Following this morning’s league match, a reduced number turned out for training at Les Academias Decrepidos.
But – nevertheless, it was an enthralling seven-a-side hour’s run-out, with some great goals and good-spirited competitiveness.
Matty Longshanks made up for not getting on the scoresheet in Bexhill with a beaut. of an opener after 45 seconds.
His long distance curler left Scouse Phil rooted to the spot to give the Blues their opener and a double strike by Hughie Canoey gave them a three-nothing lead in the first 20.
There was a distinct lack of goalkeepers on show with only The Cat attending and he was in imperious form making five great saves in the first period before switching to the Pinks and repeating his clean sheet and denying Hughie his hat trick.
Hughie was playing absolutely out of his skin from the back, putting in block after block and he has rarely played better.
Buoyed by the switch of keepers, the Pinks came back with a solitary El Jay goal in the second period and had all the chances but super saves from Legendary Rog and Posh Andy kept the scores down.
Trigger was hungry for a goal but the Cat saw to it that he went home wanting.
New signing Chris was majestic at the back and when the coach arrived late he went forward and took a super goal in the third period. It all finished 3-2 Blues.
Mehdi played well for the second time today, was calmness personified, Oh My Cod was industrious with no luck in front of goal and Wondy again showed how dangerous he is, bursting forward from the back.
The Cat kept an excellent clean sheet and Hughie gets the MOM award for a simply brilliant performance.