Sunday, 2 December 2007


Saturday 1st December

There were no blue jeans tucked into red football socks on the sidelines today. A prior engagement was keeping the Burridge gaffer Pete Lyons away from Gang Warily in Blackfield, so he couldn't see if his lads could turn over Sporting Wessex, as they had done by a goal to nil earlier in the season and maybe get some foothold on third place in the table.

So Pete made a call to his old sparring partner Birksy. They'd played together in God knows how many games during their hay-day back in the eighties, when a splash of Brute still counted for something. Birksy couldn't make it either, but his boy could. So Mat got the call and he'd have played alot more games for Burridge during the two years since he signed up if it hadn't been down to plain bad luck with injuries.

Don't think he's standing trial for pinching a jar of pickles from the local greengrocers, but still he's off to Australia to start a new life. He's already finished at work, so there'll be no more knackered sprockets or oil changes on Nissan Primeras for a while.

Standing at five-foot- eight, wearing two days stubble and never too keen at having his picture, alongside Lee Fielder who that can't be said of. The caretaker-manager partnership watching Burridge toil away on a slick green top, occasionally counter-attacking on the open spaces the wide playing surface provided. The only goal of the game came from Wessex midway through the first-half, about the same time Jamie Hewitt was forced off with a neck spasm. Burridge continued to play with spirit but chances of equalising faded with the light to winter darkness.

B.Stanfield, J.Schwodler, M.Sanderson, K.Hewitt, L.Sanderson, G.Baker, J.Hewitt (M.Reeves), J.Newman, R.Kelly, S.Schwodler, S.Hewitt


pete said...

unlucky saturday from what I can glean was a laclustre performance away @ windy Fawley with some team juggling before ko which does not always help.Durley @ home on Sat see you all Wednesday.Sporting have started to pick up some points lately and have now beaten sec and third in the league lets hope they beat freemantle too!When we played them earlier in the season they played better than a bottom of the league side.Thanks Matt for filling in.the gaffer

Emerson Marks said...

"Lacklustre?" I disagree.

Yes, Wesssex deserved to win - they had more chances and no, we were unable to really test their keeper, but we still had to work all over the pitch.

fields said...

yeah i'm with mark there.. i don't think it was lacklustre at all. the pitch was ma-hoosive and poor sam hewitt ran his socks off up-front in the first half.

we could have sneaked a goal towards the end but it wasn't meant to be. justin was good though..

Emerson Marks said...

Justin was amazing. Especially on Friday night.

Anonymous said...

The fa have changed the fixture on Saturday we are now playing Durley away 2pm ko.I will let you all know details after I have spoken to Barrie.the gaffer

Anonymous said...

As this will probably be the last blog of the year I would like to wish you a happy xmas and prosperous new year.Thanks for all your support see you training on Wed 2nd 8 pm to run off some of that turkey.have a good one.the gaffer

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