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New Mills Vets  5 a side football at the
Leisure Centre New Mills High Peak
17:30 - 19:00 every Sunday evening.
Come and join us, all you need is a pair of trainers and a dodgy kit and you're up and gasping for air.



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Sunday, March 5th 2017 : Strange old session down at the Leisure Centre tonight with only ten Vets on show. The first game was a tight affair played out like a chess game with both teams stringing together passes like Guardiola's City side. Goals from Rick Evans in particular keeping Mary's in touch with the Young Guns who had Dave Brown and Rick Westwood firing on all cylinders. Johnboy and Zsu Zsu Mastin were defending like good 'uns equally matched by Anthony Graham and Rick Pott. At 9-9 it could have gone anyway but when super striker Rick Evans got sight of the goal he fired in an unstoppable volley into the bottom corner to win it for Mary's Moaners. In the second game the Young Guns found that extra bit of zip and fired up by their 10-9 reverse they let rip into their opponents winning in a canter 10-2. This led to a bit of unrest in Mary's ranks and words were exchanged to the effect that this was no fun in spite of winning the previous game. The final game was a replica of the first but at 8-8 we elected for the golden goal. Up stepped young Rick Westwood who duly smacked in the winner for the Young Guns to end what I thought was a really good evenings footy.
Now then for the bad news, You remember Paul Smith who played 5 a side for a while - social worker- always wanted to arrive at 5.45 not 5.30 and struggled a bit to fit in.  Nigel Caldwell bumped into him in Christies this week - he looks a lot thinner and has been diagnosed with Oesophagus cancer which has spread to his hips and shoulders apparently, and is going through chemotherapy. He is only 50 and has a son of 7 years old. I'm sure all the lads wish him well and fingers crossed in his fight for recovery.
Better news for Nigel who tells me he is more or less over the knee ligament damage and hopes to return to footie soon. That's what we like to hear.

 Mary's Moaners
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Keith Mastin
Rick Evans

Graham Levine

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, March 12th 2017 : A welcome return this evening for Chris Todd , sporting a knee brace but moving freely. His team the Stollers set the standard this week . Un beaten in their first seven games notching up five wins and two draws. Chris Anthony having a blinder, scoring, defending and play making. Boom boys Rick Evans and Graham Levine lived up to their reputations firing home from long range. Ade Hewitt, timed some fantastic runs to be in the right place at the right time to bag a hat full of goals. Chris Todd was the glue that held the Strollers together, difficult to beat as keeper and deadly in front of goal. The Young Guns had a mixed night Dan Bailey the star of their team with some fabulous finishes. Rick Westwood and Anthony Graham were nursing hang overs but still showed quality. Rick Pott seems to be coming back to form, Knee strapped but helped himself to some cracking goals. Dave Brown fitted into the Guns seamlessly his old head tidying up in defence and setting up attacks.
This week’s whipping boys were the Moaners. It took the last kick of their 5th game for Chris Podmore to register their first goal. All five players were simply awful. They did however eventually beat both the Strollers and The Young Guns but not till the later stages of the night. An evening to forget for our five Sunday Regulars. So a rare Team of the Week award for the Stollers just about pipping the Young Guns .

Many thanks to our guest reporter for another top report. Sorry I missed this week, my grandaughters birthday in Poulton Le Fylde. Next week it's Liverpool at the Etihad so I'm afraid Chris Anthony and myself will be missing but it's all in a good cause.

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

 The Young Guns
Anthony Graham
Rick Pott
Rick Westwood
Dan Bailey
Dave Brown

 The Strollers
Chris Anthony
Chris Todd
Ade Hewitt
Graham Levine
Rick Evans

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, March 19th 2017 :A Dirty Dozen of Vets were on show this evening for a full on none stop session of 6 a side. The Young Guns looked formidable and started in their usual fashion scoring 5 without reply as the Moaners waited for the blood to reach their aging limbs. Rick Westwood smashed in the first, with Rick Evans and Anthony Graham whacking in two more. Dan Bailey slotted in number four, then Ade Hewitt turning on a six pence banged in the fifth. The Moaners did have shots on target but, Dave Browns goal keeping kept the Guns sheet clean.
After a fine run and one two with Paulo, Ronny Dooley crashed in the Moaners first, shortly followed up by his second in similar fashion. The game then opened up though the momentum was always with the Young Guns. Chris Todd and Chris Podmore scored consolations for the Moaners, but the Young Guns took the first game at a canter 10-6.
The return leg was one of the longest and toughest games we have had for a while on a Sunday. No quarter asked or given. The Moaners closed down the opposition at every stage. Chris Todd awesome in defence and Keith Mastin found room to score a couple of fine goals. Chris Podmore started things off then Ronny Dooley and Paulo each snatched a couple of hard earned net busters. Rick Evans let fly some boomers to keep the Guns in touch. Dan Bailey and Rick Westwood both got on the end of some superb moves created by Anthony Graham.
John Goodwin registered his first of the night after suffering some rough treatment for most of the evening. Blocks and interceptions by Anthony Graham and Dave Brown had the match locked for Twenty Minutes at 8-5 in favour of the Moaners. The pressure and effort put in by all players couldn’t break the dead lock. Ade Hewitt found himself with room to sneak in another for the Guns and it looked like the comeback was on.
A Herculean effort by the Moaners allowed Ronny Dooley to grab the penultimate goal. Shortly followed by a text book on the turn winner from Jonny boy Goodwin. Final score Moaners 10 Young Guns 7.
The lactic acid was in short supply for the final rubber. All the effort of the second game left the Moaners gasping like blown horses on jelly legs. Keith Mastin had the last word before the final whistle with a nice side footer. Just a pity his team were already Seven goals behind by then.
A few of the lads will be missing next week so we will need as many vets as possible to turn out …….“.City Boys, lets be having you !!

Superb report from our guest reporter. Hopefully all the Blue boys will be on parade next week. I'm hitting the Gym big style this week so hoping for an improvement in my ongoing condition - rock on...

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

 The Young Guns
Anthony Graham
Rick Evans
Rick Westwood
Dan Bailey
Dave Brown
Ade Hewitt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, March 26th 2017 : Down on numbers this evening as only eight of the boys dragged themselves away from the Mothers Day Celebrations and in Chris Anthony's case the England game. We did however end up with a really good ninety minutes of fast action and raw effort. The Strollers kicked off with a cracking pace to run Mary's Moaners ragged with The two Ricks and Graham Levine doing the main damage as I consigned myself to probing passes from the back. Cruising to a 10-7 win we set about the second game in a similar vein. This time we all joined in on the scoring act whist Mary's were playing a bit part with Ade Hewitt notching the odd goal or two, this time ending up 10-4. By then Rick Pott had appeared and slotted into the Mary's team making the final piece of an aging jigsaw. However their fortunes change with the extra man stretching The Strollers to the limit. The score was nip and tuck until 9-9 Ade Johnboy popped up at the far post and calmly slotted home the winner. The come back was inevitable as The Strollers valiantly strained every sinew to stay in the contest bravely hanging on at 8-8 but the Moaners weren't going to be robbed of their moment of honour and goals from Johnboy and Podders sealed the win. The game then petered out as both teams were running on empty and with Mary's leading in the last rubber we called time on an otherwise superb session.
Next week we should be back to full strength and no doubt we'll pull another crack session out of the bag.

 Mary's Moaners
Keith Mastin
John Goodwin
Chris Podmore
Ade Hewitt
Rick Pott

 The Strollers
Rick Evans
Rick Westwood
Graham Levine
Malc Hough

 

 

 


 

 

Sunday, April 2nd 2017 : The lads arrived in drib and drabs tonight eventually attaining fourteen in numbers and set about providing us with a super session on this sunny spring day. Mary's Moaners were tonight's top team going unbeaten in all but one of their games, that one being to the Young Guns who had Dan "The Man" Bailey firing on all cylinders. Mary's though were in splendid form having Paulo Garner and Ronnie Dooley in superb trim tackling and passing like Dutch Masters. Johnboy Goodwin weighed in with some important goals although he showed a complete lack of moaning, maybe due to the fact that his team were playing with some style and coping with their younger opponents. Anthony Graham held the Young Guns together and fired in a couple of spectacular strikes, one that whizzed past me like an Exoset Missile into the far corner off the post and crossbar. Rick Westwood moved around like a Strictly Come Dancer and popped in more than a few sizzlers on the way while Pottie did his stint in defence. As for my Strollers we did OK without setting the games on fire, we didn't manage a win but a few draws were well earned at the end of the day. Graham Levine ploughed a lone furrow in search of goals with mixed results. Chris Todd, Dave Brown and myself all managed to find the target although Gavin Kent couldn't get the ball past the keepers to save his life although they always managed to get a late touch on his goal bound efforts. Anyway the night belonged to Mary's Moaners who to their credit yet again turned out a full compliment of their squad - well done fella's and two Pensioners in their line up, can't be bad.
Next Sunday should see a full compliment of the City boys with Hull visiting the Etihad on Saturday for a traditional 3:00 kick off for a change.

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

 The Young Guns
Anthony Graham
Rick Pott
Rick Westwood
Dan Bailey

 The Strollers
Malc Hough
Chris Todd
Dave Brown
Graham Levine
Gavin Kent

 

 

 

 

Sunday, April 9th 2017 : Fourteen of the boys rocked up at the Leisure Centre tonight for what turned out to be a very mediocre session of five a side. Now mediocrity is a somewhat specialist subject for Mary's Moaners so it came as no surprise that the revelled in it this evening. Only losing a couple of games but drawing a good few was the sum of their success but to be fair you can only beat what is put in front of you and the bar was set pretty low on that front. Anthony Graham must have regretted that fag he sparked up in his car before tonight's proceedings as he was charged with being the main runner in his team, The Young Gun. He was definitely showing signs of distress at the end of ninety minutes after carrying myself and the tanned Chris Anthony who it seemed was still on the beach in Cyprus where he has meen for the last two weeks. Gavin Kent managed to get on the score sheet and made a nuisance of himself in defence twice hauling down Johnboy. Rick Potts main contribution was to get a full blooded drive in the nether regions which had him seeing stars for the best part of two games. The Strollers had mixed misfortunes but Zsu Zsu Mastin looked the part notching a fine double in one game to add to the couple he scored in others. Dave Brown put himself about recycling the ball to good effect well supported by Chris Todd and Graham Levine, the latter handicapped by a pulled muscle in his ankle - a trip to Tenerife next week should soon put that right. As for Mary's - Chris Podmore was on fire, ripping in the goals and tearing round the pitch like roadrunner, Paulo Garner nearly broke all the fingers on the hand I somehow got to the ball as he fired in an unstoppable shot from 10yards. Johnboy put himself on the score sheet a number of times and Ronnie Dooley stonked in a few. Yet again, a full squad for the Moaners.
Good Friday this week brings on Easter weekend and I'm afraid our management ie. Zsu Zsu Mastin mis-informed us that football would take place as normal this weekend. Sadly that was wrong
NO FOOTBALL ON EASTER WEEKEND  LEISURE CENTRE CLOSED - Football back on 23rd April

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

 The Young Gun
Anthony Graham
Rick Pott
Malc Hough
Gavin Kent
Chris Anthony

 The Strollers
Keith Mastin
Chris Todd
Dave Brown
Graham Levine

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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