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Report 27th September 2022

There’s a new title up for grabs – King of the cage. And this week it goes to Matty Longshanks who loves being fenced in.

He celebrated our return to confined playing spaces with three goals and a glittering display of right-wing momentum that put the rest of us in the shade. Matty’s walking football journey began at the Cage of Dreams – where wings are narrow and goals are wide and he always did well there. At the new Cage au Grenouille, Matty made the most of the acute angles with four beautifully placed strikes into the far corners.

The honour of the first goal at the new stadium went to Posh who curled a delightful ball past Big Colin to win the first match 1-0, Pinks v Blue.

Match two saw the Pinks beat Team Tango 2-1. Legendary Rog opened the scoring, thanks to a sweet assist from Beaky, but goals from Wingnut and White Cliffs saw them through. The Cat might as well have had an early night for all the good he did between the sticks.

Blues v Orange ended up 3-1.

New Dave opened the scoring for Les Bleus, Beaky equalised but then scores from Matty and Jimbo (with the last kick of the match) sealed the victory.

Matty got a brace to give the Blues a 2-0 victory against the Pinks with Posh making two good saves during his temporary stint in goal.

The O’s bounced back in match 5 with a 2-0 win over the Pinks. The Riddler and Beaky got the goals and it could have been more were it not for Puffing Paul Hutton who pulled off four saves with his feet and one with a big hand.

But the closest game of the night came in match 6. Beaky continued his excellent night with the opener but Matty cancelled it out with his last of the night before Jimbo and New Dave (with a well-placed penalty) put the game beyond doubt despite Legendary Rog’s late strike.

The last game of the night saw The Blues beat Pinks one-nil with a Jimbo goal, Wingnut missing a penalty and Chairs being red-carded for denying a goal scoring opportunity.

The evening was reffed in great style by Deadeye Chris and although it was very cold the football and camaraderie was warm.

KOTC: Matty for his fab four.