Millers vs New Becehammians 1st XI (Away) | 29 Feb 20

Lost 1 – 7

Scorers: Simon Hurlow


While the 29th February only comes but once every four years; being on the wrong end of high-scoring results seems, like unsettled stormy weather, to have become an increasingly frequent event for The Millers.

Simon Hurlow was the one ray of hope, with an early goal, in this away game to the capital. The home side then took full advantage of their ex-Brombeck 1s player who regularly threw 3/4 pitch aerials and had a pretty useful drag-flick too.

Unfortunately, when combined with a couple of wiley old hands up front whose reversing skills (read: ‘backing in’) were adept at winning short corners in the opening half; The Millers found themselves 5-1 down at half time.

A better second half ensued but the home keeper denied and frustrated the visitors. Despite limiting short corner opportunities for New Becc’s in the second half, a further two were conceded from this method (the scorer celebrating like he’d won the world cup). The visitors could only reflect that sometimes a ‘big fish’ needs a small pond to boost their self-esteem.

Thanks go to Phil Sandy for accompanying us to officiate.

*The editor would like to apologise for an error in last weeks match report which wrongly accredited a goal to Ollie Neal. Although two wrongs don’t make a right hopefully some restorative justice has been delivered this week.