Black Monday for Wanderers

It was another outing against The Gym Utd for West Hampstead Wanderers last night. A couple of tweets after the match suggested things hadn’t gone the Wanderers’ way. Nick reports:

Match day 6. Monday 21st February. KO 7.20
West Hampstead Wanderers 2 – 17 The Gym Utd

With previous outings against the Gym Utd being close battles that had gone both ways, the expectation for last night’s game was high.

As the saying goes, “great expectation can bring great failure”* and it did. For whatever reason the Wanderers failed to string anything together that would even resemble football – in attack, midfield and defense, the football was lacking.

Despite goals either side of half time by @MatthewMargot and @NWSixDan, which spared some blushes, the Wanderers could not stop the goals from leaking in, and failed to get anything back for themselves.

As a result, and to sum up: last night we got beat. Bad.

We’re half way through the league, and there is time to pick up more points. So we’ll scratch last night as a bad night at the office – and move onwards (and upwards?).

* quite possibly not a ‘saying’.

 [Ed: notable that the table-topping Kilburn Wizards also lost yesterday, so was clearly a strange night]

League standings:

Kilburn Wizards          P6 W5 D0 L1 GD +18
The Gym Utd.             P6 W3 D0 L3 GD +7
Abacus Athletic          P6 W2 D1 L3 GD -1
West Hampstead Wanderers P6 W1 D1 L4 GD -24
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  • Wow, it's almost like they must have been working out at a gym or something.

  • Anonymous

    Who gives a monkeys about these guys running round a field chasing each other?
    I'm sure some do but could you put these sporty reports elsewhere on your blog and give them less prominence.
    It spoils what is otherwise an interesting local community site.

  • WHampstead

    Well Des, as you say, some people care and therefore there's no reason to put these match reports elsewhere. More pertinently, it's a team that's come together largely because of this hyperlocal twitter feed/blog, so it seems even more appropriate. Would never expect that every blog post will interest everyone equally.

  • Anonymous

    Going back a few years, Des used to post on the old City Neighbours site. In due course you'll find it's best not to engage with him. He's got some rather extreme political views.