Cheshunt Tournament(a) – 28-Jan-18
Cheshunt Tournament(a) – 28-Jan-18 (report by Richard)
A double tournament weekend! After the success of the Watford mixed gender squad yesterday, Watford Friendly team attended the Cheshunt 7 team 7-a-side round robin tournament this afternoon. A late withdrawal from Rushden was followed by an SOS call from the organiser Jonathan Sands for an additional team and referees! Gary amazingly rounded up a team of what ended up being a full 9 to enter as Watford A, us being Watford B. With Kevin already guesting in goal for us, Jonathan (Cheshunt 1st team keeper) guested for Gary.
Stats as follows:
Watford Friendly (B)
Played 6, W0 D4 L1, goals For 1 Against 2 (Pat Morrisey top scorer!)
Very competitive games with 3 0-0s, a 1-1 where we led for a while, and a tight 0-1 loss to the Watford A. Unfortunately, the 3pts win, 1 pt draw did not help us so we came 6th. We had two goals disallowed for allegedly “running”, however the ref is always right. I can say that as I helped Jonathon out by refereeing 4 matches when not playing. The team was rotated regularly such that everyone played in every game for at least a half, most racking up total playing time of 5 games out of 6. I know this because my legs are throbbing…goodness know how Andy is after yesterday as well!
Alan Cutter (accidental transfer from the Friendly squad!)
Jonathan Sands (guest keeper)
The team played with a fixed 4 and rotated other positions to keep a strong team. This paid off well with 4 wins, 2 draws and no losses. Unfortunately I was not counting the goals scored but rumour has it Howard scored more than one – he did sneak the one that beat us which several thought was in the area (?). These results were enough for them to win the tournament!
So a big Watford weekend, 2 tournaments, two trophies!
Congratulations to all our winners.