Jake, Gary, Sean and Phil all unavailable this week, so a major reshuffle of the pack was required and we were down to a bare bones 7 players. Goose in nets, Stuart and Paul at the back, Mark, Joe and Matt in midfield with Andy up front. Quality opener from Seven Sinners, we pull it back to 1-1. Two more good strikes and a goal where we could have defended better saw us 1-4 down at half time. Bit of a different story in the second half, 2 good goals from us, Seven Sinners starting to look a bit rattled, until their sole striker takes the ball round Goose, Stuart stumbles, lands on the pitch and 'somehow' the ball knocked towards the back of an empty net strikes his arm and is deflected away. Controversy? Not really. Stuart sent off, free kick outside the box - the attacker was forced out of the area by Goose and Stuart's challenge and Stuart had his 'accident' outside the box. We successfully defended the free kick but conceded our 5th and final goal in the time he was off the pitch. Ah well, it's Redstar Fulwood next week.
Next game (25th January) - Redstar Fulwood @ 7.45pm
Season's fixtures and results
Thursday  night  superstars
The Don Caster-Rovers squad for Winter 2017 and Spring 2018:
Regular players - Gary Clarke, Jake Coupe, Stuart Dolphin, Paul Havey, Mark Heaney, Martin Hulley, Andy Livesey, Sean Pearson, Phil Rigby, Matt Smith, Joe Thomas and Andy Timms.
Emergency call ups - Mark Clinch, Jonathan Croft, Chris Heaney, Dave Hitchen and Josh Rigby.
The Don Caster-Rovers Management Team:
John ‘The Governor’ Gatheral and Mike ‘The Enforcer’ Rigby.
We're often looking for top talent that fancy 40 minutes of football on a Thursday evening.
If you're interested have a look at the page that shows where the games are played and contact me by email if you want more information.
It's a 3G surface; we play outdoors; 40 minutes (2 x 20 minute halfs); shin guards are compulsory; you must be a minimum of 16 years old; and the Leisure Centre dictate that it's guys only (sorry ladies). Kick offs are between 7pm and 9.15pm. Send me an email, now.
Penwortham Leisure Centre has now ‘signed up’ with the FA FULL-TIME League Administration system. This is a web based way of managing football leagues on-line and it allows anyone to check fixtures, results, tables etc.
The FA website link is here, go to Football Association League Administration page.
If you're an individual looking for a regular game on a Thursday evening and fall (roughly) into any one of these categories,
▪ keen and committed goalkeeper,
▪ no nonsense defender,
▪ inspirational midfielder,
▪ phenomenal forward.
Well, you're just the sort of fellow we'd like to meet. Even if you only partly fulfil one of the above descriptions, get in touch. Use the Contact page to send me an email.
Thanks, I hope to hear from you soon.
© 2017 John Gatheral