Washington CC 6 Sassco.co.uk 2.

Dust is flying as Stubba fails to convert one of his many scrappy chances.

Dust is flying as Stubba fails to convert one of his many scrappy chances.

Stubba assists with two!

Dust is flying as Stubba fails to convert one of his many scrappy chances.

I take the blame for todays defeat. Why? Well, not for the on the pitch theatrics, but because I spent a couple of seasons trying to get Washington CC to join the WCFL. They’re actually doing very well. Unbeaten and at the top of the league.

We were on a hiding to nothing. We were missing Murton, Pearson(s), Macca, Tim and rising star, Mark Muers. We managed to rope Dave Smith and Scott Smith in. Stubba also showed up and Titch made a return after missing two games. Dixon and Marky were also there.

More dust as Dave Gourlay puts away the penalty after Stubba had been fouled.
More dust as Dave Gourlay puts away the penalty after Stubba had been fouled.
Comedy moment. This normally happens to Sassco, but this time, the Washington defender collides with his own goalkeeper.
Comedy moment. This normally happens to Sassco, but this time, the Washington defender collides with his own goalkeeper.

First half was reasonable. We conceded early, but then had around three chances which were poorly executed. They then scored their second excellent goal.

Second half was hit and miss. Wayne Greenwell and Anth Langan took over tactical duties and will be doing so from now on. I’ve said plenty of times that pulling the squad together and getting them there, plus arranging kit, etc. means that the tactical side of things really isn’t worked on. Both players want the role, so it should be interesting what ideas they come up with.

Dixon's return to full time football with Sassco isn't going to plan. It seems as if early retirement is on the cards.
Dixon’s return to full time football with Sassco isn’t going to plan. It seems as if early retirement is on the cards.

We conceded a third and fourth in quick succession. By now we were jaded. After the fifth, Titch got one on his tally with an assist from Stubba. Stubba then got walloped and Gourlay put away the penalty. Our only highlight of the second half was the excellent and battling performance from Scott Smith in defence.

The final score was 6-2. Poor and disappointing, but half expected with such a threadbare squad.