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Couldn’t finish his dinner

What's the first thing every young defender learns at his (or indeed her) mother's knee?

"Do not pass the ball across your own box".

That rule was broken after about 10 minutes by someone on the reds who will nameless (hem, hem).

Of course there is another rule for a defender at St Helens Walking Football.

"Do not give Ian Bridge a sniff of goal".

Breaking both rules meant the inevitable happened at Sutton Stadium and the blues went 1-0 up.

But the reds regathered and laid siege to the blue goals and but for some wayward finishing by (.....add the name of your choice here, they were all guilty.....) would have been streets ahead.

Coming the hour, cometh the man. Tom Parr took charge in midfield, ran...err sorry....stormed forward and put an unstoppable daisy cutter past the despairing dive of Dave Clarke. 1-1.

It was good to welcome Dave, his luminous boots and competitive spirit back after a long absence. And his namesake Dave had a fine match on his debut; but if he's not careful will catch the selectors eye to go in nets!

Great fun as ever and a fine match which finished honours even. As for next week well, the late Vera Lynn summed it up best :-

"We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when.....".

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Peter Fitzpatrick
Peter Fitzpatrick
Sep 04, 2020

It was good to see the guys in action again We've acquired some new members during my holiday & self isolation

But some things never change Dave Clark marked his return to action with a series I'd spectacular tumbles Geoff and Andy marshalled the Blues defence keeping Chris & co in check Tom & Alan did the same for the Reds

Ian seems as deadly as ever and Deggs has another night to forget in front of goal

All in all great football at times and wayward shooting still a feature of our weekly sessions

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