7th XI

Skipper: Phil Weston

Player of the Year: Richard Plowright

The 7’s whole season was plagued by an annoying trait; good first halves, followed by self destructing seconds – coupled with a lack of goals and defensive errors it made for a disappointing season for a squad looking for promotion in September.

Way too many times we had a solid and promising first half where we looked the better side, yet ended in a heavy defeat. Clearly the gaffer needs to take a look at his half time team talk! By Christmas the season was effectively over as a competition, sitting mid table and out of both cups, the top two teams in the league still with 100% records and the bottom two with one win between, we couldn’t realistically go up or down.

Highlights were the double over Old Actonians and a very spirited home performance against league winners HSBC at the poly where a 1-2 defeat was incredibly harsh on the lads who dominated throughout.

Rachid El Bakali claimed his second successive golden boot and Mr consistent Richie Plowright won the player of the year vote, with Sasha Batica, Jonny Foster, James Gillespie and Stef Tarlowski all tied for second.

Going forwards the 7’s aim for the season is firmly fixed on a top 2 finish and promotion back to the promised land of minor league (south) division 3

Up the Poly!

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