Match Report

Saturday 31st August

Useful workout

Fail to prepare you are prepared to fail is the motto which sums up this game. Parms arrived 1 hour before kick off, changed in the changing rooms, had a good team talk and and good warm up with 16 players chomping at the bit to impress. By contrast Wood Green arrived 15 minutes before kick off changed on the pitch,no warm up, bare 11 and looked uninterested. Outcome 50 seconds on the clock Mike Diebelius got down the right and crossed to Franklin who lost his man at the near post to nutmeg the keeper 1-0. Wood Green then had a player sin binned for dissent and Parms added a second, Kelner fouled at a corner and Mike Diebelius bribed Foster to score from the resulting penalty. The third came from Mockler who capped an impressive debut by first hitting the bar then scoring. The summed up Wood Green with a defender back pass eluding the keeper for an own goal 4-0 at half time. The visitors grabbed a consolation early in the second half before Foster made it 5-1 then Franklin scored from 25 yards for 6-1. The best goal was the last Matt Diebelius went up front and a rare ability for 15 touches to control and set himself before curling a shot into the top corner something I’m sure he will keep reminding us of. Thanks to Baldwin who went in goal after a late cry on from keeper Holmes, get well soon Charlie keep taking the calpol.....