Thwaites season in tatters as relegation is a real possibility..
|Thwaites FC were sent crashing to a 5-1 defeat against Oggy FC in the Sunday
seven-a-side league yesterday. The brewery team put in a below-par
performance despite having several good chances. Jamie Hopwood, who was
called into the unfamiliar role as lone striker twice went close. However,
Oggy FC took the lead as Thwaites were caught out at the back. Soon after
they doubled their lead with a controversial goal which was surely overhead
height. This berated goalkeeper Martin Slater who launched a blistering
attack on the referee at half time and was lucky to stay on the pitch.
The brewery team's confidence was in tatters by the second half. However,
defender Damian Tabbinor broke through and slotted home a great goal to give
Thwaites hope of a revival but it turned out to be scant consolation as Oggy
FC extended their lead to 4-1. The match was a heated affair with Tabbinor,
Tipton and McManus all putting in some crunching tackles. The referee's
leniency ensured no-one was sent off as tempers flared towards the end.
Questions are almost certain to be raised over racism in the Thwaites camp
due to the ferocity of tackles directed towards the Asian players who
represented their opponents.
Carl Elmer missed the game due to a sore neck. What were we saying about a
new manager for the Sunday team? 5-a-side manager missed the game due to
The result consigns Thwaites to slip further down the table with the
relegation zone looming if they fail to beat S & W FC next week who have yet
to win a single game.
Slater 5 - Could have done better for at least two of the Oggy FC goals. Not
that mobile either
Tabbinor 7 - Scored an excellent goal. Defended excellently with some
ferocious tackles. Caught out sometimes.
McManus 7 - A stead performance from Thwaites most quiet ever player.
Mark Slater 6 - Tried to do far too much. What's new?
Tormay 5 - Lost the ball time and time again. Kept hold of it for too long.
Tipton 7 - His mazy runs nearly paid off with a serious of strikes on goal.
Hopwood 6 - Played in an unfamiliar role up front. He kept hold of the ball
well at times. However also lost the ball on occasions as he heard no-one
shouting for it. Came close to scoring twice.
(Pictured goalscorer Tabbinor)