It was billed as The Great Escape, could the men's 3's win five in a row and avoid relegation. Sadly it wasn't to be........or was it?!!
We lost the game 1-2 but as we speak there is the potential that results could go our way next weekend and keep us up.
Berkhamsted had the better of the opening 15 minutes with some good passages of play. Sadly we couldn't take advantage of this pressure and against the run of play Blueharts 5's went ahead. The goal came not via a well worked move by the opposition but from an unfortunate own goal by us. So we went to half time one nil down.
Skipper Ed gave us the usual rousing team talk at half time and we came out fired up and looking for the equaliser. A slight change in our formation at half time saw us pressing Blueharts. Eventually the pressure told and the equaliser came. A slightly unusual goal scored by our illustrious skipper which was a combination of a tennis smash and a lacrosse shot. No matter how it was scored it was a goal and we were back in the game.
There were a few cards shared between the two teams with a couple of players from both sides spending time on the sidelines.
It was fairly even during the second half, both sides having chances. A big shout out to our keeper Mark Johnson for some great saves keeping us in the game.
The second goal for Blueharts came the same way as the first with an own goal from us, so I suppose you could say Berkhamsted scored all three goals in the game. This gave them the lead which they held to the final whistle.
We are now at the mercy of other results which will dictate our fate in whether we stay up or go down.
I am not aware of who got the man of the match vote, but feel pretty sure it would have been our keeper Mark Johnson, in fact I would have him down as our player of the seaon.
Whatever the outcome skipper Ed has led from the front all season and at the team curry last night he was unanimously voted for when the question was asked if her should skipper us again. He has always run himself into the ground in every game and shown the way in terms of commitment.
There is a great team spirit in the men's 3's and we are already looking forward to tackling the next season whatever league we are in.