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COXA Team Sheet 27th October 2018

By Frank Barretta

Plus match report!

Hey all,

Another full weekend of fixtures ahead. Please find details attached. The 1s are away to Atlis FC, one to watch as they play at the London Stadium marathon track so makes for quite the day out if you fancy supporting. They come off the back of a true COXA 2-1 10 man away win at Reigate with Big Mike in the sticks coming away with 6 stitches on the bonce to boot!

We have 4 strong sides out this week so expecting a return to winning ways all round. The Vets are the only cup fixture of the weekend.

Another 4s match report and an oddly quiet game on the goals front but a Cup win nonetheless!

Let's go get em!

Saturday 27th October 2018
1st XI vs. Atlis FC
Kick Off: 12.30
AWAY at The London Marathon Community Track, London Stadium, E20 2ST
Instructions: All players to meet at the ground at 13.00.
Hospitality at the Crate Brewery just over the canal
Contact: Michael Williams:

2nd XI vs. Old Thorntonians III
Kick Off: 13.00
AWAY at Richardson Evans Memorial Ground, Roehampton Vale, London,
SW15 3PQ
Instructions: All players to meet at the ground at 12.00 to meet
oppo / ref and prepare pitch.

Contact: Dom Taggart:
3rd XI vs. Old Tiffinians II
Kick Off: 13.15
HOME at Southfields Academy School - 333 Merton Road, SW18 5JU
Instructions: All players to meet at the ground at 12.15.
Hospitality at The Earlsfield pub.
Contact: Derek Mensah:

4th XI vs. Wandsworth Borough III
Kick Off: 14.00
HOME at 37 County Road off Green Lane, Norbury, Croydon CR7 8HN
Instructions: All players to meet at the ground at 13.00.
Referee: Club Appointed
Contacts: Tommy Cawkwell:

Vets vs. London South United
Kick Off: 14.00
AWAY at Post Office Sports Ground, Trentham Drive, Warlingham, CR6 9RU
Instructions: All players to meet at the ground at 13.00.
Contact: Mike Garvey:


Buzzing. Absolutely buzzing. And itching...itching to write a match report for you all.

Funny how you play the same team as last week...but they don't have any of the same players. Funny that.

Sinbins as I called them last week was apt today as their cb got sent there for moaning at the ref. Lolz.

Different team, different game. This team liked to play ball and were ready to unsettle the coxa team with underhand tactics.

Harmer had the cb riled up and got pushed over and grabbed by the throat but with no punishment. Smiddy got kicked punched and a headbutt thrown at him. All with no punishment...but...let's Not get dwindle on that.

An attritional (thanks Jamie morris) performance saw Clapham defend for long periods of the game but still create a few chances. A flashed drive across the box with Smiddy stretching, Jonesy (the Clapham trippier as I know call him) smashed one that the keeper saved. But couldn't score.

Neither could the oppo. COXA defence stood strong and when it got broken down Critchlow was there. A string of saves kept the opposition at bay as legs were tiring. My favourite was the back post header that I palmed over the bar. (Turns had it covered).

Andre got really angry with himself and proceeded to have a stormed of a second half. So much so, they subbed off the winger.

With the deadlock not broken we entered extra time and it was obvious that coxa had tired. Only will power was going to get us through. Critchlow again made saves, tip onto the crossbar with broken finger (ouch), 1 on 1 save and a sharp effort heading in the bottom corner. Today the bakery was closed.

At some point Adam Jones fell over. I have no idea when or why, but Jamie Morris told me to write it in there. Bantz

The final final whistle blew and it was pens.

Harms was saved but still had time for killer banter with the keeper.

Clapham put away their next 5 pens, as the silly Billys missed their 3rd and 6th. (They go down as saves)

Smiddy, Jones, Tommy, Turns and finally Whitts.

What an enjoyable but tiring game. Top effort from everyone.

Today it's a peanut butter milk stout, which is smooth and delicious.

Absolutely buzzing. Oh...and a lady bird landed on my shirt during the game. It was black with 2 red spots. Or are they red with lots of overlapping black spots? I was told at primary school that they were poisonous...Or was that the yellow ones? I don't remember....nor is it important. Ramblings of a happy man.


Updated 16:19 - 29 Oct 2018 by Frank Barretta

Where next?

Concordia Autumn 2018 Concordia Autumn 2018 now available as a PDF file. See document link below.
COXA Remembrance Mass - Sunday 11th November 2018 COXA Remembrance Mass will be on Sunday 11th November 2018 at the College Chapel 11.00am.


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