Marden Russets Mens 6th XI

Match date: 12/03/22
Opposition: Marden Russets Mens 6th XI
Home or away: Away
Result: 1-7
Scorers: Chris Jeffs
Man/ Woman of the Match We didn't really want to think about it
Match Reporter Steve Lipscombe

Thanks first of all to those who deputised in defence this week, including Pete Watt (in goal) and Phil Cole, coming in from the 3s. Unfortunately it was the worst possible week to choose as we came up against the best team we've played all season. Your correspondent heard the umpire say to the oppositon captain before the game, 'you've got a good side out this week' and indeed they did. This Marden 6s side was far better than the Marden 5s we came up against (losing 3-1) in January and they were easy winners. New Beccs struggled to get into the game but were stronger in the second half as they played less defensively, stretching the opposition a little more. Chris Jeffs scored a terrific goal in the first half to make it 3-1; Steve deflected a 16 yard hit onto Yuval who played Chris in brilliantly. The ball actually looked as if it had got away from Chris but he dived full length onto Yuval's pass to touch it past the keeper. Steve missed a good one-on-one opportunity with the keeper in the second half but it was slim pickings.