Ten Wins on an Historic Day for City Men and Ladies
Saturday 2 November produced one of, if not, the best set of results in club history, with ten league wins and a draw from thirteen East League Matches.
The day started off with a bang, as the Men’s 6th team put six past St Ives 3rds in the 10am pushback. With rivals Louth failing to win, this saw them go up to second in the Division 4NW table. Next up, the Men’s 2nd team were worthy winners against Cambridge University 2nds, with a 3-1 scoreline in an important Prem B match.
News was soon filtering back to Bretton Gate of other wins for the two teams in Division 3NW. The Men’s 4th team beat St Neots 7-1 at the Embankment, and the 5ths beat Bourne Deeping 2nds 2-0 away.
The young City 8th team also beat Bourne Deeping 4th team 2-1, their first points in the league this season, and the 9th team remained unbeaten with a win away at Leadenham.
The Ladies also played their part in full. Away at Bury St Edmunds, the Ladies 1st XI won 3-2. This was their second win, and the fourth game unbeaten in a row.
Biggest and the best win was at home from the Ladies 2nds. They beat Alford 7-2, with a superb performance against a team above them in the league at the start of the day. The final win for the Ladies also came against Alford, who beat the Alford 2nds 5-2 away in Skegness.
Without doubt though, the win of the day came from the Men’s 3rd team. They were away to Harleston Magpies 2nds, a team with a 100% home record, with three comfortable wins. City 3rds were not overawed and won well 4-1, with goals from Brendan Sullivan, Manish Patel and Adam Wilson (all pictured below).
The draw came from the Men’s 1st XI, who were dominant against a solid Wapping team, but just could not put the ball in the goal. The disappointment of that 0-0 draw though did not dampen the spirit of the rest of the club who will struggle to better that ever again.