Unfortunately, at the wrong end.
A truly mercenary team was decimated beforehand, against strong opponents, Hylton Castle FC.
Unfortunately, we lost our goalkeeper, soon followed by another player. We managed to get 12 there, nevertheless, as I struggled to plan out a team on a B&Q receipt using a silver glitter pen from Macca.
Veteran player, Thomas Bell, made his first Sassco appearance since 2006, while we had Gav Quinn, Andrew Arnold (or Anth as I was calling him for some reason), Ian Canavan, Alan Tench, Anth Mullen, all making debuts. Nelly Richardson, Tyson Stokoe, Muers, James Collinson and Macca, with me (Sangha) were the others.
Safe to say that we weren’t really in this one for the win, just the exercise and a stroll for Gareth Greener’s team, who requested the friendly. The sun was beaming and it was a steaming day. We tended to just be chasing around players, but did actually put up a little fight at the start. Once Macca let in his first clanger, we knew it was going to be a long day.
Macca actually had most of the running, picking the ball out of his net, but in the second half, Muers replaced him and did far better. We even scored, with Tench firing in, after Tyson’s set of misses.