This was the long awaited first League Match for the Over 50s Team. We gathered at St.John Payne School in Chelmsford for an indoor match with a Kick Off at 8.00pm.
Initially we had a few problems with the ball itself; it was more like an overgrown tennis ball, something the team have never played with previously as indoors we have always played with a size 4 Futsal ball, and it took a little time to get accustomed to the much bigger and lighter ball.
Once the players got a little more used to it we started to make progress with some enterprising play from every team member. It was not long before the scoring started and at Half time the score stood at Concord Rangers 3: Chelmer 0. Both teams changed their formation in the second half and Chelmer put on a stronger team which gave Concord a few problems to begin with. Once the play settled Concord again played well but conceded three goals including a penalty. Substitutions made a difference and Concord went on to score three more goals
Team: Paul Ashley: Joe Tonner: Graham Nelson: Chris Fieldstead: Ian Johnson-Pooley: Mark Webb: Steve Gunter: Ron Woods: Darren Payne: David Howell: