Wednesday 23rd September saw a keeperless 8 Narwhals travel the length of the Piccadilly line to face Enfield. The stats look like this:
Following an exceptionally cheeky nandos, we went to the game thinking we could be in with a shot of a close game… how wrong we were!! 6-0 down after the first quarter, and taking 3mins of the 2nd quarter before we scored, we struggled to make a mark on the game. Despite a brief rally in the 4th quarter, we finally succumbed 25-11. That being said, the 3 GB juniors playing for Enfield got 16 goals between them – take them away and we have an 11-9 scoreline. I claim the moral victory!! We had a few bad moments, but we certainly didnt deserve a defeat of that size.
Man of the match this week went to Gary for his great work retrieving the ball from the back of the net. He took on the job none of us wanted to do – yet when the increasing major count forced Tadija in goal, Gary used his energy reserves to get himself a goal and a major.
Fluffer this week was a close run thing. My favourite vote was for “the game”, but it finally went to Phil “Dribbler” Richards who tried a long range shot, only to see it land several feet in front of the keeper… Keep it up Phil!!
Moment of the match was awarded to me for my feigned innocence when accused of receiving a 3rd major. According to the match sheet I actually received 4 majors, but given that Holah was awarded none (and we all know he likes to collect majors as much as me) I think they may have mis-allocated the majors. Still, it seems everyone was quite keen to see me permanently ejected from the game… I couldn’t think why!!
Special mentions need to go to Chris Mann for his 1st goal (GOOOOAAAALLL) since returning from his shoulder injury, and to Tadija for picking up 2 goals. Also important to say that we picked up no maddy’s this week – although Stu was dangerously close to having a bad game (again).
Stats wise, Phil has jumped above Oggy in the goal charts – this looks like it could be an exciting final 3 months with only a goal in it. John and I continue to push for the Catas Trophy, the race is on!! Not much change elsewhere, but Tadija is threatening to race up the table, with 5 goals in the last 3 games!!
Until next time – Volo ego eram aptus