Monday, 2 October 2006

Burridge 5 - 0 Hythe

Burridge returned to winning ways and now find themselves in second place. Hotly tipped Team Solent - managed by ex-Saint Jon Gittens - lost to BTC, leaving Spartans as the only team in the division yet to taste defeat. Burridge's pre-match preparations were dealt a blow when they were forced to field their forth goalkeeper of the season after Sam Schwodler declared himself unavailable. Paul Andrews volunteered his services, and any nerves were soon dissipated by his appearance in the goalkeeper's jersey, stepping onto the field with the knowing gait of a Francesco Toldo, Gregory Coupet or Santiago Canizares. His sleeves pulled up casually towards his elbows reinforcing the image of a seasoned continental shot stopper. Standing at six foot three and neatly framed by the striking white uprights of the goal, he proceeded to position his defence with the strategic nous of Gary Kasporov at the chess table.

With the back door firmly shut, Burridge grew in confidence. By half time they were two goals up - both as a result of wide players getting in behind the opposing defence - a tactic championed by John Barnes in his rap cameo on New Order's 1990 single: World in motion.' It serves as a clear instruction that: You've got to hold and give but do it at the right time. You can be slow or fast but you must get to the line. They'll always hit you and hurt you - defend and attack, there's only one way to beat them: get round the back. Wise words, John. Wise words.

Lee Fielder - making his first competitive start of the season - was scorer of the first; Ben Hutton got the second, his first competitive goal for the club. Hythe managed to stem the flow of Burridge's attacks until Jaimie Hewitt weaved through to provide Fielder with his second of the afternoon. Skipper Kev Willsher got a rare goal when heading home a corner, and Bryn Schwodler kept up his goal a game ratio by drilling home a penalty kick. Can Burridge maintain these dizzy heights?


4-3-3: P.Andrews, M.Sanderson, K.Willsher, P.Dyke, L.Sanderson (M.Birks), J.Newman (G.Baker), M.Reeves, B.Hutton, B.Schwodler, J.Hewitt, L.Fielder (J.Schwodler)

21 comments:

Geoffrey Shafer said...

Thank you boys for restoring parody on saturday, luckily your performance and result meant i was able to contain my rage state that evening, no need to take my trusted combination of Thorazine, Librium, Xanax and Vicodin. I think the streets of Southampton were a safer place without my presence. Please keep up the good results as i don't want to go to that dark place again.

pete said...

Good result Sat and another clean sheet attitude was spot on from the start keep that consentration up.This is where our season starts,we have got some interesting cup ties and league fixtures against tougher opposition so we have got to be right on our game every match.Training at Wildern tomorrow night can you be there for 8.30 and we can do a some fitness work before the kick about.

benaldinho said...

great result saturday and the formation payed off!
i apolagise for the several thousand shots that werent even close but obviously trying to run down the clock(and if you believe that.......)i will bring me shooting boots a week sat,
like pete said we got some tougher games coming up now so concentration must be at an all time high. A win against spartans could put us top of the league depending on score line but as ive said b4 its ours for the taking!!! we play like we did sat n i cant c us not winning we held on to the ball better we used it better and with a little more composure (especially me!!) we can start gettin cricket score results! bryn stop fucking scoring that top goalscorer medal is mine!!!!
cu all wed.
p.s. to the boys living on archers road i live just round the corner now and would be gratefull of a lift to training and matches this season ive txt sandy but no reply yet but obviously would be stuck!
very grateful for any lift let us know asap
take it easy

benaldinho said...

sandy if you drive down ARCHERS ROAD and turn left onto BANNISTER ROAD heading towards THE AVENUE i will wait on the bend of BANNISTER ROAD at the entrance to COURT ROAD which is where i live now i presume you go that way towards Hedge End ill txt u l8r cheers mate

Mark Sanderson said...

Ok Ben, that's only two minutes from us.

Daren't give our home details out on the 'net because alot of my fans are very hot chics and I 'm tired of that dirty shenanigans.

We'll be swinging by at around ten past eight - see you on the corner.

Dykey said...

you two arranging dates again!

benaldinho said...

nice one sandy ill cu there just after 8
is that dykey gettin jealous theres plenty of andy to go round

benaldinho said...

sandy i mean my s is dodgy on keyboard at work!!

Mark Sanderson said...

If it wasn't for monogamous relationships we could share and share alike.

And Paul's moved into his new house. I shan't reveal his address for reasons I mentioned about myself earlier.

Dykey said...

Thats numberwang

iceman said...

Jesus, everyone is moving into new properties, i better get a move on and find that dream home of mine!

Saturday was pleasing, opposition weak but nice to get another five goals. I look forward to these tough games coming up, bring them on!

pete said...

good turn out @ training last night if that continues we will have to hire out Wembley each week when its completed of course.I am away next week and will not be @ training Wednesday i may be able to get Matt's dad to come along if he is available.If not put the work in as normal.I will be back on Friday so keep up the good preperation for what is going to be a big test of how far we have come against Spartans @ Green Park 14th Oct 2.30 ko.I will be selecting from the same 16 players involved against Hyhthe with the inclusion of Steve Froud & Sam Meanwhile have a good night out on Kev's birthday speak to you soon the gaffer

Benaldinho said...

Good training again last night nice1 boys, now with a week off lets make sure we hit the spartan's game running! we have to have a good warm up pre match to get the heart rate up b4 we start!
hopefully cu all fri nite 4 a couple'o'jars take it easy

Fred West said...

Hey, all these new properties, anyone need a patio doing??

Mark Sanderson said...

WEESSSTTTYY, you old swine. Something needs laying my old china, and though I wouldn't trust you with the babysitting I know you lay a fine patio. Is crazy paving still the thing - I'm never sure.

vincent said...

AFC HOP 4 - 1 TEST PARK
HYTHE AZTECS 0 - 2 BTC
SPARTANS 3 - 5 COMPTON
TEAM SOLENT 2 - 1 AFC SOLENT.

every team has now lost a game in senior 1. burridge afc currently in 3rd behind spartans and team solent, albeit with a game in hand. see ya.

GEORGE said...

Boomer needs to get in on the action otherwise he could get frustrated. He picks fleas from George, and that confuses him.

George's favourite Beatles song is probably I am the Walrus, but it chnages from day to day - yesterday it was Norweigan Wood.

JAY said...

I will need everyones money tomorrow, 7 people still owe from last week. If people want to pay in advance they can, i'll keep a record of it. I've just recieved an invoice for september and october. See yah at training.

JAY said...

I will need everyones money tomorrow, 7 people still owe from last week. If people want to pay in advance they can, i'll keep a record of it. I've just recieved an invoice for september and october. See yah at training.

Benaldinho said...

Any news on league fixtures after the 2 cup games??
any1 taking training 2nite? 5 min gameswith 1st goal winner worked well last week cu all there 2nite

the narrator said...

Boomer is a cause for concern. Very unpredictable. The staff think he needs a long term mate to settle him down.

Either that or injections.

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