I wont be doing marks out of ten for each player this year but will try my best to mention something about everyone who played. I will introduce as well as MOM (above) a twat of the match award this year!
Well a new season, with a new kit (well sort of), new division and some new players but the most pleasing new thing of the season was the style of football. After 3 seasons of feeding the grey haired fox and defending very well, the attacking options and style of play was far more pleasing to watch and gives us more options as a team.
With Andy Kin and Gav Price making their Couer debuts and Rob Phillips starting his first season as a Couer player this allowed more quality within the starting 11 (RIP Tal and Karl Houghton the bench wont ever be the same again). Also with Richie getting his mrs pregnant he wants to be out the house more giving me a nice headache to have! (That being should I cough the baby is mine)
Anyway we were 3 - 0 within 30 minutes, as normal the silver haired fox opened the scoring and scored a neat goal cutting in from the left and selling a dummy to a defender before slotting into the bottom right hand corner. Andy Kinsella lead the line well with Danny, and came back for the Kingsford poor goal kicks and helped win the headers which kept them boxed into their own half for much of the first half. Andy got the second and third goals with two tidy finishes, one which seem to take ages to come down from a cleared Kingsford corner and he smashed it through a crowded box into the Kingsford net. Andy was unlucky not to get a hat trick as he slotted virtually on the line guarded by a Kingsford defender, but the ref called it right as the keeper was ahead of Andy and offside was given. Right on half time Peter recieved a ball on the edge of the box and struck it low and hard into the bottom right hand corner of the Kingsford goal, nice finish, which should have been the first of 3 for Peter but more of that later. The defence didnt have a lot to do in the first half but when they did they dealt with it well, some nice link up play between Cav and Gav down the right (who look like they are missing 5 mates and snow white)
Chris who played left back made some great runs and crosses from the full back position and gave Kingsford something think about inbetween worrying about Danny and Andy.
Half time 4 - 0
The second half wasnt as slick as the first, but thats to be expected in the first game of the season. Chances were made and far too many to write about or even remember. Danny tried to walk a few in and Andy didnt seem to get the space afforded to him in the first half but they continued to plug away and cause problems. With 30 minutes to go, Kev was brought on for Gav who had a solid debut, Kev went left wing with Richie going on the right and Cav going right back.
Danny made it five with a similar goal to his first cutting in from the left, but he did something the Kingsford defence didnt expect he shot early giving the keeper on chance. Peter made 6 with a goal finished also like his first albeit a bit more into the Kingsford box, nice assist by Danny on that one.
Peter has asked me not to mention his misses but one that has to be noted was an open goal from 2 yards out putting it over the bar, unreal, even I would have scored that, but after the misses in preseason, scoring 2 goals was a bonus, well done!
Then the crazy moment of match 6 - 0 up with 87 minuntes on the clock a nice ball crossed at head height in to the box, Andy Kin got nudged in the back caused Andy to scream ref (for the hundreth time) to be told "No", Andy shouted "Ref are you f**king blind" for the ref to say " I didnt hear that" to which Andy replied "Well you must be f**king deaf as well then", funny but stupid seeing Andy pick up his first ever red card (not having that by the way). On a side note Gary Bourne would like to welcome a fellow lunatic to the ranks, Andy has been reffered to anger management classes at the Dave Mortimor school of head the balls!
With the final minutes looking to be played out, the finish of game came from the fox to keep hold of his top scorer title, played one on one with the keeper he gently lobbed him from outside the box, great finish to complete his hat trick. One person not mentioned was Richie who never got on the score sheet and deserved to, endless running and created some of the goals, great performance giving Kingsford a headache bombing down the left and then right.
Full time 7 - 0
First game of the season I couldnt have asked for a better start, clean sheet different goal scorers, nice football, will to win and the defence looking solid. With several players to come back in the early signs are good, well done everyone, especially all the new lads who looked like they had been playing with us for years.
TWAT OF THE MATCH - ANDY KINSELLA - Quality way to get sent off on your debut
Next week Old English away who never played on Saturday so we dont know how they will be.
BREAKING NEWS...........While writing this Jay Boardman, Oaks captain from the first division has put in a transfer request as he wants to join the Couer revolution, all we need to do now is club together the £5 admin fee to release Jays registration to make him the most expensive signing in Couer history. Im hoping they will except, £1.50, a kit kat and Martin Somers, if not they can just have Martin.