin took to hiding in nets. Overall though a really good session where everyone gave 100% or more in a very keenly fought ninety minutes.

 Mary's Moaners
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Chris Podmore
Ronnie Dooley
James Kemp
Keith Masttin


 Strollers

Ade Hewitt
Chris Anthony
Graham Levine
Malc Hough
Chris Todd

 Old Guns 
Rick Westwood
Rick Pott

John Bates
Dave Brown
Nigel Caldwell
a n other

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 8th March 2015 : Down to fourteen vets tonight as Proudy and Ade chose to attend the Liverpool and Blackburn game. Proudy's Rovers came out on top with a great draw at Anfield with the better chances on the day, they live to fight on. Back at the Leisure Centre we were treated to an outstanding performance from the Young Guns who  came so close to wining all their games. Playing fluent passing football they absolutely dominated the session from  start to finish. Only block on their copy book was a defeat to Mary's Moaners who played the perfect game with Johnboy terrific in nets. Chris Podmore and James Kemp provided the goals that prevented the Young Guns from becoming the first team in 26 years to win all their games in one full 5 a side session. Anthony Graham and Josh Mackie dictated the mid field while Rich Westwood provided most of the finishing. Unusually Rick Pott managed to stay upright for this session and concentrated mainly on defending and spraying the ball about rather well. Mary's Moaners in the mean while were left to concentrate on their games with the Strollers and maybe just about nudged it. Paulo led from the back whilst James Kemp and Chris Podmore scurried about up front. My Strollers started off poorly but got their teeth into it as the session went on, Graham Levine and Dave Brown showing up well. The two Chris's huffed and puffed and myself, just huffed. So another blinding session where we mostly stood aside whilst the whirlwind that was the Young Guns ruled the roost - well done to them.

 Mary's Moaners
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Chris Podmore
James Kemp
Keith Mastin


 Strollers

Chris Anthony
Graham Levine
Malc Hough
Chris Todd
Dave Brown

 Young Guns 
Rick Westwood
Rick Pott

Anthony Graham
Josh Mackie

 

 

 

 

Sunday 15th March 2015 : Mothering Sunday reduced the number of vets on show to 11. Many of us deciding to perform on the pitch like old women in celebration of the day. The Moaners drafted in Chris Anthony as an extra man in the hope of reducing the odds against  a formidable Youth line up. A fully fit Rick Pott, a bang in form Josh Mackie , Clinical finishers Rick Westwood and Ade Hewitt bolstered by the hard tackling never say die Dave Brown. The first game was won in the end by the Youth 10-9, a cruel rebounding effort smashed in by Rick Westwood the difference between the teams. The Moaners looked to be  cruising . John Goodwin and new striking partner Chris Anthony slotting home neatly worked goals from the steady supply of passes from Ronnie Dooley and Paul Garner. Down the flanks James Kemp and Keith Mastin also amongst the goals. In the end fine goalkeeping and some wayward finishing cost them dear.

A similar result in the second game , though this time the Youth were turning on the style and running the Moaners ragged . Passing moving at speed every shot finding the net. Ronnie Dooley put in a shift and scored a hat trick of solo efforts to stem the flow . James Kemp hitting the deck more times than Rick Pott in his valiant attempts to stop the onslaught. Some dubious refereeing decisions also helped the Youth on their way and they eventually took the second game 10 -7. Time enough left for a quick foot balling lesson, rubbing salt into the tired out Moaners open wound. Thankfully the big hand on the clock reached Seven before the last match could be decided.

Outstanding performers this week Ade Hewett and Rick Pott. Man of the match however was un sung hero Dave Brown.

 Thanks to our guest writer for this report. Sadly I missed this epic session due to a rather nasty shin injury but hopefully I'll be back in action next Sunday.

 Mary's Moaners
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Ronnie Dooley
James Kemp
Keith Mastin
Chris Anthony


 
 Young Guns 
Rick Westwood
Rick Pott

Ade Hewitt
Josh Mackie
Dave Brown

 

 

 

 

Sunday 22nd March 2015 : Fourteen of the lads turned out to provide an interesting session of 5 a side tonight at the Leisure Centre in a three cornered joust of lung busting action. As usual the Young Guns set a seriously fast pace taking the first game against the Old Strollers with consummate ease. They followed up with another demolition job on Mary's Moaners leaving us all gasping and fearing the worst. After another thrashing dished out to the Old Strollers it was Mary's Moaners who eventually brought them to an abrupt halt with a sterling defensive display. With Johnboy having a blinder in nets and Zsu Zsu Mastin together with Ronnie Dooley shoring up the defence, Paulo Garner and Chris Podmore kept the Young Guns busy at the business end earning them a fine 0-0 draw. This relaxed the Strollers and after a couple more games they beat  the Moaners and held The Young Guns. Some fine strikes followed with Anthony Graham grabbing a superb solo effort and Ronnie Dooley hitting a stonker from his own half. Chris Anthony grabbed a brace in the final game against the Young Guns and came mighty close to a hat trick, Josh Mackie was a constant scorer hitting some beauty's. All in all a very good session played to the max with hardly a bad tackle in sight.

 Mary's Moaners
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Chris Podmore
Ronnie Dooley
Keith Mastin


 Old Strollers

Chris Anthony
Nigel Caldwell
Malc Hough
Chris Todd
James Kemp

 Young Guns 
Rick Westwood
Rick Pott

Anthony Graham
Josh Mackie

 

 

 

 

 

To all Moaners, Strollers and Young Guns. Paulo is 50 years young this week and his wife and family are not letting him go quietly. You are cordially invited to join him for a drink , a bite to eat and generally take the micky ……….. Saturday 28th March – 8 Heather Falls , off Godwood Road, New Mills SK22 3GA. … 6.30 pm till late.

So if you are at a loose end on Saturday or just on the way to the pub, I’m sure he would be made up to see you.

If you want more info or send him a text – Paulo’s Mobile number is 07584 630449.
 

Sunday 29th March 2015 :Tonight’s game was overshadowed by the sad news that Malc Hough has suffered a heart attack. However his sense of humour is still intact judging from the text he sent James Kemp. “ Get well soon Malc, and much love from all the lads “. This week’s geriatric session saw three teams compete for team of the week. Dave brown joined the Moaners for the evening slotting in well and netting a winner. The strollers included the returning Malcolm stubs bringing his infectious style of play to the Leisure Centre. The Young Guns were unchanged and immediately went on a formidable winning streak. Rick Pott and Rick Westwood banging in the goals with Josh Mackie once again in outstanding form. Anthony Graham using his full box of tricks to embarrass his opponents.

“The Enforcer “ Chris Todd and his Strollers stopped the rot with their defensive game plan , holding the frustrated Young Guns  to a  0-0 draw.

Then followed  it up with a narrow win against an off colour Moaners team. A combination of the excellent finishing of Chris Podmore, Ronnie Dooley and John Goodwin eventually saw the Moaners string some wins together and come closest to beating the Young Guns in a thrilling 3-3 draw.

Ade Hewitt and Chris Anthony got the full Silent assassin treatment from Jonny boy. Both taking a tumble on the tiled surface. Paulo netted his first goal as a 50 year old but was clearly worst for wear after his night of merriment. Goal of the night was from Rick Westwood , an unstoppable run at speed from box to box ending with a wicked curling finish. On a night when we were treated to some crackers from almost every player.

It is probably only a matter of time before Team of the week the Young Guns  win all their games in one session. But not tonight ladies…

 Get well soon Malcolm , we miss you and your team needs you. Hope to see you soon. If the New Mills Vets can help with anything at all just let us know and we will sort it. 

Tonight’s Teams – YOUNG GUNS – Rick Westwood, Josh Mackie, Anthony Graham, Rick Pott
                                     STROLLERS – Chris Todd, Chris Anthony, Ade Hewitt, Malc Stubbs ,James .       
                     MOANERS – Paul Garner, Ronnie Dooley, Chris Podmore, Dave Brown , John Goodwin, James Kemp

 
 
Sunday 12th April :

The Manchester Derby only slightly effected the turn out this evening 11 opting for playing  the game ahead of watching the game. We decided to chance an old verses Young encounter which turned out pretty good in the end. The Young guns raced into a 7-1 lead in the first of three competitive contests. Josh Mackie and Anthony Graham once more turning on the style and crashing in the goals. Richard Westwood and New on loan Striker Chris Podmore also finding the net with some spectacular shooting. Rick Pott was a regular on the score sheet too from impossible angles. The old boys finally woke from slumber  and began to use their extra man. James Kemp and Ade Hewitt slotting home. Then Ronny Dooley and Dave Brown made the score line respectable , but not enough to win the game . First blood to the Young Guns 10-7.

The re – Match was more of a challenge for the Youth. The old boys worked harder and closed down better. Even so Rick Westwood and Josh Mackie scored some memorable team goals and solo strikes. This time though fate favoured the Old Boys. Dave Brown and Keith Mastin solid in defence , James Kemp covering more ground than a race horse. Paulo managed a couple of side footers and Rocket Ronnie was smashing them in from anywhere. Ade Hewitt also found his magic scoring touch. Chris Podmore , Rick Pott and Anthony Graham put up inspired resistance but their side eventually submitted to a 10-8 defeat.

The Final game of the evening ended in a thrilling 8-8 draw that man Dooley getting the all-important equaliser. A worthy out come and a proper good  night of five a side football . Once again our thoughts are will Malcolm Hough who we wish a speedy recovery. 

YOUNG GUNS – Rick Pott, Anthony Graham , Richard Westwood, Josh Mackie and Chris Podmore. 

OLD BOYS -   Keith Mastin, Ronnie Dooley, Dave Brown, Ade Hewitt, James Kemp and Paul Garner.

 

Sunday 19th April : A Dirty Dozen mixed it up this evening contesting one of the longest games we can remember. The first clash lasting just short of an hour. Won by the Irresistibles  10 – 7 . Similar to last week they set off at a canter. Anthony Graham sweeping in the pick of the first few goals. Gunners Mackie and Westwood were also firing on all cylinders. Mr Pott re kindled his love affair with the court surface bouncing off the tar mac on several occasions. Chris Todd was solid in his role as Enforcer, with Jonny boy “The Assassin” Goodwin dishing it out to his former team mates.

The Expendables just wouldn’t give the game up Chris Podmore and Graham Levine scoring in style with James Kemp finishing off an excellent team goal. The engine room of the team was Ronny “ Irn Bru “ Dooley creating , tackling , huffing and puffing. For all his hard work though the Irresistibles squeezed out a worthy win. The second leg was all about the “Silver Fox” Graham Levine, his clinical finishing either side of some super Dooley and Podmore strikes propelled his team into an unassailable lead. Graham must have got at least a dozen of the Expendables goals including the winner. They defended a lot better too, Dave Brown and Paulo blocking and closing down their frustrated opponents. Within twenty five minutes the Irresistibles were dispatched  10 -3. and the revenge was complete. Just time for a small one which the Expendables  were winning 3-1 before the landlord called time.

A good old blood and guts encounter tonight played in the Corinthian spirit. Long may it continue. 

IRRESISTABLES – Josh Mackie, Chris Todd, Anthony Graham, Rick Pott, Richard Westwood ad John Goodwin. 

EXPENDABLES – Ronnie Dooley, Dave Brown, Chris Podmore, James Kemp, Graham Levine and Paul Garner.

 
 

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