A nail-biting finish to today’s game, eventually emerging victorious 5-4 at home to Wotton-under-Edge B. The two teams at the bottom of the division stood toe-toe for 70 minutes like gladiators, never separated by more than one goal. For a change we didn’t give our opponents a two goal lead but took the lead ourselves after Joe had driven around the baseline and laid it on a plate for Dan. The lead was short-lived after an idiot in orange gave the ball away – what was he thinking? – and a shot into the D was deflected around Mike. We had a number of short corners but despite a little bit of practise at training, execution remained mediocre. We went back into the lead when Ross picked a pocket in midfield and rolled the ball into the D for Dan to hit first time into the far corner. The celebrations had barely died down before Wotton equalised and then took the lead, both resulting from loose balls from our players (no need to emulate the captain). 3-2 down at half-time but a time for cool heads. A short corner flick from Dan gave us the equaliser and then Ed roughed someone up in midfield, which the umpire deemed legitimate, found Dan in the D who squared the ball (unselfishly J) to Ross who couldn’t miss. But of course Wotton didn’t lie down and they equalised themselves from a powerful flick at a short. The stage was set for a final Dan flick, the best of the afternoon, leaving us 7 or 8 minutes to see the game out. Man of the Match was Dan, partly for his goal scoring exploits, partly for his unselfish assist and partly for staying off the pitch for the last few minutes as we looked to see the game out.