Walkers (Premiership) (awaiting report)
Peter Davidson (acting manager)
Bracknell Town 1 – 1
Cherwell Strollers 0 – 0
Aylesbury United 1 – 0
Oxford United 0 – 2
Wokingham & Emmbrook 0 – 0
Hornets (Championship) (report by Glenn)
The TVL Autumn League is now up and running excuse the pun! With two new teams added to the Championship.
This will not be a long report because 4 of the 5 games ended 0-0.
MK Mad Walkers 0-0
Highworth Town 0-0
South Reading 0-0
Each game had the same pattern. We had the majority of the ball and played in the oppositions half but unfortunately were unable to score.
I was informed after the games the opposing teams said we are the best footballing team in the Division so the best way to play against us is to defend and try and hit us on the break. At least we now know how the teams will play so it is up to us to break them down.
Now the 5th game against Godalmin, one of the new teams. We lost 1-0 in a very disappointing result and performance. Again we had more of the ball but were unable to create many clear cut chances. Then we switched off for their goal which is very unusual for ourselves.
So not a great start but we now know what we have to do. With three meets remaining I am sure we can turn this round.
Amigos (Division 2) (report by Andy)
I would like to start this report with a big thanks to AC and JK for collecting me and dropping me home, I absolutely loved being the armchair manager and being with good company.
What a great day of football the Amigos had!
On arrival we noted that there were new teams in our league, Hurst FC, South Reading Allsorts and Charter School we knew little about the teams other than watching them during warm up.
Hurst 0 – 0
Hurst were a decent side, but we started slowly and looked a little rusty, we made Hurst appear to be the better side, as the minutes ticked off the A’s settled and began to play a more expansive passing game and had several good chances that we were unable finish. Considering our poor start nil – nil was a good point.
Wycombe WFC 0 – 0
Wycombe turned up with only 5 players and had to be supplemented by other players from the other teams. whatever the result we took the points. Wycombe played well, defensively, and once again we struggled to take our chances. Another disappointing result for the Amigos, as once again, we were the better side.
South Reading Allsorts 0 – 2 Steve M 2 goals
It was quite clear, having watched the Allsorts, this was the weakest of the teams in our league. Despite their apparent weakness the Allsorts were initially able to frustrate the Amigos. The Amigos settled and played some great football releasing Steve M who clinically placed the ball in the goal, twice, giving the goalkeeper no chance. A well-deserved result due to the quality of our play.
Charter School 1 – 0 (Steve ‘The Bear’)
This was the Charter Schools first competitive tournament, but watching them you would never have known, they appeared to be a well drilled side. Overall, we were the better side playing some nice passing football. Chances were limited but our best chance was well taken by SD (first touch of the ball) after an inspired substitution by AJ. We continued to boss the game with some delightful defensive display by KL, AR, JK and manged to get the result we deserved.
Cherwell Amblers 0 – 0
Another strong side who have been playing together for some time, well drilled and difficult to beat. Not a game for the purist, but our defensive prowess remained strong and our game management saw the Amigos gain a well-deserved draw.
Overall no goals were conceded, and we remain unbeaten. Player of the day, for his hard work and clinical goal scoring Steve (‘silky skills’) Moss. To a man this was an excellent day out, all playing well and with the right attitude.
Enjoy the game, Jenks
Division 2 Table
Editors Note: Wycombe played their 1st game v Cherwell with only 4 on field players due to no-shows, and were easily beaten 3-0. It was agreed that they added a goalkeeper from the other squads to make the remaining games competitive which they did (including using Julian in goal twice), but on the basis that the results for the day were conceded. The published table therefore appears to be in error and we await clarification.