The oldest person on the pitch was Tony, the Oakenhurst old timer. Although instead of playing, he was our referee, calling the shots as he saw them. Tony has given us a rundown of how the game played out:
“It was quite a tight game early on, Oakenhurst gave away a penalty which was well saved by Dan Parker, Nord then scored twice in first half compared to Oakenhurst’s nil. It was evident quite early on that they were a side that had played together before. The second half started with Nord scoring early on, Oakenhurst had scoring opportunities. Dan Parker continued to make a lot of important saves throughout the second half. Oakenhurst then made several subs. Martin Sanderson & Jack Plane making notable differences. Late into the second half Jack scored Oakenhurst’s one goal – a cross from the right wing put in at the far post. Nord reacted though and scored more goals, finishing the game at 6 – 1. All of the Oakenhurst side tried really hard against a good team and enjoyed it even though we didn’t win.”
It’s always enjoyable to have a bit of light competition between two companies and we all thoroughly enjoyed the game. Maybe next time, we’ll have a bit more practice and be a bit more organised when playing a well-practiced team like Nord Recruit!