That really is an appalling accounting pun.
Anyway, it’s Monday, so that means only one thing. The match report from Saturday’s fixture against accounting goons PWC.
We returned to Fortress Wandsworth, where we welcomed back striker Diamo to the ranks. We have played 4-5-1 for the last two weeks – one week we won. One week we lost. The Cranager had a dilemma. And considering his brow is that furrowed all the time anyway, just imagine how furrowed it was this week. His face had almost disappeared into itself by Saturday lunchtime.
He perservered though and we went for the 4-5-1 formation, starting with Pembo in nets, Benny and Bjorn in the centre, record breaker JB on the right and Liam on the left. Phil started on the left with white-as-a-sheet Kenwyne on the right. Berry, The Cranager and returning Pano started in the middle with Diamo up top on his own.
The match started very slowly and nothing really happened for 20 minutes. I can guarantee that this has nothing to do with the match reporter turning up 20 minutes late. Absolutely nothing.
It was slow and sluggish and the midfield was more congested than Kenwyne’s sack, but we ploughed on until a ball over the top split their defenders and their nippy little striker was able to poke past the oncoming Pembotron to make it 1-0.
Fingers had a word with themselves and got the ball down, and before you knew it, we were level. Once again, the match reporter missed the goal as he was too busy tweeting updates – Hearny on the sideline confirmed he wasn’t watching the game, but following it on Twitter. I think Berry got the assist and Diamo poked home to the delight of his ENTIRE FAMILY… (literally four family members came to watch him)!
Pano then had a volley from 40 yards. It didn’t go in, but fortunately we captured it on film
So close…. so very close…
But a surging run from the Azzuri midfielder found Diamo on the left, who cut back and delivered a lovely ball for Berry to head back across the keeper and make it 2-1 at half time. Much better.
The second half was a scrappy affair. The finance geeks managed to draw level and following that, both teams had half chances to take the game. Phil put over a lovely ball and his replacement, Semipro Dave, had a chance a few minutes later. They had a goal disallowed for Offy S and few more chances came. Dewesy came on the right and whipped in a few balls, before dropping back to right back to allow the returning Barker (who, to be fair, spoke very little Barkage) to chase everything down the left. The defence stayed strong and JB should get a mention for a quality double tackle in the area with five to go.
It ended 2-2. Probably a fair result, but the team will have to pull their (gold)fingers out a little more to really mount an assault on the title. The league table still looks healthy enough. There is no game this weekend, so we will be reporting on how Fingers got on at Epsom races this weekend. Any tips welcome.