TAFC Seniors v. Epsom Albion Reserves
TAFC Seniors have only been together since September and the team is a merger of several old TAFC teams, one of which was a founder TAFC team of 9-year olds in 2006. The present team has an age range of 19 to 28 and the two ‘old men’ in the team, Adam O’Mahoney and Nick Jupp certainly pull their weight, with the former on the score sheet most weeks and the latter providing a central core to the defence.
After a few disappointing results at the start of the season while they were getting to know each other, the team is now settling into a rhythm and the results are starting to come. Nevertheless last Sunday’s fixture was a daunting one – to second placed Epsom Albion Reserves. However the Teddington team totally dominated the game, despite the absence of Theo Walcot, one of the star players.
Their consistent onslaughts on goal should have resulted in a huge victory margin, but some nifty goalkeeping, the woodwork and sheer bad luck prevented this. Adam O’Mahoney scored the only Teddington goal, his brother Alex netted too but was judged offside, and sadly Epsom’s only attack on the Teddington goal resulted in an equaliser.
However, a draw against the second-place side in the league is no disgrace. Tom Hodgson was outstanding as ever, showing skill and leadership on the pitch, but every member of the team played their part. Team: Jack O’Mahoney, Oli King, Jake Horne, Conagh Nee, Conor Whitmarsh, Tom Hodgson, Sam Willis, Nunzio Armitrano, Isaac Jones, Joe Wick, Matt Kidd, Adam O’Mahoney, Nick Jupp, Alex O’Mahoney, Ollie Davison, Harry Woods