The Legends Return

Match report by RUNNING MONKEY

Pools Legends 20 (twenty)* Pools Trust 0 (nil) - Friendly
Sunday 13 October 2019
Seaton Carew

The best team we have seen in a Pools shirt turned up yesterday to play against a Pools Trust team. 

Legends: Dimi, Brackstone, Nelson, Westwood, Barron, Miller, Humphreys, Tinkler, Clark, Sweeney, Williams.

There were a couple of ringers, namely Oliver Barron and young Charlie Barron who was the star of the show. It had to be said, even though there were a few pounds added, the Legends were up against a heavyweight Trust team.

It was great to see the Legends showing off their skills again even at a slower pace. Dimi had the quietest game he would ever have as the Trust struggled gamely to take the game to the Legends. The Trust keeper was very game and shied away from nothing. The Legends had an obvious game plan: to let every outfield player score a goal. The only let-down was Nelson who fluffed a couple of chances but he claimed he was concentrating on setting up the other players.
"The Legends had an obvious game plan: to let every outfield player score a goal."

Richie started the goal rush by chipping a ball with the outside of his boot over the keeper and into the net from a tight angle. The fittest of the Legends were obviously the players who are still playing such as Nelson. Ben Clark literally ran the front line and Miller was brilliant. Tinkler was stroking the ball around in his inimitable way and Sweeney, our new manager, had a great game too.

The smallest player on the field was Charlie Barron aged eleven if he was lucky. He had all the style of his dad and scored two great goals, the best one when he rounded a rotund centre half and smashed the ball into the far side of the net. His older brother, 18-ish, did not fare as well and missed a couple of sitters but looks a handy player all the same.

I would estimate about three hundred Poolies turned out on a very wet muddy Seaton football pitch to support the lads and thoroughly enjoyed the show as the Legends ran out 20-0. Well done the Trust and the Legends.

* Note: Some accounts give the score as a mere 19-0

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