The players were reminded early on of our atrocious record against FC Morden.Including last season’s 6-2 loss, which saw Sean going in goal within 5 minutes and his outfield replacement Alex, scoring a double.
The Albion faced Battersea Park Rangers in the second round of the “Marcus Lipton” cup, losing 5-1 for their troubles.The morning started off in bizarre fashion and with a hive of activity on the Albion Wattsapp group.New signing Marc Ferrer had not made the pre-arranged meet at the “Alex” on Clapham Common and whilst there was a tiny amount of concern for Marc’s wellbeing, we were more worried about having a play the game with 10 men.Showing no signs of last season’s “yips”, Chaz smashed the ball into the far corner, taking his tally to 3 for the season. The ball was pumped from deep into the treacherous wind, Stew headed the ball back to Luke in goal, who jumped and claimed with both hands.Only the onrushing SWAG striker to clatter into Luke, causing him to drop the ball and the striker to poke home for 1-1. The wind was starting to cause real problems for both sides, with it being end to end stuff but with not much football being played.Henri Leconte saw a wide range of voting, including “their #9 for being so hard”, “their player who tried to score from our goal kick” and Will for “avoiding a yellow, despite 3 or 4 reckless tackles”. Firstly, Chaz for a wrestling/jujitsu/judo battle with their #9, reminiscent of the silent fighting scene from the “Other Guys”.