Saturday 9th April 2011
Old Wheats 52 - 3 Coventrians Mids 5 West South & Clayton Flick Memorial Trophy
As any golfer will tell you, it's a real kick in the pants when they bag a hole in one while practising (when nobody's watching) but take five shots in a competition. Well much like today for the boys in blue; back in January we rocked up at Norman Place Rd, put in a tough shift, fronted up and won 12-8 but did not secure the Flick Trophy because, well, it wasn't up for grabs.
New day, different month, ground bathed in sub tropical sunshine and whole different opposition. A Wheats side chock full of meaty forwards and pacy runners that revelled in the unseasonal heat took us to the cleaners for most of the match and Covents, holders of the trophy since 2008 (2 wins and uncontested in 2009 due to Wheats not wanting to play) relinquished the silverware.
Enough of the sour grapes though, we took our medicine (bitter as it was) and ought to remember that this was a day to celebrate the silky skills and bubbly personality of a wonderful player and friend who was taken tragically and ridiculously early at the age of 25.
Today's lads battled on earnestly and never shirked from their task but superior pace, organisation and fitness told in the end and fair play to Wheats who thoroughly deserved their victory. Bring on next week when we take on table toppers Claverdon and look to poop their promotion party. As for today, I know I'm biased but to sit outside Covents with the boys (and girls) watching the sun set, beer in hand and talking shite is certainly where I want to be however much we've lost by. Long may it continue! To re live the pain, click here