MOM & HL V BATTERSEA PARK RANGERS


The Albion faced Battersea Park Rangers in the second round of the “Marcus Lipton” cup, losing 5-1 for their troubles.

Despite going 1 nil up thanks to a goal from Tom South, BPR quickly equalised and went 2-1 up after a perfectly mistimed tackle from Stew gave them a penalty.

Walt : Refuelling before going to collect one of his wayward goalkicks

The Albion eventually when in at half time 3-1 down, after BPR added another following a well-placed back-post corner gave their number 8 a tap in.

At the start of the second half, the Albion came out fighting and produced several attacks which unfortunately didn’t amount to anything tangible.

BPR added 2 further goals as the team tired, the first bouncing over Walter (yes, Walt) from distance and the final was a tidy finish from BPR’s striker Adoo.

Despite losing heavily, there were several performances of note. Tom picked up a solitary vote to go with his goal. In second place, Will, Al and Greg on his full debut, all picked up 2 votes.

However, picking up his first MoM of the season was the oldest man on the pitch and Albion’s own Roger Milla, Steve Leslie.

There wasn’t much to report in “Henri Leconte” as it was a walkover.

Tied in second with a vote apiece were Stew “the chopper” Lauder for the aforementioned “late” tackle and Matt for having a mental breakdown, thinking the ref had awarded another penalty. He awarded a goal kick.

Runway “winner” with 6 votes was returning goalie, Walter Gwan Nulla. The 27 year old produced a performance worthy of Rene Higuita, Manuel Neuer and Jose Luis Chilavert all rolled into one.

At one stage Walt produced a triple combination of “Cryuff” turns and drag backs, that left the opposition strikers perplexed and himself so disorientated and so far out of play, he was 5 yards off the Clapham bandstand.

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