Match report

  Rarities are a thing. Rockinghorse Poo is rare, Jordan marriages that last are rarer. But the rarest thing in the world is a Hassan strike from 12 yards that stays on target and gives the keeper no chance. When the ball came to the exuberant bus driver the watching […]


  Second week back on the Field of Dreams ( also known as the field of turds) while the vandalized cage is being fixed. It was a straight 60-minute fight – in three chukkas – between the Blues led by Scouse Phil and the Wine Gums skippered by Big H. […]


  Allied airmen shot down over occupied France and Germany during 1940 were among the longest-held prisoners of the Second World War. The Stalag Luft camps and indeed Colditz Castle became their home for many long years. And their sense of freedom, their expressions of joy on their release and […]


  With Tier 3 looming in Hastings there was an uncertain sense of foreboding in The Cage of Dreams tonight. A good squad of 15 players turned out for what may or may not turn out to be the last session before Christmas. And that’s where the season of goodwill […]


  An extraordinary night at the Cage of Dreams. Thirteen stalwarts braved the inclement weather and were rewarded with a closely-fought match of three thirds. Gorgeous Georges picked the teams, blues being Chairman Phil, Granite Bob, Marco van Gasman, the Iranian Assassin, Matty, Turkish Motormouth and Pistol Pete. Wine Gums […]


  Hatfuls of goals in an even-tempered pleasant match in the Cage of Dreams on Saturday morning. Howard and The Cat being absent meant only one regular goalkeeper in Jeremy who recovered from his nightmare on Monday to play competently. But he couldn’t stop Charlie putting six past him and […]


  Word is beginning to spread about the Walking Football revolution in Hastings. The Over 50s now have a proper club to join and tonight two new players threw themselves into the fray. Mark and Ersin hadn’t played for a while and took a few minutes to get into the […]


  The evening was cold but the welcome was warm in the Cage of Dreams tonight. Alexandra Park’s tatty astroturf under floodlights is as good a playing surface as anything municipal and the new promotional club banner set the scene for a super night’s walking football. Scores don’t prove anything […]


  Outstanding football in the cage this morning as the Lemons overcame the Wine Gums. Everybody’s favourite fish restauranteur arrived talking in Turkish down his mobile phone about a consignment of cod. Hoping to net as much as an Icelandic trawler, he found himself in a tight (but never boring) […]


The last game in the Cage of Dreams before the second lockdown brought everyone out for a final hurrah – possibly of the year. Sixteen walking footballers split into three teams for a close-fought Corona mini tournament. It was a session for goalkeepers and goal scorers with a couple of […]