A nice antidote to the week before, with three wins out of four for the club, including a goal fest for the 4th XI.
The 1st XI were part of a bizarre game with South Bank. Despite having more chances (estimate 15 vs. 9) we couldn’t make them pay, and although we came back to 4-4 from 4-2 with 5 minutes of normal time remaining, we came unstuck in extra time through a baffling offside decision from the referee. Tough to take but ready to bounce back vs. Norsemen this weekend.
A great result for the 2nd and 3rd XI. The 3rd XI came away with their second 1-0 (from a penalty) in three games, whilst the 2nd XI came out on top with the odd goal in five. And then a select group of them went out for Luka’s birthday which would have been a very tame affair with no drama, no doubt.
Ed’s lads were rampant against EBOG after an initially tense start, going 2-0 up before the opposition pulled it back to 2-2. The floodgates then opened with Nabeel, Dan, Gordon and Nathan all grabbing a brace in a comfortable AFA Cup win.
A full complement of fixtures this weekend (we hope). More wins for the Birds to come!
1st XI  –  South Bank Cuaco aet (SAL Cup)
Scorers: Phil Obi (2), Charlie Johnson, Andy Cowell, Dan Dimond
2nd XI  –  South Bank Cuaco Reserves
Scorers: Joe Charles, Luka Nicolle, Marc Pennycook
3rd XI  –  Weirside Rangers 3s
Scorer: Ricky Fezolli
4th XI  –  East Barnet Old Grammarians 4s (AFA Cup)
Scorers: Nabeel Khan (2), Dan Budwal (2), Gordon Niner (2), Nathan Lucas (2), Poya Moshiry-Zavieh