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Sunday 22nd November 2015 : What a super session this evening with some quality games played by all three of the teams. First game on saw Mary's Moaners whoop the Young Guns 4-1, two goals from the lethal bandaged leg peg of Paulo Garner fair ripped into the corners past a bemused Malc Hough. Mary's Moaners set about the Strollers with the same gusto as in the first game but some stubborn defending coupled with fine goalkeeping from guest goalie Chris Todd ended in the game remaining scoreless. The Strollers continued the evening drawing a number of games but failed to achieve that elusive win although it wasn't down to lack of effort. Graham Levine was carrying a foot injury struggled to hit his recent goal scoring form. Newcomer, Polish International Frank Pleszak gave a good account of himself well supported by Dave Brown. Chris Anthony who scored four goals in one game last week, again found the net tonight. Mary's Moaners were now head to head with the Young Guns for the team of the week. Chris Podmore was banging them in for the Moaners whist Anthony Graham, Rick Westwood and Josh Mackie were all hitting the old onion bag for the Young Guns whist Malc was holding his own in nets. Johnboy was finding it hard to beat the keepers while our resident Scot, Ronnie Dooley produced probably the worst ever shot in the history of the Vets which threatened the very fabric of the ceiling. Chris Todd quietly distributed a flurry of defence splitting passes to add to a few stonking goals which helped the Young Guns to a couple of fine wins over Mary's Moaners to take the honours for this week. Overall though, a fine nights footy played at a furious pace with much to admire and the Introduction of our Polish player to add to the Irish and Scots of past and present - although in 26 years of playing Sunday night 5 a side we still haven't had a single black player grace our games although Chris Anthony comes close after baking on the beaches of the Balearics.

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

Strollers

Graham Levine
Chris Anthony
Neil McLennon
Frank
Pleszak
Dave Brown

Not So Young Guns

John Bates
Anthony Graham
Rick Westwood
Josh Mackie
Chris Todd
Malc Hough

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 29th November 2015 : Only 11 vets turned out in outrageous weather conditions to contest each other in another 5 a side challenge with Mary's Moaners facing off against The Not So Young Guns. First game on was fast and furious with the NSYG ripping into Mary's Moaners with great purpose. Anthony Graham and Josh Mackie were  cutting through the Mary's defence like a knife through I Can't Believe it's Not Butter. It was only when I started writing this report that I realised we were playing five verses six and the five were well on top. Second game followed the same path as the first with Chris Anthony playing like Davis Silva well backed up by Chris Todd. However, Mary's were beginning to get to grips with the NSYG with part time Vet Phil Butler (looking more like Phil Schofield by the day) rediscovering his scoring touch. The NSYG still closed out the game and set about Mary's in the third but were pulled up in their tracks as Paulo and Chris Podmore weighed in with goals of their own. The youngsters were beginning to tire and Frank Pleszak began to run mid field with some astute passing. Goals from Paulo Garner and Phil Butler wrapped up the third game and the forth took a similar pattern as Mary's pressed on with their advantage so, the evening finished two games each and everybody went home happy. Another Sunday and another cracking session, roll on next week.
 

Mary's Moaners
Zsu Zsu Mastin
Phil Butler
Chris Podmore
Paul Garner
John Goodwin

Frank
Pleszak


Not So Young Guns

Chris Anthony
Anthony Graham
Josh Mackie
Chris Todd
Malc Hough
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 6th December 2015 : December already and the 12 vets of Christmas turned out do battle in a six a side challenge. No Paulo for Mary's Moaners so Frankie Pleszak was drafted in to replace him along with Graham Levine who made up the six. The Young Guns had Chris Anthony, Dave Brown with myself drafted in as goalie. The Young Guns weren't messing about from the off with Rick and Josh hitting early goals. Chris Anthony was playing a blinder at the back not giving Mary's a sniff. With Anthony Graham spraying the ball about  for fun the Young Guns raced into a 7-1 lead the Graham Levine went down like a sack of lead with an injured foot. Unable to carry on he hobbled off in great pain. Then Zsu Zsu Mastin pulled a blinder and drafted in Dave Brown to replace him leaving the Young Guns a man light, just like last week. Mary's came back strongly with Ronnie hitting a wonder goal from wide on the left (wonder how he did it!). Another Johnboy effort followed and not long after Chris Podmore rattled one in. Had the Young Guns hit the wall? Not likely, goals from Chris Anthony and Rick Westwood (2) saw them home. The second game was more on the lines of cat and mouse, I was performing like the cat and Mary's were going down like a mouse. The five men were doing the business and a longer game ended up with the Young Guns winning 10-6. I have to say at this stage what an absolute pleasure it is to play in the Young Guns team, a sentiment echoed by Chris Anthony. The third game ended prematurely with the Young Guns leading 8-2 when Mary's Moaners threw in the proverbial towel. Still a super nights footy played in good spirit
Here's hoping Graham makes a speedy recovery from his injury, and on a more pleasant note, maybe next week we'll see the return of James Kemp.

Mary's Moaners
Zsu Zsu Mastin
Ronnie Dooley
Chris Podmore
Graham Levine

John Goodwin

Frank
Pleszak


Young Guns

Chris Anthony
Anthony Graham
Josh Mackie
Rick Westwood

Dave Brown
Malc Hough

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Sunday 13th December 2015 : Three teams contested for the bragging rights this evening . The Youth team just about topping the table, helped by the late addition of New Boy Lloyd Marshall,  Invited down by Mike Adrio as a secret weapon.( Yeah..Cheers for that Mike !!?? ) To say he made an impact would be an understatement, sporting an electric pink Stockport County shirt Lloyd soon fitted in with his youthful team mates. The Moaners and the Strollers had good wins against each other and both sides also defeated the Young Guns. As ever the night was entertaining. The Strollers started with a classic Chris Anthony OG bringing riotous applause from the gallery, followed by his super right footer at the right end later in the session. Phil Butler huffing and puffing like Lambert and Butler, scored a few tidy goals. Phil also unceremoniously upended Johnboy, putting him out of action, later than the number 22 bus.
Dave Pleszak treated us to an array of Polish dancing, a little Krakowiak, some Mazur finished off with a Polonez. Chris Todd ran the midfield and dished out his own style of medicine to all challengers crashing home some long range boomers to boot.  Rick Westwood captained the Stollers leading by example scoring some truly spectacular goals. He also takes home a few early Christmas presents on the shins courtesy of an over enthusiastic James Kemp.
The Moaners started well then faded badly. Ronny Dooley smashed in a few crackers. Keith Mastin also slotted home some important winners. Goal Scorer Johnboy turned provider setting Paulo up for two side footers. James Kemp returned after a long absence with an ankle injury. Running up and down the pitch at 100 mile an hour on the end of everything. The Young Guns brought the quality to the party. Josh Mackie once again ran things for the team, breaking the net with a vicious half volley the pick of his goals. Dan Bailey and Anthony Graham used their quick feet to good effect always available for as pass. Both were on target. Dave Brown had a funny turn, deliberately scoring an own goal in one game against the Stollers. Apparently to make a mends for a misdemeanour in an earlier fixture? When he was shooting in the right direction Dave made no mistake lashing in two or three of his now legendary finishes.
Last but not least Lloyd Marshall who had an impressive debut. Possibly a bit too good for our standard of football, don't worry we will bring him down to our level soon enough. He unleashed a shot into the net that left Johnboy counting his fingers and was on the end to finish a quite exquisite move between himself and Josh. Despite all these high lights a lot of tonight's Football was lack lustre by all three teams maybe the Christmas break will re charge our batteries.
Great to see Nigel Caldwell back to watch a few games after his Surgery. He was in good spirits and we wish him well for a full recovery over the coming months. Typically he is itching to play football. Also in the wars this week was Graham Levine wearing a Star Wars Storm Trooper boot to protect his broken metatarsal, which he sustained in last Sundays game. Malc Hough couldn't make tonight carrying a bad case of Man Flue. So get well soon mate.
Next week is the last game before Christmas so make sure you are there.

Mary's Moaners
Zsu Zsu Mastin
Ronnie
  Dooley
James Kemp
Paul Garner
John Goodwin

Strollers

Graham Levine
Chris Anthony
Rick Westwood
Frank
Pleszak
Chris Todd
Not So Young Guns

Anthony Graham
Dave Brown
Josh Mackie
Dan Bailey
Lloyd Marshall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 20th December 2015 : Twelve lords a leaping danced out for the last game of 2015. Graham Levine, acting as the partridge in a pear tree, due to his ankle injury watched gallantly, chorusing Christmas cheer on all from the directors box .

The first of our three Nativities brought joy to the world. Offering Forty Five minutes of furious festive football. Phil “Buttons” Butler got the first goal of the evening, pouncing on an error in the Scrooge FC defence. The Nutcrackers then doubled their advantage in a similar fashion. Richard Westwood artfully dodged round to pick pocket a goal for himself. What the Dickens was going on!!

Claymore wielding Scottish Spruce, Ronny Dooley, eventually got Scrooge FC out of hibernation. Setting up Chris Podmore, then scoring a few himself the pick of these a cheeky back heel. Richard Evans was also in Merry mood tonight and set about un wrapping the Nutcrackers. Popping up at either end to score or stop an attack. The Three Kings Josh Mackie, Richard Westwood and Anthony Graham were as ever amongst the goals. Many a golden touch, with a couple of splashes of mur, just a pity Frank incense wasn’t playing.

Veterans of many a Christmas past Keith Mastin and John Goodwin, both played like babes in the wood. Keith, as invisible as Jacob Marley’s ghost grabbing a goal or two. Jonny boy chimney sweeping the ball into the net.

As this Pantomime played out members of the supporting cast also got in on the act. Turtle doves James Kemp and Chris Anthony keeping the Nutcrackers on course, with tackles, saves and generous helpings of Christmas spirit.

So close was this winter warmer that the match was decided by a Golden Goal. A stray bauble from James Kemp, lands at the feet of Chris “ Happy Haircut “ Podmore, who makes no mistake handing Scrooge FC a 10-9 win.

The return fixture was played out in a similar fashion. All players tricking Old Father time into the belief he was watching an under Sevens match. It wouldn’t be Christmas without the Grinch and he made an appearance on the hour. Jonny Boy and Phil Butler tangled up like an old set of fairy lights exchanging verbal’s, both landing on Santa’s naughty list.

The Nut Crackers upped the pace and James Kemp, walking through the air got a well-deserved goal. Scrooge FC had to come from behind, but were out of luck. Either striking the post and bar or missing chances with the goal gapping like Christmas Pudding Paulo. Still they clawed their way back into it.The excellent Flying Scotsman Dooley and the Chain rattling Mastin bringing Scrooge FC within touching distance.

However Silent Night wasn’t far away. The Nutcrackers clever free kick was tucked in from close range by Star of David, Chris Anthony for a 10-8 Win.

Just room for a wafer thin mint, to end this gastronomic yuletide supper. Scrooge FC winning 4-1 as the sleigh bells rang ending the session.

No mistletoe, so only hugs , handshakes and fond farewells. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year see you all in 2016.

What a brilliant report by our guest writer. I can't think of a better report, ever! 
Sorry I couldn't be there but the end of a nasty bout of man flu was joined by an equally horrible chest infection, I don't think my germs would have been appreciated.
Anyway, many thanks for all your efforts in supporting the vets on the Sundays throughout the year, without you lot there wouldn't be any 5 a side. Also have a great Christmas and hopefully a fantastic New Year to each and everyone of you.....

Next 5 a side JANUARY 10th 2016

Scrooge FC
Zsu Zsu Mastin
Ronnie
  Dooley
Rick Evans
Chris Podmore
Paul Garner
John Goodwin


 The N
ut Crackers

Anthony Graham
Chris Anthony

Josh Mackie
Phil Butler
Rick Westwood
James Kemp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday January 10th 2016 : A New Year and a dose of 5 a side brought together three teams of contrasting abilities. Mary's Moaners playing a slick passing game, hurrying and scurrying like a team that has played together for a long time. The Young Guns, a quick passing high scoring team that looked like it had played together for a long time. Then the Strollers, a bunch of tryers that frequently gave the ball away and looked like they had just met up for the first time with a hapless goalkeeper that went home with a bad back from repeatedly picking the ball out of his net. In the first game the honour of scoring the first goal went to Rick Westwood who took a pass from the kick off controlled the ball and stroked it past a bemused Malc Hough (yes me) in nets. Now then, Rick is making quite a habit of scoring the first goal in the New Year, this is the third time on the trot he has achieved it - well done Rick. It looked like the Young Guns were going to dominate the session as they blew away the Strollers 7-1 in the that first game quickly followed by smacking four past Mary's. Josh and Anthony were running riot with Rick doing his usual dances round defenders. Rick Pott back from injury complete with a serious cold but plenty of action supported well. Mary's Moaners finally struck gold at their third attempt against the rampant Young Guns, Paulo doing some serious damage. Next game, the Strollers achieved a well deserved draw against Mary's Moaners, their only result on a bad night at the office. I think overall The Young Guns just about squeezed the team of the night. Mention must go to Frank who scored the majority of The Strollers goals, Paulo for whacking in a couple of his speciality long rangers and to all the Young Guns for some excellent football.

Mary's Moaners
Zsu Zsu Mastin
Ronnie
  Dooley
Chris Podmore

Paul Garner
Strollers

Neil McLennon
Chris Anthony
Malc Hough

Frank
Pleszak
Chris Todd
The Young Guns

Anthony Graham
Josh Mackie
Rick Pott
Rick Westwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday January 17th 2016 : Another bowser of a session between three well balanced teams picked by our leader Zsu Zsu Mastin. In fairness it was a toss up between Mary's Moaners and the Young Guns for the team of the night with both teams having Purple patches. Josh Mackie and Anthony Graham passed the ball with astonishing ease whilst Rick Zippy Westwood dazzled with his dribbling skills. Rick Pott directed from the back with great patience, is this the new style for the boy? Mary's had dashing Ronnie Dooley and Chris Podmore tackling like good 'uns and firing most of the bullets whilst Zsu Zsu and Paulo mopped up in defence and distributed the ball with gay abandon. The Strollers certainly played their part after a sticky start. Phil Butler added style and plenty of goals and linked very well with galloping James Kemp who covered ever inch and a bit more of the pitch. John Bates added a couple of blinders to add to Chris Todd's efforts. My goalkeeping went from the ridiculous to the sublime and back again but I did make a breakthrough by playing out of goal for one game and managed to net a goal in the process, on the way back maybe.
Finally the shock of the night, or maybe the season when I was awarded the Player of the Year Trophy for 2015. You could have knocked me over with a feather when Zsu Zsu Mastin announced it, my gob was completely smacked. For once I was speechless, I was left feeling somewhat humbled but, quite proud and grateful - nuff said except Thanks Boys, I'm well chuffed.

Mary's Moaners
Zsu Zsu Mastin
Ronnie
  Dooley
Chris Podmore

Paul Garner
Strollers

Phil Butler
John Bates
Malc Hough

James Kemp
Chris Todd
The Young Guns

Anthony Graham
Josh Mackie
Rick Pott
Rick Westwood

Sunday January 24th 2016 : Big news tonight was the arrival of Chris Podmore's baby daughter, born on Wednesday. I must say that I was always told that you don't become a man until you've had a daughter and I'm sure Chris is a very proud man now. Also, that makes Zsu Zsu Mastin a Grandad and as my three girls and a son have bore me seven grandchildren, I certainly know just how swollen with pride he is at the moment.
Chris celebrated his new arrival with a dominant performance at the heart of Mary's Moaners on their way to becoming the top team on the night with only one defeat.  They played with great purpose and at one point looked like they may just equal the Young Guns perfect night. That was until they came up against the fast improving Strollers who matched them stride for stride earning a 1-1 draw. Phil Butler has improved the Strollers  to great effect with his eye for goal and quality passing along with James Kemps all action performance. Neil McLennon did his back during the latter stages which allowed me to make three appearances out of nets - coming on nicely. The Young Guns were strangely out of sorts tonight although they had their full squad out with the return of Dan (the disappointed Red) Bailey. As the night wore on the injuries increased first Chris Todd then James Kemp and finally Ronnie Dooley the Flying Scotsman who hit the deck face first - a nasty bang which slowed him down somewhat. Anyway, hopefully all will return next week for more of the same except for Phil Butler who is off Skiing in the lower Alps. Once again, Congratulations to Chris and his lady on the birth of their baby girl.

Mary's Moaners
Zsu Zsu Mastin
Ronnie
  Dooley
Chris Podmore

Paul Garner
Dave Brown

Strollers

Phil Butler
Chris Anthony
Malc Hough

James Kemp
Chris Todd
Neil McLennon
The Young Guns

Anthony Graham
Josh Mackie
Rick Pott
Rick Westwood
Dan Bailey

 

 

 

 

Sunday January 31st 2016 : With the transfer window closing in 24 hours transfers between the squads were rife tonight seeing Paulo Garner move to the Streakers for a small fee, Rick Pott moving to the Creakers on a free, Malc Hough signed for the Young Guns on a 1 week loan deal and Chris Podmore's agent negotiated a move to the Young Guns to add a bit more pace. So the games kicked off with a 7-1 mauling of the Creakers by the Young Guns who then set about the Streakers in a similar manner but with just a 4-0 drubbing this time. The pattern stayed the same with myself keeping a clean sheet in goal for 4 more games until a stunning own goal started the rot. Mike Adrio was having a blinder for the Creakers treating us to some of his brilliant dribbling skills and nifty passing. Lloyd Marshall making his second appearance was busy probing and using the ball intelligently and linked well with Proudy who was making his first showing since 6th Sept 2015. Meanwhile the Young Guns suffered their first defeat with The Creakers getting it together with goals from Dave Brown and Mike whilst Josh Mackie replied for the YGs. Ronnie Dooley did a Pottie during the latter stages but not as bad as last weeks when his meeting with the deck registered on the richter scale, breaking a tooth in the process. Well the night belonged to the Young Guns who did lose a second time to the Creakers but the damage had been done by then. It remains to be seen if the transfers are ratified by our leader Zsu Zsu Mastin who was missing this week, nobody noticed 'til the end when we wondered who to pay!!
Could be a bumper week next week if we all roll up and the missing few return to the fold - where the hell is Johnboy?

Creakers
Rick Pott
Ronnie
  Dooley
Chris Todd
Mike Adrio

Dave Brown

Str
eakers
Lloyd Marshall
Chris Anthony
Keith Proudfoot

James Kemp
Paul Garner
The Young Guns

Anthony Graham
Josh Mackie
Malc Hough
Chris Podmore
Dan Bailey

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday February 7th 2016 : It was just one of those nights tonight when we were blessed with 18 vets for our weekly bash. So, six a side was the order of the event with three well selected sides by our old Cockney hippie leader. First on were Mary’s v The Young Guns who were soon put to the sword by the slick movements of the Moaners. Next on were the Strollers who were dispatched in similar fashion by the Popes squad who were looking pretty awesome with Mike Adrio giving us a master class in passing and finishing. Things were looking good for the Pontiffs team who had James Kemp galloping round like errrr....James Kemp! Ronnie Dooley was hitting the net for a change instead of the basket ball hoop and Paulo Garner was directing the orchestra from the back. New dad Chris Podmore was up and down like a Mexican bean whilst father in law Zsu Zsu was magic (he kept disappearing). But things had to come to an end and when Lloyd Marshall popped up in nets on the hour the tide turned with a well fought out draw. Llhoyd was unbeatable in goal sticking out his legs like Stretch Armstrong to keep Mary's at bay. This was followed by another drawn game against the Young Guns although my goalkeeping was just the opposite to Lloyd's. However Josh Mackie and Rick Westwood rifled in the goals to peg back Mary's in a 2-2 draw. Other notable performances were Proudy's double against the Young Guns, Chris Anthony's Silva'esque passing and James Kemps hat trick of fresh air shots.
No footy for Chris Anthony, John Bates and myself next week as the Etihad Beckons for the battle between Spurs and City, COME ON YOU BLUES........
 

Mary's Moaners
Chris Podmore
Ronnie
  Dooley
James Kemp
Keith Mastin
Paul Garner
Mike Adrio

Strollers
Lloyd Marshall
Chris Todd

Chris Anthony
Keith Proudfoot

Rick Evans
Dave Brown
The Young Guns

Anthony Graham
Josh Mackie
John Bates
Malc Hough
Rick Westwood

Rick Pott

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday February 14th 2016 :Valentine’s Day had reduced our number to Ten .Still these players had enough Love left over for a Chocolate coated 5 a side Fondant. The first game looked to be going the way of the Old Flames 7-9 up and cruising. The Young Lovers then found extra heart to draw level and completed a win courtesy of a dubious goal. Rick Pott banging in the 10-9 winner after Keith Mastin’s controversial equaliser.
The second match saw the Old Flames give the Young Lovers a taste of their own medicine. Lloyd got his engine going, Mike Adrio’s twinkle toes started twinkling and Rick Evans rockets began rocketing. The goals started flying in, In reply Richard Westwood and Josh Mackie bobbed in a super solo effort each.
However it was slim pickings with Paulo and Ronny marshalling the Old Flames defence. Goals from every player sealed the second leg 10-4.
The third contest between these ten undateables was won almost single handed by Lloyd Marshall who ran himself into the ground. If he wasn’t scoring then he was laying on chances for Mike and Ronnie  to plonk the ball in the back of the net. As ever Chris Podmore was amongst the goals for the Lovers but not quite on the same wave length as his new team mates this week.  The contest finished with another exhausting 10 -2 win for the Old Flames.
Ten to Seven and still time for more football, saves, chances, tackles, tumbles, moans, misses, laughter and lethargy. All that was needed for a 2-1 golden goal victory to the Flames. The winner coming from you’ve guessed it ……. that man Marshall again.
Very entertaining nights football played in the true spirt of the game . Let’s hope for more of the same next week ….S.W.A.L.K.
Whilst suffering a Clattenburg disaster at the Etihad today a good game seemed to be had by all at the Leisure Centre, as usual our guest writer cobbled up a superb write up - many thanks. I was lucky to catch up on two of our injured vets this week, first of all Steve Gerrard who is battling hard to regain the full use of his dodgy knee and hopes to make a come back very soon. Next the inspirational Nigel Caldwell who has had such a serious illness but after various rebuilding of his face and nose after cancer he is in good spirits. In spite of the gravity of his treatment the guy is hoping for a come back and is working on his fitness. At great risk of a ball smacking him in the face he insists that a comeback is a major priority in his rehabilitation and it is to his great credit that he can even contemplate this - good luck Nigel, I'm sure all the lads are behind you.
 

Old Flames
Lloyd Marshall
Mike Adrio

Paul Garner

Ronnie Dooley
Rick Evans

The Young Lovers

Josh Mackie
Keith Mastin
Rick Westwood

Rick Pott

Chris Podmore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday February 21st 2016 :Only eleven good men and true to battle it out for the honour of top team on the night. As it worked out it was six men against five with the Young Guns being a man light. This however didn't stop them from taking a 6-1 lead with an exhibition of super fast passing, excellent goal scoring and a fair bit of quality goalkeeping. In spite of this, the legs began to tire and as fatigue set in so Mary's took advantage with Rick Evans the main instigator whacking in his now customary thunderbolts. A Super game ebbed and flowed right to the end and with the scores locked on 9-9 up stepped the Cockney Hippie, Zsu Zsu Mastin to fire in a fizzer which I fluffed completely by palming it into my own net. So first blood to Mary's Moaners and after the first game lasted an hour the second was all over in fifteen minutes with the extra man a telling factor. The Young Guns were weakened to such an extent that even Rocket Ronnie was firing 'em in. The session ended with a first to five which was a non event with The Young Guns dispirited, pity really as they started off so well playing some brilliant stuff. Still next week is another week although the numbers will be down with Myself, Chris Anthony an John Bates all going down to Wembley for the League Cup Final and Anthony Graham and Rick Evans both tele watching their Liverpool lot.

Mary'sMoaners
Keith Mastin
Mike Adrio

Paul Garner

Ronnie Dooley
Rick Evans
James Kemp

The Young Lovers

Josh Mackie
Anthony Graham

Rick Westwood

Rick Pott

Malc Hough

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday February 28th 2016 : Just ten warriors tonight, with competing attractions at Wembley and elsewhere, so the cards were shuffled a little before teams were settled. Mary’s welcomed back Johnboy after his adventures in Thailand, and recruited Josh Mackie to help reduce the average age profile. This diluted the yoof squad a little, and although they had Dave Brown and Chris Todd by way of compensation they never really fired during the evening despite some tampering of teams late on in the evening, when the Chris’s were swapped. Matches were tight, though, with some excellent team play with Josh particularly shining, but at the end of the day the moaners walked off with the honours.
 
 
Moaners: Zsu Zsu Mastin, Johnboy Goodwin, Ronnie Dooley, Chris Podmore, Josh Mackie
Yoof: Chris Todd, Rick Westwood, Danny Bailey, Dave Brown, Rick Pott
 

Sunday March 6th 2016 :Mothering Sunday and enough Sons escaped to the leisure centre to make up three teams. The initial games ended in the same result each team beating the other by one goal. So there would be no unbeaten run for anyone tonight. Aide Hewett made his first appearance of the season and soon showed he had lost none of his finishing prowess. Joining Josh Mackie , Rick Westwood and Rick Pott in a Skilful Mothers of Invention side.
The Moaning Mothers team was back to its usual squad. John Goodwin turning out for his second run of 2016, soon linked up with his old comrades Ronny Dooley and Chris Podmore. Scoring some important goals along the way.
Team of the week were The Tough Mothers , no quarter asked or given. Mike Adrio and Lloyd Marshall feeding the bulldozing running of James Kemp and Rick Evans. Dave Brown’s excellent performance in defence and between the sticks added to this formidable force. In the last half hour The Tough Mothers spanked their opposition with back to back 5.0 wins.
The Mothers of Invention fell away quickly once Rick Pott’s Knee injury reoccurred adding to Josh Mackie’s ankle and Rick Westwood’s groin strain complaints. Keith Mastin and Paulo defended doggedly throughout the evening but it wasn’t enough to stop the Tough Mothers once they had built up a head of Steam. Malc Hough watched proceedings from the gallery and vowed to be back next week..
Sorry for the delay in posting, hosting company was down. Brilliant report from our guest writer, as usual. Hope to be back next week.

Moaning Mothers
Chris Podmore
Ronnie
  Dooley
John Goodwin

Keith Mastin
Paul Garner

Tough Mothers

Lloyd Marshall
James Kemp
Rick Evans
Dave Brown
Mike Adrio

Mothers of Invention
Josh Mackie
Ade Hewitt

Rick Westwood

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