Watford Over 65s Debut! 09-Feb-19

09-Feb-19 (report by Alan Cutter)

On Saturday, Watford’s over 65 team (aka Watford Old Masters), played their first ever game – against Barnet.

Whilst a majority of our members are over 60, we only have about 7 or 8 who are over 65. Nevertheless, we put out a team of 7 to play a very strong Barnet team, who I later found out, have not even let in a goal, in their last 6 games!  With 2 guys making their debut for the club, welcome Colin Seals and Graham Willerton, it was always going to be a tough ask and so it proved.

Watford Over 65s
Alan Cutter
Alan Read
Colin Seals
George Ferrar
Graham Willerton
Ken Littleboy
Pat Morrissey
Paul Currie

We passed the ball around nicely at times but, as is often the case with Watford teams, we rarely troubled their goalie. Barnet had 2 very good attackers who constantly gave us trouble. After a hard-fought game, played in a great spirit, we suffered a heavy defeat losing 6-0. Taking the positives from the game, we won’t play many better teams and the only way now is up! Double training sessions from now on!!!

I would like to thank Bill for his excellent refereeing. From memory, there was not 1 issue of running and hardly any for contact. Both teams were a credit to their clubs.

Thanks to all who played and to Richard M for arranging the fixture. 

POSTSCRIPT

Just a note to let you all know that Colin Seals, a friend of Ged’s who has just recently joined, took a tumble while playing for the over 65’s yesterday and has broken some ribs! He will be out for at least 6 weeks.

An unfortunate reminder for us all that, as we get older, we are more vulnerable to injuries and need to be careful and adhere to the non-contact ethos of the game.