Sunday, 13 January 2008

DURLEY 2-1 BURRIDGE AFC

Saturday 12th January 2008
Durley Rec


At present Burridge are in fourth place in the Southampton Senior Division. Let's rewind to their training session at Wildern school on Wednesday night.

“It’s still in our own hands, lads,“ said Burridge gaffer Pete Lyons. “All we gotta do is hope Freemantle lose a couple of games."

Wise words. Words uttered by the same man who come 10:46 on Saturday evening was involved in ugly scenes at the Bugle in Botley. It’s been rumoured that a restraining order is in place to keep Lyons’ well away from not only pub juke-boxes, but any such appliance for fear of exposing his musical tastes to the public. He could have been forgiven for 'Against all Odds' by Phil Collins, but not for Kenny Gee and once Lyons' put down his pint and proceeded to use his right thumb as the mouth-piece to perform air saxophone, he succeeded only in including the deaf in the full horror of it all.

Drink had been taken. Not just in celebration of returning father to be Bryn Schwodler's twenty-ninth birthday, but maybe to drown out the earlier result. A third straight defeat. Burridge would have hoped to have turned over Durley, who before kick-off sat in tenth place. The first half performance reinforced this belief.

Justin Newman using every tuft of hair to flick home Jamie Hewitt’s set piece and it should have been more. Sam Schwodler looked more comfortable curling a right footer over the bar from distance than racing clear through on goal. In hindsight Sam Hewitt seemed better placed to score if he'd squared the ball, but as a forward Schwodler was entitled to shoot. Unfortunately for him he opted for a chip the Durley 'keeper gathered comfortably.

They were unable to build on this in the second half. Durley hitting back with two unanswered goals. The equaliser came straight through the middle and the winner headed home from a corner on the left. Burridge's only proper attempt was from newly introduced Bryn Schwodler, who shot over from long range. They remain in fourth place, which perhaps they should be grateful for. Bishopstoke and Netley probably don't realise that promotion means a good shoeing all over Millbrook from the likes of Spartans, Nursling and Bush Hill, who can all play, but don't mind mixing it either.


Burridge have now played fourteen league games, having won seven, drawn one and lost six. Thirty-one goals scored and twenty-two conceded. Only Freemantle have let in fewer in the division and it is they who sit five points clear at the top after winning away 2-1 at Sporting Wessex.

In other news, former skipper Rich Allan did two things I can't recall him ever doing together, by announcing both quietly and soberly that he would return to Burridge in the Summer after two seasons spent at Hedge-End.

The line-up:

4-4-2: GK:Stanfield, RB:J.Schwodler, CB:K.Hewitt (c), CB:Dyke, LB:L.Sanderson, RM:Jones (Baker), CM:J.Hewitt, CM:Newman, LM:M.Sanderson, CF:S.Schwodler (B.Schwodler), CF:S.Hewitt (Kelly)

Subs: Hutton

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry about that Mark I have'nt heard Kenny Gee for a long time why don't you get drunk like us and did we see your backside?I seem to say the same things every week regarding missed chances and not punishing the opposition.Looks like I am going to make some changes next game even though we have the second best defensive record in the league we need to score more goals and cut our lapses in concentration.See u all Wed

Emerson Marks said...

Pete - it's been a while since you heard Kenny Gee and some time since I've witnessed an air sax solo.

As for boozing? I've put a stop to it and it doesn't end there. Oh no. Started getting reaquainted with putting one foot in front of the other, haven't I.

It's like walking only you go a bit faster. Only a bit faster mind you.

fields said...

I'm liking this new look blog v.much. I also like Britney Spears' new song/video. I don't like baked beans though, oh no... I don't like the way they move. They can't be trusted...

Anonymous said...

I'd like a return to the good ol' days when people would risk the sack to post comments. It's the only way for me to gage if anyone reads it.

Van Der Sar said...

If we could defend properly (goalkeeper excluded!) we would have the best defensive record!! :)

BORIS THE SPIDER said...

As a colleague of Marks, I'm tempted to come down and watch Burridge play but, hang on! The bloke out the Pixies playing Portsmouth? See you later.

the bugle landlord said...

It has come to my attention that a person/s/ associated with your club, are responsible for the mess and damage caused to the Bugle on Saturday 12th January.

I have (on good authority) been told that, what is believed to be the remainders of a birthday cake, were thrown against the back wall resulting in damage to the newly installed Plasma Screen TV.

CCTV footage of this incident will shortly be passed onto Hampshire Police if there is no apology, and the cost of the repairs to the TV are not paid back in full.

Regards, The Bugle Landlord.

Dykey said...

It wasn't my man who threw the cake!

Dykey said...

It must have been Chewie's fault.

Reynold said...

That was Bryn's birthday cake, you know. I haven't had a birthday cake since 1982. It was a very good one. It was a hedge-hog and the soikes were made from chocolate fingers, chocolate buttons for eyes and a cherry for a nose. Pure genius by Mum.

Anonymous said...

" honest officer" said Steven Gerrard as he was being interviewed by police after being burgled, "there were 5 premiership winners medals in there"
"Come on steve" he replied, "your a good player, but your no Phil Neville".....

Justin, you were awesome

fields said...

do you think i'll be able to get a burridge strip with 'NEWMAN' printed on the back? you know, like what the professionals wear on a matchday. i would very much like that.

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