report Versus Bristol City
John Leslie (9)
Lee Steer (9) Jim McPherson (9) Mark Grice (9.5)
Grant Ramsey (8.5)
Aidan McGettigan (9) Tony Lawlor
(9.5) Jason Steer (9) Russell Stinson
Adam Pomoro (8.5) Steve Booth (9)
Leon Ashford (8.5)(Grant Ramsey)
John Stevenson (8.5) (Adam Pomoro)
Luke Pomoro (5)
Dave Lawlor (6)
Sanj Arora (5)
Manager: Kevin Robertson
This was a clinical performance against a well-organised and determined
Bristol City team. They had one basic flaw, their goalkeeper. Steven
Booth's first full debut saw a wonderful strike on the volley from a big
Jason knock down. 1-0, fabby dabby. No goalkeepers in our league apart
from our own would have saved that.
Next to strike for the mighty London Hibs was Lee Steer. Running up from
the right back position, he hit a wonderfully speculative shot that
Lee dipped passed the keeper. In your manager's view the ball trundled
toward goal, took a bounce off a divot and bounced over their pygmy
goalie. Still a
goal is a goal 2-0.
The third goal was in Russell's own opinion a Rasper and I have to agree
it was. It was a direct hit from 22 ½ yards, the goalie jumped out of the
way or was unsighted, depending on who you are, so we were 3-0 up.
The fourth goal when it came was a Pomoro speciality, after squandering
chance upon chance our Italian stallion decided it was time to shake his
ass and shimmy passed the lumbering centre backs, rounding their
colossally bad keeper and stroking home, for 4-0.
Excellent stuff from the lads.
A brief lapse in defence resulted in their best player sweeping down the
left flank, floating a great cross, that was met by an equally good
header, making it 4-1 at half time.
The second half was a different affair, they changed their keeper and we
took our foot of the collective pedal. Every attack they had however was
thwarted. John Jim and Gricey dealt emphatically with any attacks that
managed passed our superb defence. What I particularly liked was the
aggression shown by our defence, whether it be Jim or Gricey stepping up
to meet the balls passed to their forwards or Grant penning their absolute
koont of a player in the right midfield position. Leon when he came on did
likewise stepped passed the defender to nip the ball of the forward's
It is fantastic technique and is extremely frustrating for any opposition.
We have a balance to our team that we have only had on rare occasions in
the past. Whether it be in the ability to change players with equally
competent subs in Leon John Luke or da main man Dave Lawlor or the fact
that Adam can come off to go and watch a Chelsea game. We have a
tremendous squad and balance.
My view on man of the match, should read men of the match. I actually
thought Mark Grice and Tony Lawlor equally, but because Tony is such a
cheeky koont, I am going to give it to Gricey (ha foozing ha TH, like who
I was particularly pleased to see the boys not taking outrageous play from
the opponents like a bunch of lightweight shandy drinkers. Sibling rivalry
has another side and it was clear when Jason got amongst it after his
brother was savaged by one of their lumbering defenders, in addition the
main man on da wing came steaming across at the threat to his brother and
team. I for one will back you all 100% when crap like that happens on the
pitch. Well done Dave and Jason for sticking up for your brothers.
I am happy that we have a great number of options for the cup game. I am
confident we can do it against the HUN on the 21st.
My thanks to Jim's dad for collecting the corner flags and Dave for doing
the line, it is such actions that make the team easier to run. -1 to Scot
Drummond for failing to show after securing a place, not acceptable big
boy.Also Scooby, crap excuse "world cup final" on Saturday, not
Sunday -1 point.
(Manager London Hibs)