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Men's 7th XI - Match centre

Sonning 7
Oxford 9
Sat 10 Dec 13:30 - South Hockey League - MBBO Open League - Division 9 Full time

Steve takes to the air

But who turned the lights out

It may be alittle unconventional to do a match report for an abandoned game, but some tales have to be told.

In the post-apocalyptic wastelands, when the survivors of Trump and Brexit gather around the fires to talk of the myths and legends of Sonningness, they will tell the story of the feat that was the hat-trick of O'Mara and also of the fabled M6s - the best looking side in Sonning.

But the story that all will wait to hear will be of the Old of the Mighty 7s and his amazing aerial up the middle. The doubters will say it was luck, and the skeptics will say it was a miss hit. But the true believers will say that if Steve said he intended to do it then it must be so!

Such a tale helped to lift our spirits after we were cruelly denied our chance to shine. Our match was finished early, just before half-time when the lights went out and couldn't be brought back to life. Up until then we had been having a great game, evenly matched, but some great chances, shots on goal, some close misses, a couple of shorts and a generally spirited performance from the team. Despite a small lapse in defence, leading to an early Oxford goal, we were confident that the games was ours to win. A rematch in the New Year is eagerly awaited.

MOTM: Steve (I really meant it) Olds - Aerial magic
I have decided to override the team (and my own nomination) - we cannot discourage our attack (especially our colts) from shots on goal, so
DOTD: Reading Hockey Club - get your lights fixed!

And a special mention to Ollie - a great match tea - Haddock Chowder - I would happily have that again

We have our final game of the year next week, away to Henley with a PB at 15.00. Our numbers are low for this game so please let Captains or me know if you can help us out.

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other MBBO Open League - Division 9 results

Abingdon 3
Banbury 4
Eastcote [7] Eagles
Newbury & Thatcham 6
Harrow 2
Aylesbury 5

League table

# Team Pl Pts
11. Eastcote [7] Eagles 15 14
12. Abingdon 3 14 14
13. British Airways 3 14 12
14. Aylesbury 5 15 12
15. Sonning 7 16 11
16. Bicester [4] Development 14 10
17. Maidenhead [5] Mystics 0 0


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