Comp: Senior Division, Southampton Saturday League
Venue: Mount Pleasant Recreation Ground, Hamble
|(Pics by Roz Hutton) Above: Sam Schwodler celebrates his hat-trick.|
I took a moment to weigh up the options available to me: I could either leave my modestly sized genitals flapping loose under a pair of black Burridge shorts, or attempt to fashion some sort of makeshift jock-strap with the roll of brown electrical tape in the medical bag. Being on the hairier side, I decided to plump for the former. I shared this information with Kristian Hewitt. He looked back at me with an expression I have come to recognise in the eighteen years I have known him.
'You can't play without any cacks,' he told me.
“I could wear two pairs of shorts?”
He shook his head. “It won't work.”
|Kristian Hewitt, poised for action.|
|Armed and dangerous: Mark Reeves goes after the ball.|
Over the years, I've been faced with similar changing room dilemma's. One that stands out in my mind is on a Wednesday evening at Green Park in Millbrook. I'd been in a great hurry to park my car and get to the toilets. In my haste to empty my bowels, I hadn't checked to see if there was an adequate supply of toilet roll. Without a single sheet I was forced to leave that grubby toilet cubicle with only one sock. Many years ago, former Burridge captain, Scott Burnet was cornered into a similar improvisation. The thin wad of receipts he pulled from his trouser pocket were never destined to be used for a tax return.
|Jason Wilson's presence allowed his midfield partner Kristian Hewitt to do less running.|
Sam Schwodler completed his hat-trick in the second-half and although Michelmersh were to be commended for giving it a go and pulling a goal back, they didn't have enough in the tank to make a real fist of it. All in all, it was a good start to another Southampton League campaign.
Paul Dyke sent Burridge out in a 4-4-2 formation:
GK: Ryan Jones
RB: Dan Allen
CB: Kev Willsher (c )
CB: Ryan Hurst
LB: Mark Sanderson
RM: Sam Hewitt
CM: Kristian Hewitt
CM: Jason Wilson
LM: Mark Reeves (Dan Drinkwater)
CF: Joe Hill (Lee Fielder)
CF: Sam Schwodler (Ben Hutton)
Moment of the match: Sam Schwodler's hat-trick. For Saturday's other results click here