IES M4 Match Report – Sat 5th Oct

IES 4th XI 5 – Norwich City 5th XI 0

Late on Friday night IES recorded their simplest win of the season when Norwich City conceded. This led to two things. Firstly, an unseemly scramble to claim the 5 goals. Trenter had a particular cheek in trying to claim all 5 from Canterbury – seemingly forgetting that you have to touch the ball in the D to score. The cancellation did deny Black and Stephenson their 4th XI league debuts

Whiting celebrated the victory by taking the Capitan’s wife out for the night.

Most of the rest of the squad gathered for a training session – although Mills missed out following his much deserved promotion to the 3rd XI.

Such is the togetherness of the 4th XI – there was even a crowd for the training session.

Various games were played and quiet a bit of running was done. One exercise demonstrated that most of the team couldn’t hit a barn door from 5 paces let alone a small goal from 16 yards.

Next week, newly 4th placed IES will travel to play pointless UEA. Not that attending University is pointless. But to date the students have lost three out of three – but each by only a single goal. So a close match can be predicted.

Player of the week, well – having watched Sebborn play 20 minutes at right mid-field for the 2nd XI to help them out in an injury crisis – there can only be one winner. Congratulations to Oli Mills – whilst your performance wasn’t witnessed by this reporter it is bound to have been better than Sebborn’s – although the latter was spotted passing it left on one occasion to a red shirt (sadly, Scarff – who has been heard to mumble with feeling on the matter – had left (!) the ground by that point – so he missed witnessing the miracle).