Marlins National League

BWPL Div 5 Walsall Marlins Match Report



12th and 13th OCTOBER 2013

Guys, What a weekend, this was the best team performance by a Marlins team for some time, we stuck to our team tactics all weekend , Spud you were spot on! With only 7/8 players for the whole weekend, then an injury to James after one game, it was just outstanding

The results 10-10 v Old Whitgiftians
10-14 v York
8-9 v Cheltenham Spartans, or really 9-9 !!

Oh for a bench, we would have won all three,

I am not going to report on each game, but I just want to report on performances

Ben Goodchild – superb keeper for the first two games and then out on the field as the only sub v Cheltenham , outstanding

Chris Halls – well , when he performs , he certainly does, against Cheltenham, he had the game of his life, save after save kept us in it for the first two quarters , just remember Chris, we need you to repeat this in stage two, well done , amazing what a pillow fight does to your performance !

Dan Paddon – a super star in the making, whether in attack or defence, you have come of age, those Cheltenham youngsters, just didn’t know what hit them! You can go to the top of this game

Mark Cheetham – probably the best pit attacker in the league, they went full press on us, soon changed that , once they realised that they need to double mark,

Ollie Grauers – captain fantastic, a slow start to the weekend, but as a captain, bonding the team, you are the man

Danny Hanlon, experience and ability to slow a game down, even if you are only taking a rest on the ball or staying afloat, but your work rate and valuable tips you pass on are brilliant

Andrew Kinch – small, but tireless work, defence and ability to steal the ball, was awesome this weekend, great legs! And thanks for warming Chris up with your tactics with the pillow!

Paul Cheetham – always lots to say, but this weekend you delivered, the best pit defender in the league, time after time he won the ball or moved the player to where he wanted him to be and no majors in the game against Cheltenham and he couldn’t get out! No subs

Toby Gomersall – the refs a chowd !! After another of the ball major, but thanks Toby, you did us proud

James Manning – worked hard in the first game, plenty of shots, the confidence is coming, let’s hope the injury doesn’t keep you out

Tony Murphy – his tactics were spot on and the team listened and delivered, you are the best coach in the league, blimey what will happen if we have 13

To all of you, who weren’t there, make sure you are available for the second phase, we are on the verge of something great, a Marlins team that can win again, we need you all, your team is calling!