Post match review
3rd of October, 2020
Mid Sussex Division One – MVFC 2s 3-4 Buxted
It’s not as fun or easy to write about defeats but here we are, for the second week on the trot with me making rubbish jokes and jibes about another MVFC 2s defeat. It was good to be back at home with the pitch being conducive to the style of football we (try to) play and not having to play on a field previously used for cow grazing and village fetes.
One of the biggest issues this season seems to be getting a settled side as 4 new signings registered within the week all made their debut taking our running total to 27 players used in just 5 games. Bob, a versatile jack of all trades signed in partnership with the Spanish Manish syndicate was in Goal. Rudwick started up front with Yamah on the wing and Ryan Wilson on the bench.
I’m not really too sure what happened as we found ourselves 2-0 down at Half Time, with two forced substitutions due to injuries to Humphreys and Yamah. Before we could gather our thoughts we were 3-0 down with just 15 seconds on the clock of the second half. I can’t be bothered to describe the goals conceded, so my apologies to Buxted. They all equal one anyway.
Another one bit the dust as the lively Wilson, who had come on for Humprheys, also got injured on 55 minutes. If COVID doesn’t get you, playing for MVFC 2s will!
Then the team must’ve drank some of that special juice Bugs Bunny gave to the team in Space Jam as they decided to press, fight for the ball and attack with intent. Jake Burton scored a penalty to make it 3-1 before Buxted went 4-1 up against the run of the play. A Lee Middleton curling ripsnorter from the edge of the area made it 4-2 and the Thumb continued his impressive goalscoring ability as a super sub, lobbing the keeper after being put through from Trish’s 40 yard wonder pass in the 90th minute. Too little, too late.
My friend Jason turned up for the last 40 minutes (to sample the Erdinger) and it’s worth quoting him “how were you 3-0 down in the first place? You’ve been by far the better team since I’ve been here and play some lovely football.” Good question.
Special mention to Tonka who’s generosity knows no bounds. Spent £60 of his own money on a lovely new match ball …. Only to smash it into the trees never to be seen again due to his Toblerone boots.
MOTM – Jake Burton