The battle of Indian gym commenced at 4pm. A special mention to DVB who brought his girlfriend to watch the epic battle. DVB is a cunning linguist speaking in French to her. I asked her what the French for “VA VA VOOM”…. It’s still a mystery.
The game started at frantic pace. With the first five minutes Ramon had the audacity to play a shot through his legs and just missed the goal. Nadish who had his debut for Chiswick this week was absolutely tearing it up at the front, an epic debut to remember.
Indian Gym who are fierce competitors were able to turn the pressure on Chiswick. With a strong hit (not a slam dunk the funk….only Charles Offord has that in the locker) from a short corner, put it in to go one ahead.
Chiswick equalized in a quick manner. Sam Alton who had been the midfield general with his partner in crime Will Bishop, were able to play quick one-two hockey between them. Sam took a reverse strike into the top corner. Boom!!!
Indian GYM were applying great pressure to the Chiswick backline. They were able to hold out for a long period due to the defensive strength of the Wolfman and Paul “I like horses” Caine. Dan Horne made some fantastic saves on the floor. But one to many short corners later, Indian GYM went back up 2-1.
Chiswick in the last 15 minutes took control of the game. Attack after attack Chiswick were on the verge of scoring. With a short corner given to Chiswick, Wolfman placed an inch perfect injection to the stopper Will. Scott “smelly shirt” Elliott saw the keeper log before his shot and drag-flicked over the keeper to kiss the top of the back board. The celebration was that of someone who has won gold at 1988 Olympic final.
Speaking of 1988 GB hockey Olympic final, the right back for Indian Gym played in that final and has a gold medal, so speaks volumes of the result for Chiswick to get a point away.
FYI, Charles Offord broke his stick at the weekend so will be calling his mum to ask her to buy him a new stick.
MOM: Sam Alton - Cracking goal and solid in midfield
DOD: Scott Elliott - Green card